Vol 13 No. 10 (2011) Issue Number 17, August 2001

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Articles

Ritual nudity conveys a very powerful sense that the participants in the circle have cast off their everyday selves and limitations and entered into a space in which the extraordinary can be achieved.
University of the West of England
Saki grew up in a place in which the daily doings of the world were not always determined by the laws of science or the orthodoxies of the Anglican church.
Carleton University
Frustration with not seeing myself reflected in the literature that purported to discuss 'people like me' propelled me into graduate school in an attempt to give myself the tools to frame the presentation of Neo-paganism differently.
Of all the phenomena that mediate between sky-heaven and the earth, weather is the natural paradigm. It mediates in the world of nature as it unfolds in time. The connection between time and the weather is so close that the words for them are identical in French.

Book Reviews

Carleton University
WICCAN ROOTS: GERALD GARDNER AND THE MODERN WICCAN REVIVAL by Philip Heselton. Capal Bann Publishing: Chieveley Berks, 2000 ISBN 186163 1103. £14.9
KEEPERS OF THE FLAME: INTERVIEWS WITH ELDERS OF TRADITIONAL WITCHCRAFT IN AMERICA by Morganna Davies & Aradia Lynch
WICCAN COVENS: HOW TO START AND ORGANIZE YOUR OWN by Judy Harrow Citadel Press, 1999 285 pages. $12.95 paper