Author of Witchcraft: The Old Religion (1973) Dr. Leo Louis Martello, director of the Continental Congress of Covens and Churches, spoke about witchcraft as a religion in Josselyn Living Room.  The holder of a doctorate from the National Congress of Spiritual Consultants, Dr. Martello founded the Witches Liberation Movement and the Witches International Craft Association (WICA) in the early 1970s.  As part of his effort to make witches publicly known and accepted, he founded the Witches Anti-Defamation League (WADL)—later the Witches Anti-Defamation Lobby—and staged the “Witch-In” in Central Park on Halloween (Samhain) 1970, drawing some 1,000 attendees.