Earthly Bodies, Magical Selves

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-12-01
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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This book is the first ever comprehensive study of Neo-Pagans and modern day neo-pagan festivals. Neo-paganism is the latest of new religions to emerge on the scene, its popularity growing in both Europe and North America as followers attempt to wed environmental concerns with traditional spirituality.

Author Biography

Sarah M. Pike is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at California State University, Chico

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xxv
Introduction: We Cast Our Circles Where the Earth Mother Meets the Sky Father 1(10)
Driving into Fairie: Place Myths and Neopagan Festivals
Shrines of Flame and Silence: Mapping the Festival Site
The Great Evil That Is in Your Backyard: Festival Neighbors and Satanism Rumors
Blood That Matters: Neopagan Borrowing
Children of the Devil or Gifted in Magic? The Work of Memory in Neopagan Narrative
Serious Playing with the Self: Gender and Eroticism at the Festival Fire
Conclusion: The Circle Is Open but Never Broken 219(8)
Notes 227(32)
Bibliography 259(14)
Index 273

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