Magic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Susan Greenwood
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-02 - Publisher: Routledge

Anthropology's long and complex relationship to magic has been strongly influenced by western science and notions of rationality. This book takes a refreshing new look at modern magic as practised by contemporary Pagans in Britain. It focuses on what Pagans see as the essence of magic - a communication with
The Varieties of Magical Experience: Indigenous, Medieval, and Modern Magic
Language: en
Pages: 295
Authors: Lynne L. Hume Ph.D., Nevill Drury
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-24 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

A rare combination of personal and academic, this book showcases the myriad avenues for transcending the boundaries of reality through direct sensory experience. • Highlights techniques, rituals, and training of magical practitioners • Counterpoints the rational with the emotional and compares the past with the present • Takes a cross-cultural,
Wicca and the Christian Heritage
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Joanne Pearson
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-05-03 - Publisher: Routledge

What is Wicca? Is it witchcraft, Paganism, occultism, esotericism, magic, spirituality, mysticism, nature religion, secrecy, gnosis, the exotic or 'other'? Wicca has been defined by and explored within all these contexts over the past thirty years by anthropologists, sociologists and historians, but there has been a tendency to sublimate and
Embracing the Witch and the Goddess
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Kathryn Rountree
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-03-01 - Publisher: Routledge

Embracing the Witch and the Goddess is a detailed survey of present-day feminist witches in New Zealand. It examines the attraction of witchcraft for its practitioners, and explores witches' rituals, views and beliefs about how magic works. The book provides a detailed portrait of an undocumented section of the growing
Culture and Everyday Life
Language: en
Pages: 207
Authors: Andy Bennett
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-10-03 - Publisher: SAGE

Culture and Everyday Life provides students with a comprehensive overview of theoretical models, issues and examples of contemporary cultural practice. Andy Bennett begins by summarising and situating - in everyday settings - the key theoretical models applied in the study of existing cultural practices. This entails a systematic study of