To the countless people who he inspired, Carl Llewellyn Weschcke will forever be known as the Father of the New Age. Throughout his illustrious life, Carl's passion for magic and personal improvement helped foster a revolution that transformed contemporary spiritual practice.
In vivid and entertaining detail, this book tells the story of Carl, from a childhood influenced by his spiritualist grandfather, to his early days as an organizer and officer for the NAACP and the ACLU. Discover the fascinating details of his acquisition of Llewellyn Worldwide, his relationships with the most influential thinkers and teachers of the counterculture, his public Wiccan handfasting and enduring relationship with wife Sandra, and his stewardship of a world-famous publishing company. Written by longtime correspondent Melanie Marquis--and including contributions from friends, family, artists, authors, and collaborators--this is a book that looks back at the kindling of a movement while empowering fellow travelers on their journey forward.
Melanie Marquis is a lifelong practitioner of magick, founder of the United Witches global coven, and organizer of Denver Pagans. She has written for the American Tarot Association, Llewellyn's almanacs and datebooks, and national and international Pagan publications including Circle and Pentacle Magazine. Her books include The Witch's Bag of Tricks, A Witch's World of Magick, Beltane, and Lughnasadh. She is the coauthor of Witchy Mama and the cocreator of Modern Spellcaster's Tarot. She lives in Colorado.
Visit her online at http://www.melaniemarquis.com.