Maxine Sanders's Biography (Photos)
Maxine Sanders is another pioneer of the Craft. It was her often nude and then-blonde self who appeared skyclad in so many late-1960s and early-1970s books and articles, such as the Time-Life Books Man, Myth and Magic encyclopedia, not to mention various British tabloids, who loved the combination of her good looks and the persona of her former husband, Alex "King of the Witches" Sanders.
Left: Maxine and Alex Sanders in the late 1960s.
In the 1980s, Maxine seemed to drop out of sight. All I heard was that she was living somewhere in London. So this interview is a treat.
She remembers: In the sixties, word of mouth found a covenstead, or chance, if you believe in such like, which made the process of seeking Initiation somehow more magical. Most covens were extremely secretive. Fear of persecution was real, which made the coven bond extremely strong and the words "Perfect Love and Perfect Trust" passwords that were upheld. Persecution could result in job loss, family upset or worse, and more frequently, violence.