Embracing the Witch and the Goddess: Feminist Ritual-Makers in New Zealand (Hardback)
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Embracing the Witch and the Goddess: Feminist Ritual-Makers in New Zealand (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 11/09/2003
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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.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415303583
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
""Embracing the Witch and the Goddess is to be commended for combining sensitivity with balanced questioning and for resisting the impulse to treat female subjects as "others" whose spirituality must be "explained" or "explained away" by theory."
-"Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Fall 2005

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