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The Triumph of the Moon : a History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft.

Author: Ronald Hutton
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ronald Hutton is known for his colourful and provocative writings on original subjects. This work is no exception: for the first full-scale scholarly study of the only religion England has ever given the world; that of modern pagan witchcraft, which has now spread from English shores across four continents. Hutton examines the nature of that religion and its development, and offers a microhistory of attitudes to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hutton, Ronald.
Triumph of the Moon : A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft.
Oxford : OUP Oxford, ©1999
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Hutton
ISBN: 9780191622410 0191622419
OCLC Number: 778339697
Description: 1 online resource (1046 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Macrocosm; 1. Finding a Language; 2. Finding a Goddess; 3. Finding a God; 4. Finding a Structure; 5. Finding a High Magic; 6. Finding a Low Magic; 7. Finding a Folklore; 8. Finding a Witchcraft; 9. Matrix; 10. God (and Goddess) Parents; Microcosm; 11. Gerald Gardner; 12. Gerald's People; 13. The Wider Context: Hostility; 14. The Wider Context: Reinforcement; 15. Old Craft, New Craft; 16. The Man in Black; 17. Royalty from the North; 18. Uncle Sam and the Goddess; 19. Coming of Age; 20. Grandchildren of the Shadows; Notes; Index.

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Ronald Hutton is known for his colourful and provocative writings on original subjects. This work is no exception: for the first full-scale scholarly study of the only religion England has ever given the world; that of modern pagan witchcraft, which has now spread from English shores across four continents. Hutton examines the nature of that religion and its development, and offers a microhistory of attitudes to paganism, witchcraft, and magic in British society since 1800. Itspages reveal village cunning folk, Victorian ritual magicians, classicists and archaeologists, leaders of woodcraft an.

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