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The Resource A community of witches : contemporary neo-paganism and witchcraft in the United States, Helen A. Berger

A community of witches : contemporary neo-paganism and witchcraft in the United States, Helen A. Berger

Label
A community of witches : contemporary neo-paganism and witchcraft in the United States
Title
A community of witches
Title remainder
contemporary neo-paganism and witchcraft in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Helen A. Berger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A Community of Witches explores the beliefs and practices of Neo-Paganism and Witchcraft - generally known to scholars and practitioners as Wicca. While the words "magic," "witchcraft," and "paganism" evoke images of the distant past and remote cultures, this book shows that Wicca has emerged as part of a new religious movement that reflects the era in which it developed. Imported to the United States in the late 1960s from the United Kingdom, the religion absorbed into its basic fabric the social concerns of the time: feminism, environmentalism, self-development, alternative spirituality, and mistrust of authority." "Helen A. Berger's ten-year participant observation study of Neo-Pagans and Witches on the eastern seaboard of the United States and her collaboration on a national survey of Neo-Pagans form the basis for exploring the practices, structures, and transformation of this nascent religion. Responding to scholars who suggest that Neo-Paganism is merely a pseudoreligion or a cultural movement because it lacks central authority and clear boundaries, Berger contends that Neo-Paganism has many of the characteristics that one would expect of a religion born in late modernity: the appropriation of rituals from other cultures, a view of the universe as a cosmic whole, an emphasis on creating and re-creating the self, an intertwining of the personal and the political, and a certain playfulness."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berger, Helen A.
Dewey number
299
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1573
LC item number
.B47 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in comparative religion
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neopaganism
  • Witchcraft
  • Néopaganisme
  • Sorcellerie
  • Néopaganisme
  • Sorcellerie
  • Neopaganism
  • Witchcraft
  • United States
  • Hekserij
  • Hexerei
  • Neuheidentum
  • USA
  • Neuheidentum
  • Hexerei
  • USA
Label
A community of witches : contemporary neo-paganism and witchcraft in the United States, Helen A. Berger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-142) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Editor's preface -- Preface -- Prologue to the tribe let there be children born -- Background -- The magical self -- The coven: perfect love, perfect trust -- A circle within a circle: the neo-pagan community -- The next generation -- The routinization of creativity -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm38936720
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 148 pages, [4] pages of plates
Isbn
9781570032462
Lccn
98019677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o38936720
  • (OCoLC)38936720
Label
A community of witches : contemporary neo-paganism and witchcraft in the United States, Helen A. Berger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-142) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Editor's preface -- Preface -- Prologue to the tribe let there be children born -- Background -- The magical self -- The coven: perfect love, perfect trust -- A circle within a circle: the neo-pagan community -- The next generation -- The routinization of creativity -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm38936720
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 148 pages, [4] pages of plates
Isbn
9781570032462
Lccn
98019677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o38936720
  • (OCoLC)38936720

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