Title

Reclaming Power: An Examination of Power as Energy and Authority in the Reclaiming Tradition of Witchcraft

Date of Award

2001

Document Type

Honors Thesis (Colby Access Only)

Department

Colby College. Religious Studies Dept.

Advisor(s)

Marilyn R. Pukkila

Second Advisor

Martha Finch

Abstract

I began work on this thesis after spending several years studying traditional religions. I was interested in feminism and frustrated with conventional Jewish and Christian understandings of women in religion and dominant U.S. society. Although there are a number of feminist theologians who choose to work within their traditions to affect change, I was interested in pursuing something radically different. For this reason, I choose to study contemporary Witchcraft. My work has focused on the Reclaiming Tradition of Witchcraft, a modern movement that has created its own identity.

Comments

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Keywords

Witchcraft, Wicca, Feminism, Power

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