Ann Moura

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Ann Moura (born August 20[1] 1947[2]) is an author of books about magic, religion and Neo-Paganism.[3] She calls her witchcraft tradition Green Witchcraft,[4] and has written several books about it.[3] Her public Craft name is Aoumiel.[5]

Ann Moura has been a solitary practitioner of Green Witchcraft for over forty-five years. According to Moura, her mother and grandmother practiced witchcraft, which makes her a hereditary witch.[3] Her mother and grandmother were Brazilians of Spanish descent, and Ann Moura considers their tradition Celtic-Iberian.[4] Unlike them, Moura doesn't include names of Christian saints to her witchcraft practice. Instead, she uses names of Pagan deities because she believes that the family's witchcraft tradition was originally Pagan.[3]

The death of Moura's mother prompted her to write about Green Witchcraft. She wanted to pass along the things she had learned from her mother and grandmother. Her mother and grandmother passed down information as matters came up rather than as a complete, formal education. Moura was worried that the knowledge moving from one generation to the next was getting slimmer.[3][6] Green Witchcraft as presented by Moura also contains information discovered by Moura herself.[6]

Moura holds both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in history.[2][7] She is a certified Archivist, and has been a Navy Lieutenant and a high school history teacher.[2] She runs her own metaphysical store.[7] She is married, and has two children. She lives in Florida.[2]


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  1. ^ "Happy birthday!". MysticWicks Online Pagan Community. 2004. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 
  2. ^ a b c d Ann Moura (August 2004). "Personal Info". Ann Moura's Garden. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Origins of Modern Witchcraft: TWPT Talks to Ann Moura". The Wiccan/Pagan Times. 2001. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 
  4. ^ a b Ann Moura (August 2004). "Green Witchcraft". Ann Moura's Garden. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 
  5. ^ Ann Moura. "Questions and Answers". Ann Moura's Garden. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 
  6. ^ a b Aislinn Unne (2006). "Interview with Ann Moura". MysticWitch. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  7. ^ a b Llewellyn Publications. "Author Bio: Ann Moura". Retrieved 2011-03-03. 

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