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Sybil Leek (1917 to 1982) was an English witch, astrologer, psychic, and occult author. She wrote more than sixty books on occult and esoteric subjects. She was dubbed "Britain's most famous witch" by the BBC.
Because she rose to media fame in the 1950s after the repeal of the 1735 Witchcraft Act in 1951, she had an effect upon the formation of neopagan witchcraft, namely the religion of Wicca. Sybil Leek was born on 22 February 1917 in the village of Normacot in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England to a well to o family. Sybil claimed to have a long family history of witchcraft which she traced back to the 16th century and to her ancestor Molly Leigh, who had been accused during the witch hunt.
Sybil's immediate family all played a part encouraging her to follow the craft. She learned much from her father about nature, animals and the power of herbs, and even discussed eastern philosophies. Her grandmother taught her astrology, by decorating biscuits and cakes with astrological symbols and asking Sybil to put them in order and describe what each symbol meant.
She only had 3 years of orthodox schooling. Her family continued to school her at home, but her grandmother focused on her esoteric training, such as the knowledge of herbs, astrology, the psychic arts, and divination much more than she did mathematics and English.
Sybil's family played host to some very scholarly characters. H. G. Wells, Sybil and her father used to take long walks discussing all things metaphysical. Sybil Leek claimed she knew Aleister Crowley, stating he was a family friend and even told her family Leek would be his successor