Magical Religion and Modern Witchcraft

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Provides an overview of neo-paganism from the Goddess to magic and rituals, from history and ethics to the relationship of neo-paganism to Christianity.

This comprehensive anthology examines contemporary neo-paganism ranging from goddess theology to historical-critical essays. Many of the contributors are academically trained neo-pagans, and the resulting volume is a benchmark study of a significant movement that promises to reshape the religious landscape of the next century.

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This much-needed collection of investigative essays, many from scholarly members of the Pagan community, clears the clouds of misconception surrounding Neo-Pagan culture. Here is inside information on the worldview, rituals, history and renaissance of practices predating the most popular current religions by thousands of years. Written in an intelligent and credible manner by authors who comprehend Paganism as a way of life rather than a distant mythology.

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James R. Lewis is Chairperson of the Department of Religious Studies at the World University of America. He has edited several academic anthologies, including The Gods Have Landed: New Religions from Other Worlds and, with J. Gordon Melton, Perspectives on the New Age , both published by SUNY Press. He has also authored a series of scholarly reference works on occult-religious topics, which have earned American Library Association and New York Times Book Awards.

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Book Description Herndon, Virginia, U.S.A.: State Univ of New York Pr, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. "A sympathetic account of modern paganism. Covers the neo-pagan worldview and the central figure of the Goddess, the practices of magic and ritual, phases of the movement's history, morality and ethics, intersections with Christianity, and the movement's literature." (Publisher). Bookseller Inventory # HB8417G

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Book Description State University of New York Press, Albany, NY, 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. large 8vo. vi + 424 pp. Illustrated papered boards, b&w illustrations, index. A collection of scholarly essays on many different aspects of contemporary neo-paganism. Seventeen essays divided into six broad catagories: The Goddess and the Witches Worldview, Magic and Rituals, History, Ethics, Christianity and Neo-Paganism, Literature Reviews. Light rubbing to spine ends and corners otherwise Fine condition. Scarce in hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 11518

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