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The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

Ronald Hutton

Abstract

This book studies the only religion England has ever given the world, that of modern pagan witchcraft, which has now spread from English shores across four continents. The book examines the nature of that religion and its development, and offers a microhistory of attitudes to paganism, witchcraft, and magic in British society since 1800. Village cunning folk and Victorian ritual magicians, classicists and archaeologists, leaders of woodcraft and scouting movements, Freemasons and members of rural secret societies, all appear in the pages of this book. Also included are some of the leading figu ... More

Keywords: paganism, pagan witchcraft, magic, Freemasons, Romantic poets, scouting movement, magicians

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198207443
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207443.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ronald Hutton, author
Bristol University