Carl L. Weschcke
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Carl Llewellyn Weschcke (September 10, 1930 – November 7, 2015) was a businessman and the president/owner of Llewellyn Worldwide (formerly Llewellyn Publications) from 1961 until his death. He received nationwide media attention when he bought the supposedly haunted Summit Avenue Mansion in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1964, and claimed to have "numerous odd experiences" there.
Born in St. Paul, Weschke bought Llewellyn Publications in early 1961 when he was president of Chester-Kent, Inc. In 1970, Weschcke opened the Gnostica Bookstore in Minneapolis, as well as the "Gnostica School for Self-Development", based on Gnostic teachings. He also began the Gnostic Aquarian Festivals in Minneapolis, also known as Gnosticon during the 1970s, which helped fuel the rise in awareness of occult and metaphysical teachings.
He died on November 7, 2015, and was survived by his wife Sandra, and son, Gabe.
- Todd Nelson, "A supernatural plan" Archived April 3, 2015, at the Wayback Machine., Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 23, 2011
- 100 Years of Llewellyn: Press Release: Weschcke buys Llewellyn Publications
- 100 Years of Llewellyn: NAACP Names Carl Weschcke Minnesota President
- 100 Years of Llewellyn: ACLU Elects Carl Weschcke Minnesota President
- http://www.llewellyn.com, Carl Llewellyn Weschcke: Publishing Pioneer, Visionary, The Father of New Age, posted November 9, 2015
- Rosemary Ellen Guiley, The Encyclopedia of Witches &Witchcraft
- Raven Grimassi, Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft
- George Knowles, "Carl Weschcke", "Controverscial.Com"
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