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Embracing the Witch and the Goddess

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 240 Seiten
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'Recommended.' - The CauldronKathryn Rountree is a senior lecturer in Social Anthropology at Massey University. As well as publish... Weiterlesen
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'Recommended.' - The Cauldron

Kathryn Rountree is a senior lecturer in Social Anthropology at Massey University. As well as publishing widely in academic journals on aspects of feminist witchcraft and Goddess spirituality, she has written texts on academic writing and a series of educational books on New Zealand prehistory.


Roundtree shows the vital links of feminism with the goddess movement and provides a fascinating insight into the lives and beliefs of witches based on interviews and fieldwork.

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 neo-pagan movement, and compares the special character of New Zealand witchcraft with its counterparts in the United States, Great Britain, and Australia.Kathryn Rountree traces the emergence and history of feminist witchcraft, and links witchcraft with the contemporary Goddess movement. She reviews scholarly approaches on the study of witchcraft and deals with the key debates which have engaged the movement's adherents and their critics, and ultimately presents what Mary Daly declared was missing from most historical and anthropological research on witchcraft: a 'Hag-identified vision'.Based on fieldwork amongst witch practitioners, Embracing the Witch and the Goddess is an important contribution to the emerging profile of present-day witchcraft and paganism.


Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Approaches to witchcraft; 3. Feminists and witches; 4. Feminists and the Goddess; 5. Researching witches: Becoming enchanted; 6. Feminist witchcraft in New Zealand: Origins and development; 7. The attraction of witchcraft; 8. The attraction of the Goddess: Witches' worldview; 9. What witches do; 10. Ritual as artefact; 11. How magic works; 12. Remembering the witch and the Goddess; References


Titel: Embracing the Witch and the Goddess
Untertitel: Feminist Ritual-Makers in New Zealand
EAN: 9780415303606
ISBN: 978-0-415-30360-6
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Religion & Theologie
Anzahl Seiten: 240
Gewicht: 363g
Größe: H234mm x B156mm
Jahr: 2003