During the early 1970s, a number of witches released their own vinyl records through various record companies. Three of these records stand out among the rest.
Gundella – Hour of the Witch
This is by far my favorite of the “Witches on Vinyl” post. In this, Gundella (Marion Kuclo) gives instructions on how to cast spells. She emphasizes that you must be initiated to be a witch, but anyone can access the power of magic at some level, so she gives you advice on developing a bit of talent and gives a number of spells that any sexy sorcerers or dashing sorcerer could potentially try their hands at.
Sybil Leek – Astrological Delineations, your birth sign and your music
In the world of witchcraft, the name of Sybil Leek was legend. She was the world’s “Best Known Witch.”
Sybil’s major love was astrology, and this record is a product of that love. In this, she pairs astrological music with the signs of the zodiac. Very entertaining and gives you music that can help align your own sign’s harmonic energy with the power of music.
Louise Huebner – Seduction Through Witchcraft
In the late 1960s and through the 1970s, Louise Huebner was a well know witch who released two well-known books and at one time was deemed “The Official Witch of Los Angles County.” On this record, (though, I don’t have the record of hers – only the compact disc) Louise outlines some of her better known spells and teaches the listener all sorts of things that may have been of interest to a modern witch of the 1970s genre.
A number of other witches did various recordings that were released during this same time period. Another known record was even made by Alex and Maxine Sanders titled, “A Witch is Born.”
I have also been told that some traditions of witchcraft taught coven members who lived at a geographical distance via audio tape when travel wasn’t feasible, such as the Georgian tradition from California.
I truly wish that more witches would have made records at that time period – or even made interesting compact discs in the 1990s. This method of disseminating information has become a lost art as we move on in time to disseminate through the technology of today…. Such as blogs and v-logs!
What will come next after blogs and v-logs are a thing of the past? I guess time will tell!