Blessed Be project documents the evolution of witchcraft and its heritage in the western modern society. The research focused on their traditions and rituals show the coexistence of modern witchcraft and its gap between the naturalistic essence of paganism and the practice in the modern urban life. From Eclectic Wicca to Feminist covens, Tarot Secret Societies or Black Hat gatherings, the project shows different evolutions and hybrids adaptations to new philosophies and its correlation with the women empowerment.
Wicca is a modern pagan religion founded by Gerald Gardner and Doreen Valiente, in England in the 50’s, coinciding with the abolition of the crime of witchcraft and thanks to the influence of their followers — now an official religion in United States, Puerto Rico, Spain and Portugal. Wicca bases his foundation in their ritual practices of magic particularly celebrated during rites of passage, full moons they call Esbats and the several seasonal festivals of the year, commonly known as Sabbats.