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

  title={New Age Witchcraft? Popular spell books and the re-enchantment of everyday life},
  author={Douglas Ezzy},
  journal={Culture and Religion},
  pages={47 - 65}
  • D. Ezzy
  • Published 1 January 2003
  • Education
  • 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… 
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