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Grandchildren of the Shadows

Ronald Hutton

in The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207443
eISBN:
9780191677670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207443.003.0020
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses five additional features of modern pagan witchcraft, based upon observation of it, which are not usually identified by its practitioners but seem to me to be important. First, ... More


Coming of Age

Ronald Hutton

in The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207443
eISBN:
9780191677670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207443.003.0019
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter reviews publications devoted to modern paganism. Among these are the books The Spiral Dance and Drawing Down The Moon in 1979. The former was produced by a creative writer, while the ... More


Uncle Sam and the Goddess

Ronald Hutton

in The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207443
eISBN:
9780191677670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207443.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Religion

From the 1970s onward the United States, and not Britain, has been the world centre of modern paganism, exerting the greatest influence over its development, as over most forms of Western culture, ... More


Gerald Gardner

Ronald Hutton

in The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207443
eISBN:
9780191677670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207443.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter focuses on Gerald Brosseau Gardner, the person most prominently associated with the appearance of modern pagan witchcraft. Gardner had a keen interest in the supernatural, which led him ... More


Old Craft, New Craft

Ronald Hutton

in The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207443
eISBN:
9780191677670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207443.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The reality of Gardner's claim to have discovered an existing religion is one of two large problems which confront a historian concerned with the origins of modern pagan witchcraft. The other, ... More


The Wider Context: Hostility

Ronald Hutton

in The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207443
eISBN:
9780191677670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207443.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses factors contributing to hostility felt towards pagan witchcraft. Since the mid-20th century, two different models of hostility to pagan witchcraft have operated within British ... More


The Man in Black

Ronald Hutton

in The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207443
eISBN:
9780191677670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207443.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter considers one pagan witch tradition which was allegedly independent of Gerald Gardner, associated with a man who published as a witch under the name of Robert Cochrane. It argues that ... More


Royalty from the North

Ronald Hutton

in The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207443
eISBN:
9780191677670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207443.003.0017
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter considers the complex relationship between witchcraft and the British mass media. It discusses coverage of the three high priestesses who represented the public face of the Gardnerian ... More


The Wider Context: Reinforcement

Ronald Hutton

in The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207443
eISBN:
9780191677670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207443.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The most important single argument of this book is that witchcraft was the result of a particular combination of major cultural trends which had developed in society since 1800; and that during the ... More


Gerald’s People

Ronald Hutton

in The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207443
eISBN:
9780191677670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207443.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses significant developments in the career of Gerald Gardner. The 1950s were the decade in which Gardner announced the existence of his witch religion to the world, and succeeded ... More


Crowley and Wicca

Ronald Hutton

in Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863075
eISBN:
9780199979974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863075.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores Crowley's influence on Wicca, which is also known as modern pagan witchcraft. It examines the role that Crowley played in the origins of Wicca, as well as the relationship he ... More


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