The Fool

The Spider Dance - Tradition, Time and Healing in Southern Italy - Giovanna Parmigiani

Giovanna Parmigiani [+-]
Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Giovanna Parmigiani holds a Ph.D. in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from the University of Toronto, and is Senior Fellow at Harvard Divinity School (Harvard University).


This chapter presents the fieldwork, informants, and the research methods used through the description of a particular ethnographic moment that proved to be central in the fieldwork experience: the author's first Tarot reading. It describes many of the most common beliefs and practices of Pagan, Wiccan, and New Age spiritualities that trhe author encountered during the fieldwork, representing a sort of “introduction” to New Age and Neopagan spiritualities.

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Parmigiani, Giovanna. The Fool. The Spider Dance - Tradition, Time and Healing in Southern Italy. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. May 2023. ISBN 9780000000000. Date accessed: 01 Dec 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40111. May 2023

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