Living Witchcraft

A Contemporary American Coven

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Author: Allen Scarboro,Nancy Campbell,Shirley A. Stave

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 214

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This study of Ravenwood, the largest open coven in the United States, is the only ethnography of a witches' commune that has been done with the consent and support of the witches themselves, and it is a major contribution to Wiccan studies.

American Coven

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Author: Amy Cross

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781521106518

Category:

Page: 505

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He kidnapped three women and held them in his basement. He thought they couldn't fight back. He was wrong... Snatched from the street near her home, Holly Carter is taken to a rural house and thrown down into a stone basement. She meets two other women who have also been kidnapped, and soon Holly learns about the horrific rituals that take place in the house. Eventually, she's called upstairs to take her place in the ice bath. As her nightmare continues, however, Holly learns about a mysterious power that exists in the basement, and which the three women might be able to harness. When they finally manage to get through the metal door, however, the women have no idea that their fight for freedom is going to stretch out for more than a decade, or that it will culminate in a final, devastating demonstration of their new-found powers. American Coven is a horror novel about three women trapped in a nightmare, about the shocking discovery that gives them a chance to escape, and about the price they must pay if they want to be free. Contains violence and adult language.

The Blood Coven Vampires

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Author: Mari Mancusi

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101545089

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

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The first two Blood Coven Vampire novels-now in one volume. Boys That Bite When Sunny McDonald's sister drags her to Club Fang, all she expects is a bunch of Goth kids playing at being vampires. But when a tall, handsome stranger mistakes Sunny for her dark-side-loving twin and bites her on the neck, she realizes his fangs are real-and deadly... Stake That Rayne McDonald had it all figured out: become the vampire mate of the Blood Coven master and live the high life for all eternity. But now, not only is Rayne fangless, but she discovers she's destined to be a vampire slayer instead...and sexy vampire bad boy Jareth keeps getting in her way.

Reading American Horror Story

Essays on the Television Franchise

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Author: Rebecca Janicker

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476663521

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

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"Looming onto the television landscape in 2011, American Horror Story gave viewers a weekly dose of psychological unease and gruesome violence. This collection of new essays examines the series' contribution to television horror, focusing on how the show speaks to social concerns, its use of classic horror tropes and its reinvention of the tale of terror"--

Modern Paganism in World Cultures

Comparative Perspectives

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Author: Michael Strmiska

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851096086

Category: Religion

Page: 382

View: 9698

The most comprehensive study available of neo-pagan religious movements in North America and Europe. * Photographs of neo-pagan leaders, practitioners, and rituals, along with maps of areas where various religions are practiced * Contributions from an international team of scholars provides insight into belief systems and cultural influences

The Cupcake Coven (Book 1 Love Spells Gone Wrong Series)

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Author: Ashlyn Chase

Publisher: Lachesis Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1927555590

Category: Debtor and creditor

Page: 295

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“Entertainment abounds when a coven of witches whip up a few spells to help their friend hold onto her bakery while losing her heart. Can a long distance romance work between a cowboy and a baker if they believe in magic?” ~ Dorine Linnen, Romance Junkies Reviews * * * * * Pretty Wiccan Rebecca Colby borrowed money from her father to start a bakery, and now he’s calling the loan due. When she learns he fell off the gambling wagon and owes big money to some scary people, she has to start making a profit—and fast—before the loan shark takes a bite out of her. Hot Cowboy Dru Tanner is looking for his missing sister who left Texas to explore their New England Wiccan roots. She’s the only family he has left, and he’s desperate to find her. Dru has to hide the fact that he’s not a Wiccan long enough to infiltrate a coven in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It’s the only lead he has. Dru needs a job and a place to stay while he searches for his sister. Rebecca needs cheap help so she can work some baking magic. Dru makes Rebecca an offer she can’t refuse—if only lust doesn’t drive them crazy first.

Drawing Down the Moon

Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America

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Author: Margot Adler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101549769

Category: Religion

Page: 672

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Now fully revised-the classic study of Neo-Paganism Almost thirty years since its original publication, Drawing Down the Moon continues to be the only detailed history of the burgeoning but still widely misunderstood Neo- Pagan subculture. Margot Adler attended ritual gatherings and interviewed a diverse, colorful gallery of people across the United States, people who find inspiration in ancient deities, nature, myth, even science fiction. In this new edition featuring an updated resource guide of newsletters, journals, books, groups, and festivals, Margot Adler takes a fascinating and honest look at the religious experiences, beliefs, and lifestyles of modern America's Pagan groups.

American jihad

the Reagan Doctrine as policy and practice

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Author: Lucy J. Mathiak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 417

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American Spiritualities

A Reader

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Author: Catherine L. Albanese

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253214324

Category: Social Science

Page: 530

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American Spiritualities A Reader Edited by Catherine L. Albanese Readings that explore approaches to American spirituality, past and present. This reader explores current interest in spirituality in the United States. It traces the concept and presence of spirituality in the nation's past and explains the strong attraction to spiritual themes in the present, with attention to questions of definition, historical usage, and connection to religion. Twenty-seven selections pursue the difference and diversity among Americans in terms of their spiritual styles, here understood as modes of experiential knowledge. Catherine L. Albanese has organized these selections to reflect four approaches to spirituality: knowing through the body, or ritual-based spiritualities; knowing through the heart, or evangelical and emotionally toned spiritualities; knowing through the will, or prophetic and social-action spiritualities; and knowing through the mind, or metaphysically oriented spiritualities. Taken together, these essays make the argument that the spiritual is human-made, essentially religious, and surely not the same at all American times and places. The anthology includes selections by Catherine L. Albanese, Janet and Robert Aldridge, Daniel Berrigan, Joseph Epes Brown, Charles W. Colson, Annie Dillard, Virgilio Elizondo, Tamar Frankiel, Emma Goldman, Charles E. Hambrick-Stowe, B. K. S. Iyengar, Curtis D. Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Chen Kung, Jerena Lee, Shirley MacLaine, Aimee Semple McPherson, Thomas Merton, Carry A. Nation, E. Burke Rochford, Jr., Jerry Rubin, Molly Rush, Starhawk, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Trine, Joachim Wach, B. Alan Wallace, Steven Wilhelm, and Dhyani Ywahoo. Catherine L. Albanese is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of the widely used textbook America: Religions and Religion, now in its third edition, and of numerous other articles and books, including Nature Religion in America: From the Algonkian Indians to the New Age. Albanese is a former president of the American Academy of Religion. April 2001 552 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4, bibl., index cloth 0-253-33839-5 $65.00 L / £50.00 paper 0-253-21432-7 $27.50 s / £21.00 Contents Acknowledgments Introduction Part One: Knowing through the Body: The Path of Ritual 1. "Ritual Sites in the Narrative of American Religion"/Tamar Frankiel 2. "The Ordinances of Public Worship"/Charles E. Hambrick-Stowe 3. "Popular Religion as the Core of Cultural Identity Based on the Mexican American Experience in the United States"/Virgilio Elizondo 4. "Thought, Speech, Action: Rhythms of Jewish Life"/Tamar Frankiel 5. "Wiwanyag Wachipi: The Sun Dance"/Joseph Epes Brown, ed. 6. "The Coven"/Starhawk Part Two: Knowing through the Heart: The Path of Feeling and Emotion 7. "The Second Birth"/Curtis D. Johnson 8. "The Life and Religious Experience of Jarena Lee"/Jarena Lee 9. "Girlhood and Salvation and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit"/Aimee Semple McPherson, 10. "An Unforgettable Night"/Charles W. Colson 11. "est"/Jerry Rubin, 12. "Surrendering to Krishna: Devi's Story"/E. Burke Rochford, Jr. Part Three: Knowing through the Will: The Path of Prophecy and Social Action 13. "The Reformer" and "The Prophet"/Joachim Wach 14. "Resistance to Civil Government"/Henry David Thoreau 15. "The Divine Call"/Carry A. Nation 16. Living My Life (excerpt)/Emma Goldman 17. "Letter from Birmingham Jail"/Martin Luther King, Jr. 18. Testimonies/Janet and Robert Aldridge, Molly Rush, and Daniel Berrigan Part Four: Knowing through the Mind: The Path of Metaphysics 19. "The Subtle Energies of Spirit: Explorations in Metaphysical and New Age Spirituality"/Catherine L. Albanese 20. "Fullness of Life Bodily Health and Vigor"/Ralph Waldo Trine 21. "The Gift of Understanding" a

Witchcraft

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Author: Walter Brown Gibson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780448021829

Category: Witchcraft

Page: 149

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Dancing Under an African Moon

Paganism and Wicca in South Africa

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Author: Donna Darkwolf Vos

Publisher: Struik Pub

ISBN: 9781868726530

Category: Religion

Page: 231

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Paganism is one of the fastest-growing belief systems in the world, and books on the topic are literally flying off the shelves. But these books, written by European and North American authors, are for northern hemisphere readers; in the southern hemisphere the seasons--which form the basis of Pagan practice--are the other way around. In this book, Donna Vos explains Pagan practice in the context of Southern Africa and the southern hemisphere. She addresses issues that are of interest to Pagans and non-Pagans alike: definitions of Paganism and Wicca; the historical origins of Paganism; the link between Paganism and traditional African beliefs; and the opposition between Paganism and Satanism. There are also interviews with practicing Pagans, who outline their beliefs and practices, and respond to the myths that have led to discrimination against them. This is an insightful book about a largely misunderstood religion.

A Cast-Off Coven

A Witchcraft Mystery

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Author: Juliet Blackwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101187982

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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San Francisco vintage clothing store owner Lily Ivory must put her more magical abilities to good use in this mystery in the New York Times bestselling Witchcraft series. When some students get spooked at the San Francisco School of Fine Arts, Lily Ivory is called in to search for possible paranormal activity. In exchange for her help, she’s been promised a trunk full of Victorian era clothes recently discovered in a school storage closet. What she finds at the foot of the stairs leading to the bell tower is a body—a wealthy patron of the school who has been murdered. She uses her sleuthing skills in between running the store and seeing her new boyfriend, Max, a “mythbuster” uncomfortable with her witchcraft. Soon Lily senses something from the school’s vintage clothes. But it’s not the smell of mothballs—it’s the unmistakable aura of evil intent...

The Columbia Documentary History of Religion in America Since 1945

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Author: Paul Harvey,Philip Goff

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510365

Category: History

Page: 584

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Of late, religion seems to be everywhere, suffusing U.S. politics and popular culture and acting as both a unifying and a divisive force. This collection of manifestos, Supreme Court decisions, congressional testimonies, speeches, articles, book excerpts, pastoral letters, interviews, song lyrics, memoirs, and poems reflects the vitality, diversity, and changing nature of religious belief and practice in American public and private life over the last half century. Encompassing a range of perspectives, this book illustrates the ways in which individuals from all along the religious and political spectrum have engaged religion and viewed it as a crucial aspect of society. The anthology begins with documents that reflect the close relationship of religion, especially mainline Protestantism, to essential ideas undergirding Cold War America. Covering both the center and the margins of American religious life, this volume devotes extended attention to how issues of politics, race, gender, and sexuality have influenced the religious mainstream. A series of documents reflects the role of religion and theology in the civil rights, feminist, and gay rights movements as well as in conservative responses. Issues regarding religion and contemporary American culture are explored in documents about the rise of the evangelical movement and the religious right; the impact of "new" (post-1965) immigrant communities on the religious landscape; the popularity of alternative, New Age, and non-Western beliefs; and the relationship between religion and popular culture. The editors conclude with selections exploring major themes of American religious life at the millennium, including both conservative and New Age millennialism, as well as excerpts that speculate on the future of religion in the United States. The documents are grouped by theme into nine chapters and arranged chronologically therein. Each chapter features an extensive introduction providing context for and analysis of the critical issues raised by the primary sources.

Modern Witchcraft

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Author: Frank Smyth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780060870386

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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Wicca Covens

How to Start and Organize Your Own

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Author: Judy Harrow

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806520353

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 284

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A wiccan high priestess with a master's degree in counseling offers real-life case studies and examples of what has worked--and what hasn't--in forming a coven.