Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies, Vol 17, No 1-2 (2015)

A Double Issue of The Pomegranate: The First Decades of Contemporary Pagan Studies

Chas S. Clifton
Issued Date: 8 Feb 2016


Tracing the history of Pagan studies, primarily in the United States, I look back to the Pomegranate's inspiration, Iron Mountain: A Journal of Magical Religion and touch on some high points in the history of Pagan studies book publication well.

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DOI: 10.1558/pome.v17i1-2.29701


Aitamurto, Kaarina, and Scott Simpson. Modern Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Central and Eastern Europe. Durham: Acumen, 2013.

Davy, Barbara Jane. Introduction to Pagan Studies. Lanham, Md., AltaMira Press, 2007.

Clifton, Chas S. Her Hidden Children: The Rise of Wicca and Paganism in America. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.

Coleman, Kristy. Re-riting Women: Dianic Women and the Feminine Divine. Lanham, Md.: AltaMira Press, 2009.

Hutton, Ronald. The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207443.001.0001.

———. “Writing the History of Witchcraft, a Personal View.” The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 12, no. 2 (2010): 239–62.

Aidan Kelly, Aidan. Crafting the Art of Magic, Book 1: A History of Modern Witchcraft, 1939–1964. St. Paul: Llewellyn Publications, 1991.

———. Inventing Witchcraft: A Case Study in the Creation of a New Religion. Loughborough: Thoth Publications, 2007.

———. “Inventing Witchcraft: The Gardnerian Paper Trail.” Iron Mountain: A Journal of Magical Religion, no. 1 (Summer 1984): 19–29.

Kirkpatrick, R. George, Rich Rainey, and Kathryn Rubi. “An Empirical Study of Wiccan Religion in Postindustrial Society.” Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology 14, no. 1 (1986): 33–8.

———. “Pagan Renaissance and Wicca Witchcraft in Industrial Society: A Study of Parasociology and the Sociology of Enchantment.” Iron Mountain: A Journal of Magical Religion no. 1 (Summer 1984): 31–42.

Lewis, James R., ed. Magical Religion and Modern Witchcraft. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996.

Scott, Gini Graham. Cult and Countercult: A Study of a Spiritual Growth Group and a Witchcraft Order. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1980.

Weston, Donna, and Andy Bennett. Pop Pagans: Paganism and Popular Music. Durham: Acumen, 2013.

Wise, Constance. Hidden Circles in the Web: Feminist Wicca, Occult Knowledge, and Process Thought Lanham, Md.: AltaMira Press, 2008.


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