Wiccan Myth

An odd find – I was looking for something different when I found this review of a book debunking the feminist/Wiccan/New Age myth that Christians burned 9 million innocent women as witches. In fact a lot of druidic and Wiccan folklore seems to have been invented or re-invented and then plugged into fluffy spirituality in the last decades of the 20th century by people with spiritual feelings and no particular feelings about logic and truth. The review is called “The Invention of Modern Witchcraft”. The reviewer is Irving Hexham, who teaches religion at the University of Calgary, and has strong interest in cults and new religious movements. The book is “The Triumph of the Moon” by Ronald Hutton.

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