Vol 13 No. 10 (2011) Issue Number 14, November 2000

Notes from the Underground

In the final chapter of The Triumph of the Moon, Ronald Hutton discusses at length how Neopaganism—particularly Neopagan Witchcraft—might fit in the various classifications proposed for it by scholars of religion.

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The Open University
'Nature Religion' is a relatively recent academic construct under which a variety of religions have been grouped including Paganism, eco-spirituality, and indigenous religions.
City University
Wiccan clergy psychotherapists encounter complex ethical dilemmas due to dual roles. In an attempt to understand the extreme complexity of the multiple roles, this discourse begins with an examination of current ethical codes of the professional societies. Recent literature related to dual relationships in rural and small communities is surveyed, as well as decisionmaking models effective in these situations. Common ethical complexities experienced by clergy psychotherapists are reviewed. Informal communication with Wiccan clergy psychotherapists confirms the multidimensional nature of the ethics. Options for Wiccan clergy psychotherapists are considere
This festival is an important cultural and religious site that exemplifies the migration of religious meaning-making activities out of American temples and churches into other spaces.
The emergence of Neopaganism in the second half of the 20th century seems to be leading to a shift in the emotional associations of the Wicker Man image, inspired, I believe, by the cult popularity of The Wicker Man.

Book Reviews

University of Colorado
University of Colorado
The Truimph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft. By Ronald Hutton. NY: Oxford University Press, 1999. 486 pages. US$32.50 cloth.
Simon Fraser University
Archaeology Department
The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory by Cynthia Eller Boston: Beacon Press, 2000 276 pp + illus. US$26.00
Independent scholar
Nordic Religions in the Viking Age by Thomas A DuBois Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania Press, 1999 x + 271 pp, 5 illus.