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Earthly bodies, magical selves : contemporary pagans and the search for community

Author: Sarah M Pike
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recent decades have seen a revival of paganism, and every summer people gather across the United States to celebrate this increasingly popular religion. Sarah Pike's engrossing ethnography is the outcome of five years attending neo-pagan festivals, interviewing participants, and sometimes taking part in their ceremonies.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pike, Sarah M., 1959-
Earthly bodies, magical selves.
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2001
(DLC) 00042616
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah M Pike
ISBN: 9780520923805 0520923804 058539461X 9780585394619
OCLC Number: 49851891
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 288 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Driving into fairie: place myths and neopagan festivals --
Shrines of flame and silence: mapping the festival site --
The great evil that is in your backyard: festival neighbors and satanism rumors --
Blood that matters: neopagan borrowing --
Children of the devil or gifted in magic? The world of memory in neopagan narrative --
Serious playing with the self: gender and eroticism and the festival fire.
Responsibility: Sarah M. Pike.
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Offers a portrait of a frequently misunderstood religious movement - neo-paganism. This book explores larger issues in the United States regarding the postmodern self, utopian communities, cultural  Read more...

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