Article written by SororZSD23

I am a medical writer/editor by profession and have been an educator in the local neopagan community, officiating in ceremony and providing workshops and lectures on various topics. I have interests in ancient mysticism, medieval Hermeticism, Chaos magick and other forms of post-modern sorcery and shamanism, folk magick, post-modern paganism, and historical perspectives on witchcraft, magick, Wicca, and the development of neopaganism.

Otherwise, I've been an adherent of Advaita Vedanta (a form of Hinduism) for most of my life and also have background in forms of Buddhism, Kashmir Shaivism, and Kundalini yoga practice and phenomenology.

4 Responses

  1. Freeman
    Freeman at |

    Great article. I’m currently reading Carlo Ginzburg’s _Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches’ Sabbath_. I had gotten the impression from some people that this book documented actual survivals of some kind of coven-based folk-religious witchcraft tradition into the period of witch hysteria. It doesn’t do that, but it does provide a fascinating tour of various irruptions of mystical experience of a glaringly Pagan kind, just as if, oh, I don’t know, various Goddesses and Gods were still active and a certain number of people were susceptible to such influences.

  2. seadragon
    seadragon at |

    This article was great. I’ve ran into alot of those “history” aritcle and books by wiccans/pagan, which make the writers seem, to reference the occult, the oposite end of the same polerity of those the claim to be victomized by. In other words, trying to replace a distant divine Father with and eathly mother.

    Also good to see actual references. Others seem to claim to be scholars, but just put there opinions and beliefs as historic facts.

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