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Witchcraft and Paganism in Australia

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Contributes to the growing literature on comparative religion and new religious movements. More specifically, it draws attention to a new religious movement. Using a multidisciplinary approcach, Hume describes the emergence of a controversial worldview which has roots in ancient ideas but whose ideology is rooted in the 20th century.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Melbourne University Press
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Lynne Hume is an Associate Professor in Studies in Religion at the University of Queensland. Witchcraft and Paganism in Australia was the result of six years of fieldwork, in which she participated in Pagan rituals with covens in both Australia and Canada, gathered archival data from Pagan newsletters, as well as conducted interviews and questionnaires. The book was published in 1997, and it is its age that lends itself to some of its greatest flaws.
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