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The triumph of the moon : a history of modern pagan witchcraft

Author: Ronald Hutton
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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This first full-scale study of modern pagan witchcraft, otherwise known as wicca, provides a thorough account of an ancient religion that has spread from English shores across four continents. For centuries, pagan witchcraft has been linked with chilling images of blood rituals and ghostlike druids. But while author Hutton explores this dark side, he stresses the positive, reminding us that devotion to art, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Hutton
ISBN: 0198207441 9780198207443 9780192854490 0192854496
OCLC Number: 41452625
Description: xv, 486 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Macrocosm. Finding a language ; Finding a goddess ; Finding a god ; Finding a structure ; Finding a high magic ; Finding a low magic ; Finding a folklore ; Finding a witchcraft ; Matrix ; God (and Goddess) parents --
Microcosm. Gerald Gardner ; Gerald's people ; The wider context: hostility ; The wider context: reinforcement ; Old craft, new craft ; The man in black ; Royalty from the north ; Uncle Sam and the Goddess ; Coming of age ; Grandchildren of the shadows.
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The first scholarly study of the only religion which England has ever given the world; modern pagan witchcraft. It tells the story of its development and nature, and uses that story as a  Read more...

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