New Age Witchcraft? Popular spell books and the re-enchantment of everyday life

@article{Ezzy2003NewAW,
  title={New Age Witchcraft? Popular spell books and the re-enchantment of everyday life},
  author={D. Ezzy},
  journal={Culture and Religion},
  year={2003},
  volume={4},
  pages={47 - 65}
}
  • D. Ezzy
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Culture and Religion
Witchcraft is entering mainstream culture through movies, magazines, websites, novels, and spell books. This paper examines a small number of popular spell books to investigate the effects of popularisation on the beliefs and practices of Witchcraft. I interrogate the debate about Witchcraft's relationship to the New Age to identify characteristics that might be present in a popularised Witchcraft. The characteristics include: the self-ethic, a this-worldly orientation, holism, evolutionary… Expand
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