Stanley Modrzyk is a Wiccan High Priest and Ceremonial Magician. He is the founder of the First Temple of the Craft of W.I.C.A. and is also one of the founding members of the Midwest Pagan Council and of the Pan Pagan Festival, one of the first and oldest running festivals in the Midwest United States from which Pagan Spirit Gathering and Chrysalis Moon got their start. Starting in the 1970s Stanley Modrzyk was open to the public and the media about his religious beliefs and through classes open to the public, press releases, radio and, then, television appearances presented Witchcraft and Wicca in a positive light of understanding. In September 1982, after a call from a source at the Chicago Tribune asking him to comment on the five Chicago suburbs that were doing Witch Burnings as part of their Halloween celebration, he spearheaded a movement that got all of the five suburbs to end the practice. (See Media/Print below)In April, 2011 Stanley Modrzyk did a lecture entitled Wicca - aka Witchcraft, The Religion and performed a ritual at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.The media appearances shown below are but a sampling of the many appearances he did in the years when Witchcraft and Wicca were presented to the public as something to be feared or loathed. For those media appearances shown below there are audio or video copies on file in the library of the First Temple of the Craft of W.I.C.A.