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Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (March 1, 2004)
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Embracing the Witch and the Goddess is a close survey of present-day feminist witches in New Zealand. It examines the allure of witchcraft for its practitioners, and explores witches' rituals, perspectives and ideology approximately how magic works. The publication offers a close portrait of an undocumented portion of the transforming into neo-pagan flow, and compares the detailed personality of latest Zealand witchcraft with its opposite numbers within the usa, nice Britain, and Australia.Kathryn Rountree strains the emergence and background of feminist witchcraft, and hyperlinks witchcraft with the modern Goddess circulation. She stories scholarly ways at the learn of witchcraft and bargains with the major debates that have engaged the movement's adherents and their critics, and eventually provides what Mary Daly declared was once lacking from so much ancient and anthropological examine on witchcraft: a 'Hag-identified vision'.Based on fieldwork among witch practitioners, Embracing the Witch and the Goddess is a vital contribution to the rising profile of present-day witchcraft and paganism.