The WICCAN INFORMATION NETWORK
What is WIN?
The Wiccan Information Network is a project of the
Wiccans Invoking Tolerance, Compassion, and Harmony Society
(W.I.T.C.H.). The WITCH Society is a registered society in
the province of British Columbia. The WITCH Society works to
support the right of Pagans (including Goddess Worshippers)
and Witches to practice their faith as they see fit, as it
falls within the Craft, civil, and criminal law and does not
infringe in any way on the rights of others. WITCH is
working toward the return of the Wiccan and Pagan religions
as respected faiths in society through education via the
media and by public discussion.
The Wiccan Information Network is a non denominational
Wiccan project sponsored by the WITCH Society. The WIN
project is coordinated by the police liaison committee of
WITCH. The WIN coordinators are responsible for coordinating
the efforts of those involved in the project. WIN is made up
of Wiccans from all over North America and includes many
Wiccans who are law enforcement officers.
What are the objectives of WIN?
The objectives of the Wiccan Information Network are:
1. To monitor anti-Wiccan activities, groups an
2. To research occult related crime;
3. To distribute this intelligence to those in the
Wiccan community that are affected by it; and
4. To liaise with law enforcement agencies in order
to provide them with accurate information on
Pagan religions and occult related crime.
How does WIN work?
The WIN coordinators have assigned area coordinators to
specific regions in the US and Canada. WIN members forward
any anti Wiccan information that they come across to their
area coordinators. These coordinators investigate this
information and forward it to:
1) Pagan groups in their areas affected by this
2) Area coordinators of other areas affected; and
3) The WIN coordinators.
The WIN coordinators analyze and collate all
intelligence received and assign area coordinators to follow-
up tasks if necessary. The WIN coordinators send out a
monthly intelligence summary to WIN members.
What else does WIN do?
The Wiccan Information Network also:
1) Publishes information booklets and manuals for
law enforcement investigators;
2) Publishes resource directories for those seeking
information or speakers on Pagan beliefs or
occult related crime;
3) Arranges public speaking engagements in order to
brief members of the Pagan community on the
subjects studied by WIN.
Do I have to join WIN to participate?
No. You don't need to join WIN to help us. All that
you need to do is send us any information, newspaper
clippings, articles, etc. that you feel we should be aware
of. We'll make sure this information gets to the right
Who receives the monthly WIN intelligence summary?
Only WITCH Society members, WIN project members,
selected Pagan newsletters and Pagan organizations affiliated
with WIN receive the monthly intelligence summary. You
cannot subscribe to it, for security reasons. If you'd like
to become a member of WITCH the current dues are $25
(Canadian) per annum, which includes notice of meetings by
mail and subscription to the WITCH Society newsletter. A
copy of the WITCH constitution and bylaws is available upon
request if you send a stamped and self addressed envelope.
How can I become involved in WIN?
You don't have to belong to WITCH to be a part of WIN,
although it is preferred. If you are interested in becoming
a part of WIN you should contact the WIN coordinator with a
resume of your previous experience in anti defamation work
for the Wiccan community. Organizations or newsletters
interested in obtaining WIN intelligence summaries should
contact the WIN coordinator in writing and send information
on their constitution and editorial policies.
Donations to assist us in our work are greatly
appreciated. All donations should be forwarded to the WITCH
Society and all checks should be made payable to the WITCH
Wiccan Information Network, W.I.T.C.H. Society,
Box 2422, Main Post Office, c/0 2708 Belmont Ave.,
Vancouver, BC, V6B 3W7 Victoria, BC, V8R 4A8
Colorado WIN New Mexico WIN
c/o Rowan Moonstone c/o Paul Seymour
Box 1842 3232 San Mateo, NE., #23
Colo. Spgs., CO 80901 Albuquerque, NM 87110