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Nova Religio (2017) 21 (1): 103–105.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Wendy Griffin © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 Wicca: History, Belief, and Community in Modern Pagan Witchcraft . By Ethan Doyle White . Sussex Academic Press , 2015 . 272 pages. $74.95 cloth; $34.95 paperback; ebook available. instructor choose the...
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Nova Religio (2005) 9 (2): 106–107.
Published: 01 November 2005
... ©© 2005 by The Regents of the University of California Belief Beyond Boundaries: Wicca, Celtic Spirituality and the New Age. Edited by Joanne Pearson. The Open University and Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2002. 339 pages. $74.95 cloth; $29.95 paper. This is the sixth and last (projected) volume of...
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Nova Religio (2001) 5 (1): 52–63.
Published: 01 October 2001
...Jo Pearson ABSTRACT: This article concentrates on Wicca as the focus for a study of researching initiatory religion as an insider. Some problems associated with the study of such religions are addressed in a critical examination of earlier research by Tanya Luhrmann, before attempting to establish...
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Nova Religio (2016) 20 (2): 97–110.
Published: 01 November 2016
... personal history, and stories about their names help create a sense of identity. I offer psychological interpretations of such narratives within the context of Flemish and Dutch Wicca, illustrated with quotes from lightly structured in-depth interviews. I found that names and their referents may be either...
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Nova Religio (2016) 20 (1): 32–59.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Ethan Doyle White The contemporary Pagan movement, or Neo-Paganism, constitutes a growing sector of modern Western religiosity. While much scholarly attention has focused on larger Pagan religions like Wicca and Goddess Spirituality, this has come at the expense of studies into many of their...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 44–59.
Published: 01 May 2019
... archaeology and the occult. © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Margaret Murray Wicca alternative archaeology H. P. Lovecraft conspiracy theory England history of archaeology UFOs Witches and Aliens How an Archaeologist Inspired Two New Religious Movements Jeb J. Card...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 113–114.
Published: 29 July 2020
...-Files (which uses witchcraft as a major plot theme in four episodes), are left unmentioned. These minor drawbacks notwithstand- ing, this is a work that will appeal to any scholar of Wicca or modern Satanism. Greene s book makes it very clear that we need more work in this vein; a similar volume looking...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 114–116.
Published: 29 July 2020
...-Files (which uses witchcraft as a major plot theme in four episodes), are left unmentioned. These minor drawbacks notwithstand- ing, this is a work that will appeal to any scholar of Wicca or modern Satanism. Greene s book makes it very clear that we need more work in this vein; a similar volume looking...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 121–122.
Published: 01 February 2020
...-paganism and Wicca. A section on changing definitions of witchcraft in parts of contemporary Africa shows how complex the subject is. Since many African conceptions of witchcraft predate colonialism and were then influenced by colonists and colonial witchcraft laws, this is very rocky terrain. In some...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 128–129.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Wicca. It explores questions of race in a chapter on Stephen McNallen s concept of metagenetics, before examining practitioners conceptions of the self. Subsequent chapters look at the religion s polytheism, the place of animal sacrifice within its ritual framework, its concepts of kith and kin, the...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 129–130.
Published: 01 November 2019
... reader to the subject, Being Viking provides an overview of the religion s history in the United States before discussing what Calico calls the tributaries running into the movement, including white nationalism, pop culture, and Wicca. It explores questions of race in a chapter on Stephen McNallen s...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 109–111.
Published: 01 May 2019
...-paced tour of women as leaders and actors within Wicca, the pro-ANA/MIA online community (which crafts spiritual pathways and posits as new goddesses Ana[rexia] and buli[Mia], ecospirituality, African matriarchal movements, and western womanist spirituality. It sets the scene for Laura L. Vance s...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 107–109.
Published: 01 May 2019
... contexts (12). This chapter is a fast-paced tour of women as leaders and actors within Wicca, the pro-ANA/MIA online community (which crafts spiritual pathways and posits as new goddesses Ana[rexia] and buli[Mia], ecospirituality, African matriarchal movements, and western womanist spirituality. It sets...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 133–135.
Published: 01 May 2019
... modern Pagan movements like Wicca and the Goddess Movement, certain other, smaller groups have been neglected. One of these is Kemeticism, the new religion inspired by the beliefs and practices of Ancient Egypt. Profane Egyptologists is the first monograph-length discussion of the subject, and is the...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 5–12.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., including the notion that fairy lore cloaked a true history of racial others hiding among archaeological ruins. Murray s postulated survival of witchcraft was a key influence on the emergence of Wicca in the middle of the twentieth century, making her the godmother of the witches. Likely unbeknownst to...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 121–123.
Published: 01 February 2019
... Eileen Barker among the Moonies, E. Burke Rochford within ISKCON, and Sarah Pike within Wicca. For this reviewer, these three chapters stand out as the best crafted in the book and are must-reads for graduate students entering the field. If there are criticisms, they are not with organization or content...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 133–135.
Published: 01 February 2019
... most scholars of the phenomenon. Rather than regarding Paganism as an array of new religious movements inspired by the pre- Christian belief systems of Europe and its neighboring regions (Wicca, Druidry, Heathenry, etc York adopts the inclusive and expansive definition favored by many Pagans themselves...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (1): 138–139.
Published: 01 August 2018
.... Giuseppe Maiello takes a brief yet inter- esting look at how the nascent Czech Pagan community has responded to the need for funeral rites, before Malita-Kro´l outlines the different ritual tools found in British Traditional Wicca (BTW). The final chapter stays with BTW as Melissa Harrington examines the...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (1): 139–141.
Published: 01 August 2018
... chosen by different Pagan movements. Giuseppe Maiello takes a brief yet inter- esting look at how the nascent Czech Pagan community has responded to the need for funeral rites, before Malita-Kro´l outlines the different ritual tools found in British Traditional Wicca (BTW). The final chapter stays with...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (3): 134–136.
Published: 01 February 2018
... scholars involved in the ethnographic study of Paganism. Paganism is of course a highly diverse phenomenon that encompasses a range of disparate new religious movements, and this is reflected in the content of the book, which covers such faiths as Sami Neoshamanism, Heathenry, Wicca, Druidry, and the...