WITCH WARS: Factors Contributing to Conflict in Canadian Neopagan Communities

Authors

  • Sian Reid Charleton University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.v13i10.10

Keywords:

Neo-Paganism, Wicca, Witchcraft, witch wars, Canada

Abstract

A witch war permeates and polarises the ocmmunity to such an extent that community participants are left with two choices: either to choose a side, or to withdraw from participation in the community.

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Published

2020-08-11

How to Cite

Reid, S. (2020). WITCH WARS: Factors Contributing to Conflict in Canadian Neopagan Communities. Pomegranate, 10–20. https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.v13i10.10

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