The Pagan Studies Archipelago: Pagan Studies in a Cosmopolitan World.


  • Douglas Ezzy University of Tasmania



Pagan Studies


Introduction to The Pomegrante Special Issue: Paths into Pagan Studies: Autobiographical Reflections. The individual contributions comprise one extended article.

Author Biography

  • Douglas Ezzy, University of Tasmania
    Douglas Ezzy is a professor of sociology in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Tasmania. He is president of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion and editor of the Journal for the Academic Study of Religion. His most recent book is Sex, Death and Witchcraft (London: Bloomsbury, 2014).


Bader, Veit. Secularism or Democracy? Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2007.

Berger, Helen, and Douglas Ezzy. Teenage Witches, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2007.

Blain, Jenny. Nine Worlds of Seid-Magic: Ecstasy, Neo-Shamanism in North European Paganism. London: Routledge, 2002.

Bouma, Gary. “Beyond Reasonable Accommodation: The Case of Australia.” In Reasonable Accommodation: Managing Religious Diversity, edited by Lori Beaman, 139–64.Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2012.

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Durkheim, Emile. The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life. Translated by Joseph Swain. London: Allen and Unwin, 1976.

Ezzy, Douglas "The Commodification of Witchcraft.” INFORM Conference, London, 2001.

Flannery, Tim. The Future Eaters: An Ecological History of the Australasian Lands and People. New York: Grove Press, 2002.

Gadamer, Hans-Georg. Truth and Method. New York: Crossroad, 1986.

Greenwood, Susan. Magic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld. Oxford: Berg, 2000.

Harvey, Graham. Animism: Respecting the Living World. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005.

Hutton, Ronald. "Revisionism and Counter-Revisionism in Pagan History.” The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 13, no. 2 (2012): 225–56.

Kelly, Aidan. Inventing Witchcraft: A Case Study in the Creation of a New Religion. Loughborough: Thoth Publications, 2007.

Luhrmann, Tanya. Persuasions of the Witch’s Craft. Oxford: Blackwell, 1989.

Moore, Robyn. “Whitewashing the Gap: The Discursive Practices of Whiteness,.” International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies 5, no. 2 (2012): 2–11.

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Salomonsen, Jone. “Methods of Compassion or Pretension? The Challenges of Conducting Fieldwork in Modern Magical Communities” In Researching Paganisms, edited by Jenny Blain, Douglas Ezzy, and Graham Harvey, 45–58. Walnut Creek, Calif.: Alta Mira Press, 2004..

Smoley, Richard. “Review of Persuasions of the Witch's Craft: Ritual Magic in Contemporary England by T.M. Luhrmann” Gnosis: A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions 13 (1989): 72.

Turner, Edith, with W. Blodgett, S. Hakona, and F. Benwa. Experiencing Ritual: A New Interpretation of African Healing. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992.






Special Section - Paths into Pagan Studies: Autobiographical Reflections

How to Cite

Ezzy, D. (2016). The Pagan Studies Archipelago: Pagan Studies in a Cosmopolitan World. Pomegranate, 17(1-2), 72-205.