A Double Issue of The Pomegranate: The First Decades of Contemporary Pagan Studies

Authors

  • Chas S. Clifton Colorado State University-Pueblo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.v17i1-2.29701

Keywords:

Paganism, Witchcraft, Wicca, Pagan studies

Abstract

Tracing the history of Pagan studies, primarily in the United States, I look back to the Pomegranate's inspiration, Iron Mountain: A Journal of Magical Religion and touch on some high points in the history of Pagan studies book publication well.

Author Biography

Chas S. Clifton, Colorado State University-Pueblo

Formerly of Colorado State University, Pueblo, he researches and writes on new religious movements and contemporary Paganism. He served as a contributing editor of Gnosis: Journal of Western Inner Traditions from 1986–2000, and as co-chair of the American Academy of Religion's Contemporary Pagan Studies Group from 2011–2016. His published work includes Her Hidden Children: The Rise of Wicca and Paganism in America and as co-editor with Graham Harvey, The Paganism Reader.

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Published

2016-02-08

How to Cite

Clifton, C. S. (2016). A Double Issue of The Pomegranate: The First Decades of Contemporary Pagan Studies. Pomegranate, 17(1-2), 5–13. https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.v17i1-2.29701

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Editorial