Let’s talk a bit about the relationship between Wicca and Thelema. How was Thelema an influence on the early days of Wicca? In what ways are the two religions alike? And–just as importantly–how do they differ? In this video, I talk through some of the history of Gerald Gardner’s meetings with Aleister Crowley and his OTO charter, a few of the superficial similarities between Thelema and Wicca, and the importance of the concept of true will in differentiating the religions.