Ronald Hutton Responds to His Critics
Even before his interview with Australian scholar/blogger Caroline Tully, Ronald Hutton had written a lengthy article for The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies titled “Writing the History of Witchcraft: A Personal View.”
It is now available as a free download from Equinox Publishing.
In it, Professor Hutton discusses the trajectory of his own work as well as responding to Ben Whitmore’s Trials of the Moon.
And I review yet another “grandmother story.”
The other articles in the latest issue (listed below) are behind a pay wall, although if you have access to a university library or to a good public library, they should be available through inter-library loan.
“The Idol and the Numinous: the Pagan Quest for the Holy”
Dominique Beth Wilson
“Shamanisms and the Authenticity of Religious Experience”
“Negotiating Gender Essentialism in Contemporary Paganism”
Regina Smith Oboler
“The Meaning of ‘Wicca’: A Study in Etymology, History, and Pagan Politics”
Ethan Doyle White
“The Magical Cosmology of Rosaleen Norton”
Nevill Stuart Drury