This book marks twenty years since the publication of Professor Ronald Hutton’s “The Triumph of the Moon”, a major contribution to the historical study of Wicca. Building on and celebrating Hutton’s pioneering work, the chapters in this volume explore a range of modern magical, occult, and Pagan groups active in Western nations. Each contributor is a specialist in the study of modern Paganism and occultism, although differ in their embrace of historical, anthropological, and psychological perspectives. Chapters examine not only the history of Wicca, the largest and best-known form of modern Pagansim, but also modern Pagan environmentalist and anti-nuclear activism, the Pagan interpretation of fairy folklore, and the contemporary “Traditional Witchcraft” phenomenon.
Shai Feraro is Lecturer at Oranim College of Education, Israel, and the Secretary of the Israeli Association for the Study of Religions. He has published on modern Paganism and Goddess Spirituality in relevant journals and anthologies, and is the co-editor of “Contemporary Alternative Spiritualities in Israel” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
Ethan Doyle White is the author of “Wicca: History, Belief, and Community in Modern Pagan Witchcraft” (2016), and has published on Wicca, modern Paganism, and related topics in journals such as Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft, The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies, and Folklore.