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Her hidden children : the rise of Wicca and paganism in America

Author: Chas Clifton
Publisher: Lanham, MD : AltaMira Press, ©2006.
Series: Pagan studies series.
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"The history of American Paganism - with so many invented lineages, so many solitary practitioners, so much resistance to staid definition, so much hiddenness - can be hard to decipher. But in Her Hidden Children, author Chas S. Clifton relates many never-before-told stories of the origins of Paganism and Wicca in the United States, describing the people, publications, and organizations that allowed Paganism and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chas Clifton
ISBN: 0759102015 0759102023 9780759102019 9780759102026
OCLC Number: 62766062
Description: xiv, 191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: How the ravens came to the lake: Wicca's birth and Atlantic passage --
Calling it "nature religion" --
The rhetoric of Wicca --
The playboy and the witch: Wicca and popular culture --
West Coast Wicca, self-invention, and the "Gardnerian magnet" --
A search for paradise: other new pagan religions --
Final thoughts.
Series Title: Pagan studies series.
Responsibility: Chas S. Clifton.
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A history of wicca and neopaganism in the United States focusing on the post-WW II period.  Read more...

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One of the essential books on paganism by the Huffington Post! The history of any religious movement can get murky. But the history of American Paganism--with so many invented lineages, so many Read more...

 
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