Inappropriate Sexuality? Sex Magic, S/M and Wicca (or ‘Whipping Harry Potter's Arse!’)

@article{Pearson2005InappropriateSS,
  title={Inappropriate Sexuality? Sex Magic, S/M and Wicca (or ‘Whipping Harry Potter's Arse!’)},
  author={Jo Pearson},
  journal={Theology \& Sexuality},
  year={2005},
  volume={11},
  pages={31 - 42}
}
  • J. Pearson
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • Art
  • Theology & Sexuality
Abstract Despite its often fervent claims to radicalism, openness and maturity, Wicca articulates a rather complex attitude towards sexuality. S/M concepts which have influenced the development of Wiccan ritual practice (through such figures as Algernon Swinburne, Aleister Crowley, Gerald Gardner and Alex Sanders) have been largely abstracted into symbolic forms which strongly deny the ‘inappropriate’ sexuality embedded in Wiccan initiation rituals (specifically) and formative ideologies… 
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