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Coming to the Edge of the Circle: A Wiccan Initiation Ritual

Nikki Bado-Fralick

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195166453
eISBN:
9780199835799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166450.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book offers an ethnographic study of the initiation ritual practiced by one coven of Witches located in Ohio. As a High Priestess within the coven as well as a scholar of religion, the author of ... More


Epilogue: She Changes Everything She Touches

Nikki Bado-Fralick

in Coming to the Edge of the Circle: A Wiccan Initiation Ritual

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195166453
eISBN:
9780199835799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166450.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This short epilogue talks about the changes that have come to the Merry Circle. The Merry Circle no longer exists as a single practicing group, because some of its members either have already ... More


The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492

Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144870
eISBN:
9781400842483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144870.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In 70 CE, the Jews were an agrarian and illiterate people living mostly in the Land of Israel and Mesopotamia. By 1492, the Jewish people had become a small group of literate urbanites specializing ... More


The Classical Approach as a Craft Discipline

Robert Jackson

in The Global Covenant: Human Conduct in a World of States

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199262014
eISBN:
9780191601033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262012.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues that the classical approach to the study of international relations is a craft discipline. It discusses topics such as erroneous conceptions of norms in social science, the ... More


Segregation or Choice?: From Merchants to Moneylenders, 1000–1500

Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein

in The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144870
eISBN:
9781400842483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144870.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses the argument that both their exclusion from craft and merchant guilds and usury bans on Christians segregated European Jews into moneylending during the Middle Ages. Already ... More


What TV Screenwriters Know about Dialogue

Kay Richardson

in Television Dramatic Dialogue: A Sociolinguistic Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195374056
eISBN:
9780199776177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374056.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This is the first of two chapters that situate television dramatic dialogue in a wider social context by looking at how it (a) comes into being and (b) is received and used by audiences. This chapter ... More


The Fantasy Fiction Formula

Deborah Chester

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992880
eISBN:
9781526104199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992880.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

There’s more to writing a successful fantasy story than building a unique world or inventing a new type of magic. From the writing of strong, action-packed scenes to the creation of dynamic, ... More


Unity Out of Diversity? The Making of a Modern Christian Monument in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan

Robin Cormack

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The landscape of Khartoum was changed when in 1906 a British Arts and Craft architect was commissioned to build the Anglican Cathedral of All Souls — partly as a memorial to General Gordon. The ... More


The Cotswolds in Jerusalem: Restoration and Empire*

Simon Goldhill

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter investigates the city-planning of Jerusalem under the British Mandate in light of changes of thinking about the urban in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. In particular, ... More


Attitudes and Customs

Clive Griffin

in Journeymen-Printers, Heresy, and the Inquisition in Sixteenth-Century Spain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280735
eISBN:
9780191712920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280735.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The members of the network of foreign printing-workers had much in common, constantly finding themselves in each other’s company in taverns, on the road, and in the presses. They were itinerant, ... More


Final suggestions

Deborah Chester

in The Fantasy Fiction Formula

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992880
eISBN:
9781526104199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992880.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

For every writer that’s an overnight success inspired by a dream and becomes a mega-hit on Kindle, there are numerous writers who follow the slower but sure path of mastering the writing craft, ... More


Choral Singing

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The formula in choral singing is strongly is emphasized in the village choral festivals, wherein each choir singing by itself sounds feeble and tentative, but when combined in one big choir suddenly ... More


Aesthetics of Distinctive Characteristics and Ambience

Yuriko Saito

in Everyday Aesthetics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199278350
eISBN:
9780191707001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278350.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter analyzes a familiar aesthetic experience in our everyday life: appreciation of the distinctive characteristics of objects, environments, and temporal contexts. It ranges from the ... More


The Quest for the Industrial Revolution: British Academy Lecture

E. A. Wrigley

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263037
eISBN:
9780191734007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263037.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses a quest for the Industrial Revolution. It determines that the key feature of this revolution consisted less in an acceleration in growth than in the absence of any ... More


American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the USLSS and Uscg

William D. Wilkinson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033341
eISBN:
9780813039022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033341.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book provides detailed history and technical design information on every type of small rescue craft ever used by the United States Life-Saving Service and United States Coast Guard, from the ... More


Dancing between Binary Poles: Life as a Scholar-Practitioner

Nikki Bado-Fralick

in Coming to the Edge of the Circle: A Wiccan Initiation Ritual

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195166453
eISBN:
9780199835799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166450.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents the author's thoughts about Wicca and philosophy. The chapter talks about the author's initiation into the Craft, the insider/outsider dichotomy, and her study of religion and ... More


Stumbling toward Wisdom

Nikki Bado-Fralick

in Coming to the Edge of the Circle: A Wiccan Initiation Ritual

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195166453
eISBN:
9780199835799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166450.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins with the author's account of her introduction to the Craft. It then discusses deities, the coming of the “Jahweh-in-Drag”, coven structure and organization, ritual, text and ... More


The Merry Circle

Nikki Bado-Fralick

in Coming to the Edge of the Circle: A Wiccan Initiation Ritual

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195166453
eISBN:
9780199835799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166450.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces the author's coven and describes its basic ritual patterns. The author established her coven, called the Merry Circle, in 1984. The Merry Circle is composed of six Priestesses ... More


The Path toward the Circle

Nikki Bado-Fralick

in Coming to the Edge of the Circle: A Wiccan Initiation Ritual

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195166453
eISBN:
9780199835799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166450.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the initiation of the path towards Wicca. Topics covered include the recruitment of new members, public education and outreach, teaching the craft to those interested in ... More


Widows

SHEILAGH OGILVIE

in A Bitter Living: Women, Markets, and Social Capital in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198205548
eISBN:
9780191719219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205548.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter investigates the economic position of widows in the pre-industrial German society under analysis in this book. Patterns of widows' work are distilled from a database of work observations ... More


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