Women as Initiators and Crafters of Human Growth in the ‘Reclaiming’ Witchcraft Tradition

Authors

  • Jone Salomonsen

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.v13.i10.23

Keywords:

Neo-paganism, women, feminism, initiators, initiation rites, Reclaiming witchcraft

Abstract

A substantial piece of Reclaiming's initiation rite is inherted from the more ceremonial Witchcraft traditions and from privileged men's secret societies at the turn of the 20th century. These traditions have all made the 'dying and rising god' theme central to the rite.

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Salomonsen, Jone (2001) Enchanted Feminism. Ritual, Gender and Divinity among the Reclaiming Witches of San Francisco. London and New York: Routledge

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Published

2020-08-11

How to Cite

Salomonsen, J. (2020). Women as Initiators and Crafters of Human Growth in the ‘Reclaiming’ Witchcraft Tradition. Pomegranate, 23-31. https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.v13.i10.23

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