MICHAEL HOWARD was a much respected author of over forty books on witchcraft,
paganism and western occultism. In his writing he drew on his fifty years of experience as a
practitioner in the esoteric traditions and in-depth research into many aspects of occultism,
especially in the field of traditional witchcraft and Wicca. His position as editor of
The Cauldron, during its years of publication, enabled him to gain a unique insight into historical
and modern esotericism.