American neo-pagan writer who formed the New Reformed Orthodox Order of the Golden Dawn and the Covenant of the Goddess in the 1960s. He was a major figure in the Wiccan community.
He attended the University of California, Berkeley and later, San Francisco State University.
He wrote and published the memoir Hippie Commie Beatnik Witches: A History of the Craft in California 1967-77, in 1978.
His son, Aidan O'Ryan-Kelly, followed in his footsteps as a Wiccan and magic user.
Jeff McBride is another prominent neo-pagan spiritualist.