Reclaming Power: An Examination of Power as Energy and Authority in the Reclaiming Tradition of Witchcraft
Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Colby Access Only)
Colby College. Religious Studies Dept.
Marilyn R. Pukkila
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.
Witchcraft, Wicca, Feminism, Power
Recommended CitationSmith, Emily Spero, "Reclaming Power: An Examination of Power as Energy and Authority in the Reclaiming Tradition of Witchcraft" (2001). Honors Theses. Paper 544.
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