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Welcome to The Wiccan Brigade

Hailed as “India’s most fabled Wiccan”, Ipsita Roy Chakraverti is credited with bringing this pagan movement to India many decades ago. It was in the 1960's that she first brought before the people the ways and philosophies of the ancients, and revealed the true nature and origin of a much maligned word - witchcraft, or as known in India, dakinividya.

Ipsita revealed the healing powers which lie hidden within Nature and stood up for women battered as ‘daayans’ in a callous society. She stood before all and dared to call herself a dakini - a dreaded word in those days. That is when the journey started -that which today is a movement embraced by people across all ages and all walks of life.

In November of 2006, Ipsita formed her Wiccan Brigade which works out of Kolkata India. It started with a small group of students hand picked up by her who were trained and taught the old ways and traditions of Wicca even as they carried on with their day to day lives.

Their studies embraced the esoteric traditions of the East and West, science and mysticism. As the Wiccan Brigade grew, the learning embraced more than just Wicca. Subjects which fell into the bracket of comparative religion, philosophy, and psychology became part of the curriculum. Ancient scriptures and mystical traditions across the world were brought to the fore. Moreover, the movement to return to values and preserve an old way of life grew- one which had honour, dignity and self-sufficiency. Thus, in October 2013, the umbrella organization The Young Bengal Brigade came into being with Ipsita Roy Chakraverti as Chairperson.

In Summer of 2017, the Wiccan Brigade charted another bend in its course. Over the past number of months, Ipsita had been opening the doors more and more, to those who were eager to learn, but were unable to become full time members. She now dissolved all membership and opened the gates to all those who would like to delve into this ancient branch of learning and learn of the mystical traditions.

Ipsita , through her teaching and lecture activities, continues her work to eradicate superstition and to bring before the people, the true face of Wicca and ancient cultures of the world.

Even since Ipsita has opened the gates to all, many have been able to delve into this ancient science, but as she says, in the long run,

"You don't choose Wicca - Wicca chooses you"