Leo Martello (1931–2000) was an author, lecturer, gay civil rights activist, and an early voice in the American Neopagan movement. He drew heavily on his Sicilian heritage, teaching the Strega Tradition which was named after the Italian word for Witch.
As a founder of the Witches Anti-Defamation League (later the Alternative Religions Education Network) he was known for his lively and sometimes confrontational style. For example, in his books he tried to popularize the "Witches' Curse" which was "I wish you on yourself". He was profiled in Margot Adler's Drawing Down the Moon.
Black Magic, Satanism, Voodoo (1972)
Hidden World of Hypnotism - How to Hypnotize (1969)
How to prevent psychic blackmail: The philosophy of psychoselfism : sensible selfishness versus senseless self-sacrifice (1966)
It's In The Cards:The Atomic-Age Approach to Card Reading Using Psychological & Parapsychological Principles (1964)
It's in the stars: A sensible approach to and a psychological evaluation of astrology in this "age of enlightenment." (1966)
Reading the Tarot: Understanding the Cards of Destiny
Understanding the Tarot (1972)
Weird Ways of Witchcraft (1969)
Witchcraft, The Old Religion (1973)
Your pen personality (1961)
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