'This was an assumption very much at variance with the British historical experience, as represented both by the first public representatives of Wicca and the magicians from whom they had drawn their ideas. Mathers had been fascinated by militarism and aristocracy. Yeat's right-wing tendencies developed into a flirtation with fascism. Crowley was a lifelong high Tory, and all Dion Fortune's expressed political and social attitudes point in the same direction. Gardner, as said, was certainly a conservative, and while Alex Sanders disclaimed an associations with specific parties, he consistently expressed admiration for hierarchy and monarchy. A writer who interviewed several Wiccan groups in the 1960s noted that most of their members were politically right-wing.'
'There was no paradox in this; for most of these people their interest in paganism and magic was part of a wider rejection of modernity, a phenomena in which for many people in the early and mid-twentieth century, industrialization, urbanization, and high technology all formed parts of a package with socialism. Their spiritual aspects matched closely with three different emotional aspects of right-wing idealogy: nostalgia for a better past, elitism and suspicion of the masses, and a free market, in magic and sex as in economics.'
Ronald Huntford, The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft