April 3rd - Address to the dead from the Egyptian Book of the Dead
Thou hast carried thy hands into the house of eternity, thou art made perfect in gold, thou dost shine brightly in sun metal, and thy fingers shine in the dwelling of Osiris, in the sanctuary of Horus himself.
April 5th - Trial of Alice Samuel, her husband, and daughter, who were accused of bewitching the wife if Sir Henry Cromwell and several village children, 1593
April 11th - Burning of Major Weir, Scottish "sorcerer" who confessed of his own accord, 1670; some historians believe that the Major became delusional or senile because up until his confession he had an excellent reputation and was a pillar of society.
April 13th - First confession of witchcraft by Isobel Gowdie, whose case is considered unusual because no torture was used to extract her confession, Scotland, 1662.
April 15th Full Moon - Burn a blend of frankincense and rosemary to release the spirit of the newly departed.
April 15th - Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins.
April 17 - Aleister Crowley breaks into and takes over the Golden Dawn temple, providing the catalyst for the demise of the orginal Golden Daawn, 1900.
April 19 - Conviction of Witches at second of four famous trials at Chelmsford, England, 1579
April 22 - Earth Day; the first Earth Day was in 1970
April 23 The Wiccan pentacle is officially added to the Veterans Administration's list of approved emblems for memorials, markers, and gravestones, 2007.
The Most Noble Order of the Garter, founded in 1348, is the highest order of chivalry and the most prestigious honour (after theVictoria Cross and George Cross) in England and of the United Kingdom, and is dedicated to the image and arms of St. George as England's patron saint.
It is awarded at the Sovereign's pleasure as her personal gift, on recipients from the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms. Membership of the order is limited to the Sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members, or Companions. The order also includes supernumerary knights and ladies (e.g. members of the British Royal Family and foreign monarchs).
The order's emblem, depicted on insignia, is a garter with the motto Honi soit qui mal y pense (Middle French: "shame on him who thinks evil of it") in gold lettering. Members of the order wear such a garter on ceremonial occasions.
New appointments to the Order of the Garter are always announced on St George's Day, 23 April, as Saint George is the patron saint of England.
April 29th - New Moon in ritual space work magic to empower new projects - plant young trees, explore opportunities.
April 30th - Walpurgis Night; traditionally the German Witches gather on the Blocksberg, a mountain in northeastern Germany.
Walpurgis Night (Walpurgisnacht) is a traditional spring festival on 30 April or 1 May in large parts of Central and Northern Europe. It is often celebrated with dancing and bonfires. It is exactly six months from All Hallows' Eve.
The eve of May Day, traditionally celebrated with dancing, came to be known as Walpurgisnacht ("Walpurga's night").
The 17th century German tradition of a meeting of sorcerers and witches on May Day is influenced by the descriptions of Witches' Sabbaths in 15th and 16th century literature