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Paganism and Eco-Paganism Bibliography

Most of this material is about contemporary Paganism in in general, but several items are also specifically concerned with Eco-Paganism. The latter are marked *.

Adler, M., 1986. Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess Worshippers and Other Pagans in America Today. Revised and expanded edition. Penguin Books, New York.

Bell, C., 1997. Ritual: perspectives and dimensions, Oxford University Press, New York.

Beyer P., 1998. ‘Globalisation and the Religion of Nature’, in Nature Religion Today, Edited by Pearson, Roberts and Samuel. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

Blain, J., Ezzy, D. and Harvey, G. (eds.), Researching Paganisms, AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, CA.

Bowman, 2000. 'More of the Same? Christianity, Vernacular Religion and Alternative Spirituality in Glastonbury', in Sutcliffe and Bowman, Beyond New Age: Exploring Alternative Spirituality. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

*Butler, B. 2003. “The Tree, the Tower and the Shaman: the Material Culture of Resistance of the No M11 Link Roads Protest of Wanstead and Leytonstone, London”, in Shamanism: a Reader, ed. Harvey, G. 375-401. Routledge, London.

Davy, B., 2006, Introduction to Pagan Studies. AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, CA.

*Carpenter, D. D. 1994. Spiritual Experiences. Life Changes, and Ecological Viewpoints of Contemporary Pagans. Submitted to the Graduate Faculty of Saybrook Institute in partial fulfilment of PhD. Published by Circle Sanctuary, Mt. Horeb, USA.

*Clysdale, I., 2002. ‘Ecopagan’ in The Encyclopaedia of Modern Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism, Shelley Rabinovitch and James Lewis. Citadel Press, New York, USA.

Cowan, 2006. 'Wicca, Witchcraft and Modern Paganism' in Metaphysical, New Age, and Neopagan Movements, volume 3 of the series Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America, Gallagher, Eugene V. (ed.), Ashcraft, W. Michael, (eds.), Greenwood Press, Westport, CT.

Crowley, 1996. 'Paganism', in An A to Z of Feminist Theology, Isherwood and McEwan, (eds.), Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield.
--- 1995. 'Wicca as a Modern-day Mystery Religion'. In Paganism Today , ed. Harvey and Hardman, Harper Collins, London.
--- 1998. 'Wicca as Nature Religion', in Pearson, Joanne, Roberts, Richard and Samuel, Geoffrey, (eds,) 1998. Nature Religion Today. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

Davy, B. J., 2002. ‘Environmental Activism’ in The Encyclopaedia of Modern Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism (Rabinovitch and Lewis).

de Blécourt, Willem, Hutton, Ronald, la Fontaine, Jean (eds.) 1999. Witchcraft and Magic In Europe. The 20c. Athlone Press, London.

*Dougherty, Beth, 2004. When Rituals Go Wrong: Angry Goddess, Recalcitrant Reclaimers. Paper presented to the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, San Antonio, November 2004.

*Dragon Environmental Network website, 2004. http://www.dragonnetwork.org/. Accessed September 2004

Ezzy, Douglas, 2006. 'White Witches and Black Magic: Ethics and Consumerism in Contemporary Witchcraft', Journal of Contemporary Religion, 21:1, 15 - 31

Greenwood, Susan, 1998. ‘The Nature of the Goddess: Sexual Identities and Power in Contemporary Witchcraft’. In Nature Religion Today, Edited by Pearson, Roberts and Samuel. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
--- 2000. Magic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld:
An Anthropology
. Berg, Oxford.
--- 2007. The Nature of Magic: An Anthropology of Consciousness. Berg, Oxford.

Grimes, R., [1982], rev. ed. 1995. Beginnings in Ritual Studies, University of South Carolina Press, South Carolina

Griffin, 2002. ‘Feminist Spirituality and Neo-Paganism’ in The Encyclopaedia of Modern Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism (Rabinovitch and Lewis).

*Harris, 1995. 'Sacred Ecology'. In Paganism Today , ed. Harvey and Hardman, Harper Collins, London.
*--- 2000. “Dragon Decade– A personal Perspective on Eco-Magic”. In “How Green is our Magic?” Papers presented at the Dragon Eco-Magic conference 2000, ed. Adrian Harris. 16-19. Dragon Environmental Publications, Issue 01, 2001. London.
*--- 2002. “Dragon Environmental Network” in The Encyclopaedia of Modern Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism, Shelley Rabinovitch and James Lewis. Citadel Press, New York.
*--- 2005a. “Eco-Magic” in Encyclopædia of Religion and Nature, ed. Bron Taylor. Thoemmes Continuum, London.
--- 2006 'Ritual and Neopaganism' , (with Macha M. Nightmare), in Metaphysical, New Age, and Neopagan Movements, volume 3 of the series Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, USA.

*Harris, Adrian & Scullion, Sean, 2004. Introduction to Pagan Activism. Booklet prepared for the Alternate European Social Forum, London, October 2004.

*Harris and Welsh, 2006. 'Currents of Paganism'. Paper presented at the November 2006 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Washington.

Harvey, G. 1995. 'Heathenism: A North European Pagan Tradition', in Paganism Today, ed. Harvey and Hardman, Harper Collins, London.
--- 1997. Listening People, Speaking Earth. Contemporary Paganism. Hurst and Co., London.
--- 1997b. Religious Experience in Contemporary Society,
Religious Experience Research Centre, Oxford.
--- 2000. “Boggarts and Books: Towards an Appreciation of Pagan Spirituality” in Beyond the New Age Exploring Alternative Spirituality. Sutcliffe Steven and Bowman, Marion. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

Harvey and Hardman (eds), 1995. Paganism Today, Harper Collins, London.

*Headon, Jane, 1996. ‘If you go down to the woods today ...’ in ID Magazine, no.150. March. London.

*Hine, Phil, 2000. “Perspectives on Mass Ritual.” In “How Green is our Magic?” Papers presented at the Dragon Eco-Magic conference 2000, ed. Adrian Harris. 11-15: Dragon Environmental Publications, Issue 01, 2001, London.

Hopman, Ellen Evert and Bond, Lawrence. 1995. People of the Earth: The New Pagans Speak Out. Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont.

Hunt, Stephen J. 2003 Alternative religions. A Sociological Introduction. Ashgate, Hants., UK and Vt., USA

Hutton, Ronald. 1999. The Triumph of the Moon. A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft.: Oxford University Press, Oxford.

*Letcher, Andy, 2000. ‘'Virtual Paganism' or Direct Action? The Implications of Road Protesting for Modern Paganism’ in Diskus Vol. 6.
--- 2001a. The Role of the Bard in Contemporary Pagan Movements. Unpublished PhD. Thesis, King Alfred’s College, Winchester.
*--- 2001b. “The Scouring of the Shire: Fairies, Trolls and Pixies in Eco-Protest Culture.” Folklore 112: 147-161.
*--- 2001c. 'Go fly a kite': A New Approach to Eco-Magick. http://www.dragonnetwork.org /journal/journal3/andy.htm
Accessed January 2005
*--- 2002. “‘If you go down to the woods today…’: Spirituality and the Eco-Protest Lifestyle.” Ecotheology 7: 81-87
*--- 2003. ' "Gaia told me to do it": Resistance and the idea of Nature within Contemporary British Eco-Paganism'. Ecotheology 8: 63-86
*--- 2004. “Raising the Dragon: Folklore and the Development of Contemporary British Eco-Paganism”. The Pomegranate Volume: 6, Issue: 2. Page(s): 175-198
*--- 2005. “Eco-Paganism” in Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, ed. in chief Bron Taylor. Thoemmes Continuum, London.

Lewis, James (ed.) 2002. Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects, and New Religions. Second edition. Prometheus Books, New York.

*MacLellan, Gordon, 1995. ‘Dancing on the Edge: Shamanism in Modern Britain’ in Paganism Today, ed. Harman and Harvey, Thorsons, London.

Melton, J. Gordon, 2002, Encyclopedia of American Religions. Gale, MI.2006

Nightmare, Macha M. 2006.'Ritual and Neopaganism', (with Harris, A.), in Metaphysical, New Age, and Neopagan Movements, volume 3 of the series Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, USA.

Isherwood and McEwan, (eds.), 1996. An A to Z of Feminist Theology, Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield.

Obler, Regina Smith. 2004. ‘Nature Religion as a Cultural System? Sources of Environmentalist Action and Rhetoric in a Contemporary Pagan Community’ in The Pomegranate, Vol.6.1.

*Patterson, Barry, 1991. Finding Your Way in the Woods: The Art of Conversation with the Genius Loci. Privately published booklet.

Pearson, Joanne, Roberts, Richard and Samuel, Geoffrey, (eds,) 1998. Nature Religion Today. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

Pearson, Joanne, (ed,) 2002. Belief beyond Boundaries: Wicca, Celtic Spirituality and the New Age. Ashgate and The Open University, Hants., Burlington, and Milton Keynes.

*Pendragon, A. and Stone, C.J. 2003. The Trials of Arthur. The Life and Times of a Modern-Day King, Thorsons, London.

Pike, Sarah M., 2001. Earthly Bodies, Magical Selves. Contemporary Pagans and the Search for Community. University of California Press, California and London.

*Plows, Alex, 1995 “Eco-philosophy and popular protest; Examining the implications of the actions and ideologies of the Donga Tribe”, in C. Barker, and M. Tyldesley, eds. Alternative Futures and Popular Protest, Manchester Metropolitan University Press, Manchester.
*--- 1998a. ‘Earth First! Defending Mother Earth, direct-style’in DIY culture: party & protest in Nineties Britain, edited by George McKay. Verso, London and New York
*--- 1998b. The what, how and why of the UK environmental direct action movement in the 1990's. Unpublished PhD. thesis.
*--- 2001. “Earth Magics.” In “How Green is our Magic?” Papers presented at the Dragon Eco-Magic conference 2000, ed. Adrian Harris. Pages 3-6. Dragon Environmental Publications, Issue 01. London.
*--- 2005. “Donga Tribe”, in Taylor, B., (editor-in-chief), The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature. Thoemmes Continuum, London.

Rabinovitch, Shelley and Lewis, James, 2002. The Encyclopaedia of Modern Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism, Citadel Press, New York.

*Restall Orr, E. 2005. 'The Ethics of Paganism: The Value and Power of Sacred Relationship', in de Angeles, Restall Orr & van Dooren (eds.,) Pagan Visions for a Sustainable Future. Llewellyn, Woodbury, MN.

*Roberts, J. and Motherwort, 1997. ‘Lyminge and the Pagan Heart’, Pagan Dawn, Vol. 125, pp. 24-27. London.

Rountree, K. 2006. 'Sacred Sites Performing the Divine: Neo-Pagan Pilgrimages and Embodiment at Sacred Sites'. Body & Society , vol. 12(4): 95–115.

Schechner, R. 1993. The Future of Ritual. Writings on Culture and Performance. Routledge, London.

Salomonsen, Jone, 1998 ‘Feminist Witchcraft and Holy Hermeneutics’, in Nature Religion Today, Edited by Pearson, Roberts and Samuel. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
*--- 2002. Enchanted Feminism. Ritual, Gender and Divinity among the Witches of San Francisco. Routledge, London and New York.

Shallcrass, 1998. 'A Priest of the Goddess', in Pearson, Joanne, Roberts, Richard and Samuel, Geoffrey, (eds,) 1998. Nature Religion Today. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

Shaw, Sylvie, 2004. 'At the Waters Edge', in Researching Paganisms, Blain, J., Ezzy, D. and Harvey, G. (eds.), AltaMira Press.

Spretnak, 1989. 'Towards an Ecofeminist Spirituality', in Plant, J. (ed.), 1989.

*Starhawk. [1979] [1989], 1999 The Spiral Dance. 20th Anniversary Edition. HarperSanFrancisco, San Francisco.
*--- 1982. Dreaming the Dark. Magic, Sex and Politics. Beacon press, Boston.
*--- 2002. Webs of Power: Notes from the Global Uprising. New Society Publishers, Canada.

Strmiska, 2004."Putting the Blood Back into Blót: The Revival of Animal Sacrifice in
Modern Nordic Paganism", presented at Annual Conference of American Academy of Religion, Nov. 2004, San Antonio, Texas.

Stuckey, 2002. 'The Goddess', in Rabinovitch, Shelley and Lewis, James, 2002. The Encyclopaedia of Modern Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism, Citadel Press, New York.

Sutcliffe, Steven and Bowman, Marion, (eds). 2000. Beyond New Age: exploring alternative spirituality. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

*Szerszynski, B. 2002. 'Ecological Rites: Ritual Action in Environmental Protest Events'. Theory, Culture & Society. Vol. 19(3): 51-69. Sage, London, Thousand Oaks and New Delhi.

*Taylor, B., 2001. 'Earth and Nature-Based Spirituality (Part 1): From Deep Ecology to Radical Environmentalism'. Religion 31, 175 - 193.
--- 2005, (editor-in-chief), The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature. Thoemmes Continuum, London.
*--- 2005b, Resacralizing Mother Earth in the History of Earth First! Earth First! The Radical Environmental Journal, November - December 2005, Samhain/Yule. Volume 6, #1.

Turner, V. 1967. The Forest of Symbols. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
--- 1969. The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure. Aldine, Chicago.

*Webster 2006. Chthonic Fire. A Witches Eco-Erotica. Self published booklet, Victoria, BC, Canada.

*Westwood, R. and Walbridge, Jon, no date. Awakening the Dragon. Practical Paganism, Political Ritual and Active Ecology. Moonshine Publications, Birmingham, UK.
*--- (eds) 1987a. Moonshine magazine, no. 6, Samhain 1987. Published by Prince Elric’s Bookshop, Birmingham, UK.
*--- (eds) 1987b. Moonshine magazine, # 7, Winter Equinox 1987. Published by Prince Elric’s Bookshop, Birmingham, UK.

*Westwood (ed.), 1988. Earthwise #1. November 1988. Moonshine Publications, Birmingham, UK.
*---1989. Earthwise # 2. February 1989. Moonshine Publications, Birmingham, UK.
*--- Moonshine #15, n.d. Published by Prince Elric’s Bookshop, Birmingham, UK.
*--- Moonshine #19, n.d. Published by Prince Elric’s Bookshop, Birmingham, UK

Woodman, J. 2000. 'Lovecrafting the Art of Magick: secularism, modernity, and emergent Stellar Spiritualities with contemporary occult discourses'. Paper presented at British Sociological Association Sociology of Religion Study Group Conference, Prophets and Predictions Religion in the 21st Century. University of Exeter, April 2000.

Wuthnow, Robert (Ed.) 1998. Encyclopaedia of Politics and Religion. Routledge, London

York, Michael, 1995. The Emerging Network: Sociology of the New Age and Neo-Pagan Movement. Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, Md.

*Zwissler, Laurel, 2004. Right Action: Uses of Ritual in Anti-Globalization Protests by Neo-Pagan, United Church, and Catholic Activists. Paper presented to the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, November 2004, San Antonio.

Other references:

List of Canadian resources on Paganism.

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