Klik op een omslag om naar Google Boeken te gaan.
Bezig met laden...
The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft (origineel 1999; editie 2001)
door Ronald Hutton
The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft door Ronald Hutton (1999)
Wordt op gereageerd in
Heeft een naslagwerk/handboek
Verwijzingen naar dit werk in externe bronnen.
Wikipedia in het Engels (64)
Here is a book that brings witchcraft out of the shadows. The Triumph of the Moon is the first full-scale study of the only religion England has ever given the world--modern pagan witchcraft, otherwise known as wicca. Meticulously researched, it provides a thorough account of an ancient religion that has spread from English shores across four continents. For centuries, pagan witchcraft has been linked with chilling images of blood rituals, ghostlike druids, and even human sacrifices. But while Robert Hutton explores this dark side of witchery, he stresses the positive, reminding us that devotion to art, the natural world, femininity, and the classical deities are also central to the practice of wicca. Indeed, the author shows how leading figures in English literature--W.B. Yeats, D.H. Lawrence, and Robert Graves, just to name a few--celebrated these positive aspects of the religion in their work, thereby softening the public perception of witchcraft in Victorian England. From cunning village folk to freemasons and from high magic to the black arts, Hutton chronicles the fascinating process by which actual wiccan practices evolved into what is now a viable modern religion. He also presents compelling biographies of wicca's principal figures, such as Gerald Gardner, who was inducted into a witch coven at the age of 53, and recorded many clandestine rituals and beliefs. Ronald Hutton is known for his colorful, provocative, and always thoroughly researched studies on original subjects. This work is no exception. It will appeal to anyone interested in witchcraft, paganism and alternative religions.
Geen bibliotheekbeschrijvingen gevonden.
Melvil Decimal System (DDC)133 — Philosophy and Psychology Parapsychology And Occultism Specific Topics
Ben jij dit?
Word een LibraryThing Auteur.