The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft by Ronald Hutton

The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

byRonald Hutton

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Ronald Hutton is known for his colourful and provocative writings on original subjects. This work is no exception: for the first full-scale scholarly study of the only religion England has ever given the world; that of modern pagan witchcraft, which has now spread from English shores acrossfour continents. Hutton examines the nature of that religion and its development, and offers a microhistory of attitudes to paganism, witchcraft, and magic in British society since 1800. Its pages reveal village cunning folk, Victorian ritual magicians, classicists and archaeologists, leaders ofwoodcraft and scouting movements, Freemasons, and members of rural secret societies. We also find some of the leading of figures of English literature, from the Romantic poets to W.B. Yeats, D.H. Lawrence, and Robert Graves, as well as the main personalities who have represented pagan witchcraft tothe world since 1950. Densely researched, Triumph of the Moon presents an authoritative insight into a hitherto little-known aspect of modern social history.

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Ronald Hutton is Professor of History at Bristol University.
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Title:The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan WitchcraftFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.06 inPublished:April 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Macrocosm1. Finding a Language2. Finding a Goddess3. Finding a God4. Finding a Structure5. Finding a High Magic6. Finding a Low Magic7. Finding a Folklore8. Finding a Witchcraft9. Matrix10. God (and Goddess) ParentsMicrocosm11. Gerald Gardner12. Gerald's People13. The Wider Context: Hostility14. The Wider Context: Reinforcement15. Old Craft, New Craft16. The Man in Black17. Royalty from the North18. Uncle Sam and the Goddess19. Coming of Age20. Grandchildren of the ShadowsNotesIndex

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`this work ... makes for excellent reading. Hutton's extensive scholarship allows him to make and clarify connections between people and movements in recent centuries.' Northern Earth, No.83.