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Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic

Magic and Witchery in the Modern West

Celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary of 'The Triumph of the Moon'

Editors: Feraro, Shai, Doyle White, Ethan (Eds.)

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  • Presents a range of new and innovative studies on Wicca and related forms of modern occult and Pagan witchcraft
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  • Builds upon the pioneering work of Professor Ronald Hutton on modern Western beliefs regarding magic and witchcraft
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  • Examines Paganism and occultism from a range of perspectives including historical, anthropological, and psychological ones
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This book marks twenty years since the publication of Professor Ronald Hutton’s The Triumph of the Moon, a major contribution to the historical study of Wicca. Building on and celebrating Hutton’s pioneering work, the chapters in this volume explore a range of modern magical, occult, and Pagan groups active in Western nations. Each contributor is a specialist in the study of modern Paganism and occultism, although differ in their embrace of historical, anthropological, and psychological perspectives. Chapters examine not only the history of Wicca, the largest and best-known form of modern Paganism, but also modern Pagan environmentalist and anti-nuclear activism, the Pagan interpretation of fairy folklore, and the contemporary ‘Traditional Witchcraft’ phenomenon.

About the authors

Shai Feraro is Lecturer at the Oranim College of Education, Israel, and the Secretary of the Israeli Association for the Study of Religions. He has published on modern Paganism and Goddess Spirituality in relevant journals and anthologies, and is the co-editor of Contemporary Alternative Spiritualities in Israel (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

Ethan Doyle White is the author of Wicca: History, Belief, and Community in Modern Pagan Witchcraft (2016), and has published on Wicca, modern Paganism, and related topics in journals such as Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft, The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies, and Folklore.


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Twenty Years On: An Introduction

    Pages 1-19

    Doyle White, Ethan (et al.)

  • The Goddess and the Great Rite: Hindu Tantra and the Complex Origins of Modern Wicca

    Pages 21-43

    Urban, Hugh B.

  • Playing The Pipes of PAN: Pagans Against Nukes and the Linking of Wiccan-Derived Paganism with Ecofeminism in Britain, 1980–1990

    Pages 45-63

    Feraro, Shai

  • Other Sides of the Moon: Assembling Histories of Witchcraft

    Pages 65-83

    Cornish, Helen

  • The Nearest Kin of the Moon: Irish Pagan Witchcraft, Magic(k), and the Celtic Twilight

    Pages 85-105

    Butler, Jenny

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-15549-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-15548-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Magic and Witchery in the Modern West
Book Subtitle
Celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary of 'The Triumph of the Moon'
Editors
  • Shai Feraro
  • Ethan Doyle White
Series Title
Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15549-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15549-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15548-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 259
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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