One of the doyens behind Alexandrian Wicca, Maxine Sanders has created a “religious company” called Alexandrian Witchcraft UK.
The company was formally incorporated last month as a “Private Limited Company” with three directors (Sharon Day, Maya Honan, Maxine Sanders) Company No.: 10873079 is registered in the following categories 85590 – Other education not elsewhere classified and 94910 – Activities of religious organisations
Sanders, who is the wife of Alex, certainly the fashionable face that helped launch Alexandrian Wicca. Once free from Alex, she provided the formidable backbone for that flavour of Wicca.
Now 70, according to the corporate register, it is not clear what Saunders wants her Alexandrian Witchcraft Company to achieve. No announcements have been made so far.
Similar moves have been made in other traditions to use corporate law to gain some measure of control over similar groups organised by different people. This has led to some surprising court actions.
In an Italian case, a Naples Court ruled that only one Kremez group can use a copyrighted name. This meant that a serious group based in Frascati near Rome has had to change its name even if the founder was a direct disciple of Kremmerz – indeed the only one who received a direct initiation. The Golden Dawn wars were a similar case which were centred on a trademark dispute.
However accordong to Sharon Day the whole thing is totally innocent and is a cunning plan to set up an Internet library of all the historicial material available on Alexandrian Wicca.
She said that the Alexandrian Witchcraft online archive website has been my pet project for over a year now .
“The unabashed, relentless pursuit of history while the co-founder of the Alexandrian Tradition remains on this physical plane. Just as the website needed architects, so too did a sacred space to house its creation on the mundane,” she said.
Thus, after extensive enquiry with those who know about such things, a structure founded upon non-profit, educational aims, was born.
Speaking on Facebook, Day said: ” Firstly, the Directors are Maxine, Maya and myself. No-one else. No-one’s lineages are going to be expunged, goodness, if we were even minded to do such a thing, there must be a better way to do it but if there is, I don’t know because it has not entered our realm of thinking. The website is about historical accuracy, not expungement.”