Magical Religion and Modern Witchcraft
James R. Lewis
SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1996 - Religion - 423 pages
This comprehensive anthology examines contemporary neo-paganism ranging from goddess theology to historical-critical essays. Many of the contributors are academically trained neo-pagans, and the resulting volume is a benchmark study of a significant movement that promises to reshape the religious landscape of the next century.
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The Contemporary NeoPagan Revival
Who on Earth is the Goddess?
Emergent Nature Spirituality An Examination of the Major Spiritual Contours of the Contemporary Pagan Worldview
Magic and Rituals
Spells of Transformation Categorizing Modern NeoPagan Witches
Ritual is My Chosen Art Form The Creation of Ritual as Folk Art Among Contemporary Pagans
Forging Magical Selves Gendered Bodies and Ritual Fires at NeoPagan Festivals
As I Do Will So Mote It Be Magic as Metaphor in NeoPagan Witchcraft
What has Alexandria to do with Boston? Some Sources of Modern Pagan Ethics
The British Occult Subculture Beyond Good and Evil?
Christianity and NeoPaganism
Embracing Jesus and the Goddess Towards a Reconceptualization of Conversion to Syncretistic Religion
Where Christian Liturgy and NeoPagan Ritual Meet
Works of Darkness Occult Fascination in the Novels of Frank E Peretti
White Witches Historic Fact and Romantic Fantasy
The Reconstruction of the Asatru and Odinist Traditions
The Resurgence of Magical Religion as a Response to the Crisis of Modernity A Postmodern Depth Psychological Perspective
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