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

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Here is a book that brings witchcraft out of the shadows. The Triumph of the Moon is the first full-scale study of the only religion England has ever given the world--modern pagan witchcraft, otherwise known as wicca. Meticulously researched, it provides a thorough account of an ancient religion that has spread from English shores across four continents.

For centuries, pagan witchcraft has been linked with chilling images of blood rituals, ghostlike druids, and even human sacrifices. But while Robert Hutton explores this dark side of witchery, he stresses the positive, reminding us that devotion to art, the natural world, femininity, and the classical deities are also central to the practice of wicca. Indeed, the author shows how leading figures in English literature--W.B. Yeats, D.H. Lawrence, and Robert Graves, just to name a few--celebrated these positive aspects of the religion in their work, thereby softening the public perception of witchcraft in Victorian England. From cunning village folk to freemasons and from high magic to the black arts, Hutton chronicles the fascinating process by which actual wiccan practices evolved into what is now a viable modern religion. He also presents compelling biographies of wicca's principal figures, such as Gerald Gardner, who was inducted into a witch coven at the age of 53, and recorded many clandestine rituals and beliefs.

Ronald Hutton is known for his colorful, provocative, and always thoroughly researched studies on original subjects. This work is no exception. It will appeal to anyone interested in witchcraft, paganism and alternative religions.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 417-470) and index.

About the Author

Ronald Hutton is Professor of History at the University of Bristol. He is the author of seven other books, including The Stations of the Sun, which The Times Literary Supplement called "a tour de force from one of the liveliest and most wide-ranging English historians." He lives in the United Kingdom.

Table of 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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198207443
Author:
Hutton, Ronald
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Author:
null, Ronald
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Witchcraft
Subject:
Witchcraft & Wicca
Subject:
Magick Studies
Subject:
History, Other | History of Religion
Subject:
Other | History of Religion
Subject:
Great Britain Religion 20th century.
Subject:
Great Britain Religion 19th century.
Subject:
Metaphysics-Wicca and Goddess Worship
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
Vol. 4
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 illus.
Pages:
504
Dimensions:
6.4 x 9.1 x 1.3 in 1.856 lb

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