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Magic and Witchery in the Modern West

Celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary of 'The Triumph of the Moon'

  • Shai Feraro
  • Ethan Doyle White
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Part of the Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic book series (PHSWM)

About this book

Introduction

This book marks twenty years since the publication of Professor Ronald Hutton’s The Triumph of the Moon, a major contribution to the historical study of Wicca. Building on and celebrating Hutton’s pioneering work, the chapters in this volume explore a range of modern magical, occult, and Pagan groups active in Western nations. Each contributor is a specialist in the study of modern Paganism and occultism, although differ in their embrace of historical, anthropological, and psychological perspectives. Chapters examine not only the history of Wicca, the largest and best-known form of modern Paganism, but also modern Pagan environmentalist and anti-nuclear activism, the Pagan interpretation of fairy folklore, and the contemporary ‘Traditional Witchcraft’ phenomenon.

Keywords

Wicca modern occult Pagan witchcraft magical practice Ronald Hutton Pagans Against Nukes (PAN) Folklore Fairies Pagan Environmentalists

Editors and affiliations

  • Shai Feraro
    • 1
  • Ethan Doyle White
    • 2
  1. 1.Oranim College of EducationKiryat Tiv’onIsrael
  2. 2.University College LondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15549-0
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-15548-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-15549-0
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