Living Witchcraft

A Contemporary American Coven

Author: Allen Scarboro,Nancy Campbell,Shirley A. Stave

Publisher: Praeger Publishers


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 214

View: 8452

This study of Ravenwood, the largest open coven in the United States, is the only ethnography of a witches' commune that has been done with the consent and support of the witches themselves, and it is a major contribution to Wiccan studies.

American Coven

Author: Amy Cross

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781521106518


Page: 505

View: 8366

He kidnapped three women and held them in his basement. He thought they couldn't fight back. He was wrong... Snatched from the street near her home, Holly Carter is taken to a rural house and thrown down into a stone basement. She meets two other women who have also been kidnapped, and soon Holly learns about the horrific rituals that take place in the house. Eventually, she's called upstairs to take her place in the ice bath. As her nightmare continues, however, Holly learns about a mysterious power that exists in the basement, and which the three women might be able to harness. When they finally manage to get through the metal door, however, the women have no idea that their fight for freedom is going to stretch out for more than a decade, or that it will culminate in a final, devastating demonstration of their new-found powers. American Coven is a horror novel about three women trapped in a nightmare, about the shocking discovery that gives them a chance to escape, and about the price they must pay if they want to be free. Contains violence and adult language.

The Blood Coven Vampires

Author: Mari Mancusi

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101545089

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 858

The first two Blood Coven Vampire novels-now in one volume. Boys That Bite When Sunny McDonald's sister drags her to Club Fang, all she expects is a bunch of Goth kids playing at being vampires. But when a tall, handsome stranger mistakes Sunny for her dark-side-loving twin and bites her on the neck, she realizes his fangs are real-and deadly... Stake That Rayne McDonald had it all figured out: become the vampire mate of the Blood Coven master and live the high life for all eternity. But now, not only is Rayne fangless, but she discovers she's destined to be a vampire slayer instead...and sexy vampire bad boy Jareth keeps getting in her way.

Reading American Horror Story

Essays on the Television Franchise

Author: Rebecca Janicker

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476663521

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

View: 3040

"Looming onto the television landscape in 2011, American Horror Story gave viewers a weekly dose of psychological unease and gruesome violence. This collection of new essays examines the series' contribution to television horror, focusing on how the show speaks to social concerns, its use of classic horror tropes and its reinvention of the tale of terror"--

Modern Paganism in World Cultures

Comparative Perspectives

Author: Michael Strmiska

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851096086

Category: Religion

Page: 382

View: 2571

The most comprehensive study available of neo-pagan religious movements in North America and Europe. * Photographs of neo-pagan leaders, practitioners, and rituals, along with maps of areas where various religions are practiced * Contributions from an international team of scholars provides insight into belief systems and cultural influences

The Cupcake Coven (Book 1 Love Spells Gone Wrong Series)

Author: Ashlyn Chase

Publisher: Lachesis Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1927555590

Category: Debtor and creditor

Page: 295

View: 1584

“Entertainment abounds when a coven of witches whip up a few spells to help their friend hold onto her bakery while losing her heart. Can a long distance romance work between a cowboy and a baker if they believe in magic?” ~ Dorine Linnen, Romance Junkies Reviews * * * * * Pretty Wiccan Rebecca Colby borrowed money from her father to start a bakery, and now he’s calling the loan due. When she learns he fell off the gambling wagon and owes big money to some scary people, she has to start making a profit—and fast—before the loan shark takes a bite out of her. Hot Cowboy Dru Tanner is looking for his missing sister who left Texas to explore their New England Wiccan roots. She’s the only family he has left, and he’s desperate to find her. Dru has to hide the fact that he’s not a Wiccan long enough to infiltrate a coven in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It’s the only lead he has. Dru needs a job and a place to stay while he searches for his sister. Rebecca needs cheap help so she can work some baking magic. Dru makes Rebecca an offer she can’t refuse—if only lust doesn’t drive them crazy first.

American jihad

the Reagan Doctrine as policy and practice

Author: Lucy J. Mathiak

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 417

View: 941

Drawing Down the Moon

Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America

Author: Margot Adler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101549769

Category: Religion

Page: 672

View: 5437

Now fully revised-the classic study of Neo-Paganism Almost thirty years since its original publication, Drawing Down the Moon continues to be the only detailed history of the burgeoning but still widely misunderstood Neo- Pagan subculture. Margot Adler attended ritual gatherings and interviewed a diverse, colorful gallery of people across the United States, people who find inspiration in ancient deities, nature, myth, even science fiction. In this new edition featuring an updated resource guide of newsletters, journals, books, groups, and festivals, Margot Adler takes a fascinating and honest look at the religious experiences, beliefs, and lifestyles of modern America's Pagan groups.

American Spiritualities

A Reader

Author: Catherine L. Albanese

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253214324

Category: Social Science

Page: 530

View: 8446

American Spiritualities A Reader Edited by Catherine L. Albanese Readings that explore approaches to American spirituality, past and present. This reader explores current interest in spirituality in the United States. It traces the concept and presence of spirituality in the nation's past and explains the strong attraction to spiritual themes in the present, with attention to questions of definition, historical usage, and connection to religion. Twenty-seven selections pursue the difference and diversity among Americans in terms of their spiritual styles, here understood as modes of experiential knowledge. Catherine L. Albanese has organized these selections to reflect four approaches to spirituality: knowing through the body, or ritual-based spiritualities; knowing through the heart, or evangelical and emotionally toned spiritualities; knowing through the will, or prophetic and social-action spiritualities; and knowing through the mind, or metaphysically oriented spiritualities. Taken together, these essays make the argument that the spiritual is human-made, essentially religious, and surely not the same at all American times and places. The anthology includes selections by Catherine L. Albanese, Janet and Robert Aldridge, Daniel Berrigan, Joseph Epes Brown, Charles W. Colson, Annie Dillard, Virgilio Elizondo, Tamar Frankiel, Emma Goldman, Charles E. Hambrick-Stowe, B. K. S. Iyengar, Curtis D. Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Chen Kung, Jerena Lee, Shirley MacLaine, Aimee Semple McPherson, Thomas Merton, Carry A. Nation, E. Burke Rochford, Jr., Jerry Rubin, Molly Rush, Starhawk, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Trine, Joachim Wach, B. Alan Wallace, Steven Wilhelm, and Dhyani Ywahoo. Catherine L. Albanese is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of the widely used textbook America: Religions and Religion, now in its third edition, and of numerous other articles and books, including Nature Religion in America: From the Algonkian Indians to the New Age. Albanese is a former president of the American Academy of Religion. April 2001 552 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4, bibl., index cloth 0-253-33839-5 $65.00 L / £50.00 paper 0-253-21432-7 $27.50 s / £21.00 Contents Acknowledgments Introduction Part One: Knowing through the Body: The Path of Ritual 1. "Ritual Sites in the Narrative of American Religion"/Tamar Frankiel 2. "The Ordinances of Public Worship"/Charles E. Hambrick-Stowe 3. "Popular Religion as the Core of Cultural Identity Based on the Mexican American Experience in the United States"/Virgilio Elizondo 4. "Thought, Speech, Action: Rhythms of Jewish Life"/Tamar Frankiel 5. "Wiwanyag Wachipi: The Sun Dance"/Joseph Epes Brown, ed. 6. "The Coven"/Starhawk Part Two: Knowing through the Heart: The Path of Feeling and Emotion 7. "The Second Birth"/Curtis D. Johnson 8. "The Life and Religious Experience of Jarena Lee"/Jarena Lee 9. "Girlhood and Salvation and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit"/Aimee Semple McPherson, 10. "An Unforgettable Night"/Charles W. Colson 11. "est"/Jerry Rubin, 12. "Surrendering to Krishna: Devi's Story"/E. Burke Rochford, Jr. Part Three: Knowing through the Will: The Path of Prophecy and Social Action 13. "The Reformer" and "The Prophet"/Joachim Wach 14. "Resistance to Civil Government"/Henry David Thoreau 15. "The Divine Call"/Carry A. Nation 16. Living My Life (excerpt)/Emma Goldman 17. "Letter from Birmingham Jail"/Martin Luther King, Jr. 18. Testimonies/Janet and Robert Aldridge, Molly Rush, and Daniel Berrigan Part Four: Knowing through the Mind: The Path of Metaphysics 19. "The Subtle Energies of Spirit: Explorations in Metaphysical and New Age Spirituality"/Catherine L. Albanese 20. "Fullness of Life Bodily Health and Vigor"/Ralph Waldo Trine 21. "The Gift of Understanding" a


Author: Walter Brown Gibson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780448021829

Category: Witchcraft

Page: 149

View: 931

Dancing Under an African Moon

Paganism and Wicca in South Africa

Author: Donna Darkwolf Vos

Publisher: Struik Pub

ISBN: 9781868726530

Category: Religion

Page: 231

View: 6615

Paganism is one of the fastest-growing belief systems in the world, and books on the topic are literally flying off the shelves. But these books, written by European and North American authors, are for northern hemisphere readers; in the southern hemisphere the seasons--which form the basis of Pagan practice--are the other way around. In this book, Donna Vos explains Pagan practice in the context of Southern Africa and the southern hemisphere. She addresses issues that are of interest to Pagans and non-Pagans alike: definitions of Paganism and Wicca; the historical origins of Paganism; the link between Paganism and traditional African beliefs; and the opposition between Paganism and Satanism. There are also interviews with practicing Pagans, who outline their beliefs and practices, and respond to the myths that have led to discrimination against them. This is an insightful book about a largely misunderstood religion.

Twentieth-century American literature

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: 9780877548027

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 2970

Excerpts from interviews, and reviews discuss the life and works of American authors from the early twentieth century to the present

A Cast-Off Coven

A Witchcraft Mystery

Author: Juliet Blackwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101187982

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3748

San Francisco vintage clothing store owner Lily Ivory must put her more magical abilities to good use in this mystery in the New York Times bestselling Witchcraft series. When some students get spooked at the San Francisco School of Fine Arts, Lily Ivory is called in to search for possible paranormal activity. In exchange for her help, she’s been promised a trunk full of Victorian era clothes recently discovered in a school storage closet. What she finds at the foot of the stairs leading to the bell tower is a body—a wealthy patron of the school who has been murdered. She uses her sleuthing skills in between running the store and seeing her new boyfriend, Max, a “mythbuster” uncomfortable with her witchcraft. Soon Lily senses something from the school’s vintage clothes. But it’s not the smell of mothballs—it’s the unmistakable aura of evil intent...

The Columbia Documentary History of Religion in America Since 1945

Author: Paul Harvey,Philip Goff

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510365

Category: History

Page: 584

View: 3846

Of late, religion seems to be everywhere, suffusing U.S. politics and popular culture and acting as both a unifying and a divisive force. This collection of manifestos, Supreme Court decisions, congressional testimonies, speeches, articles, book excerpts, pastoral letters, interviews, song lyrics, memoirs, and poems reflects the vitality, diversity, and changing nature of religious belief and practice in American public and private life over the last half century. Encompassing a range of perspectives, this book illustrates the ways in which individuals from all along the religious and political spectrum have engaged religion and viewed it as a crucial aspect of society. The anthology begins with documents that reflect the close relationship of religion, especially mainline Protestantism, to essential ideas undergirding Cold War America. Covering both the center and the margins of American religious life, this volume devotes extended attention to how issues of politics, race, gender, and sexuality have influenced the religious mainstream. A series of documents reflects the role of religion and theology in the civil rights, feminist, and gay rights movements as well as in conservative responses. Issues regarding religion and contemporary American culture are explored in documents about the rise of the evangelical movement and the religious right; the impact of "new" (post-1965) immigrant communities on the religious landscape; the popularity of alternative, New Age, and non-Western beliefs; and the relationship between religion and popular culture. The editors conclude with selections exploring major themes of American religious life at the millennium, including both conservative and New Age millennialism, as well as excerpts that speculate on the future of religion in the United States. The documents are grouped by theme into nine chapters and arranged chronologically therein. Each chapter features an extensive introduction providing context for and analysis of the critical issues raised by the primary sources.

Modern Witchcraft

Author: Frank Smyth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780060870386

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 8798

Wie entsteht der Eindruck von "Horror" in der Fernsehserie "American Horror Story"?

Analyse einer ausgewählten Sequenz

Author: Merle Schwartz

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668311994

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 37

View: 8618

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2015 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Film und Fernsehen, Note: 1,0, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (Institut für Germanistische und Allgemeine Literaturwissenschaft der RWTH Aachen), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: „American Horror Story“ ist ein Titel, der bereits verrät, welches Genre den Zuschauer erwartet. Doch was genau bedeutet „Horror“ und wie lässt das die Serie zur „Horror Story“ werden? Welche Techniken tragen dazu bei, dass beim Zuschauer der Eindruck einer Horrorgeschichte entsteht? Um diese Fragen zu beantworten, soll in der folgenden Arbeit herausgestellt werden, was „Horror“ überhaupt bedeutet und welche Umsetzungstechniken in der Serie „American Horror Story“ angewendet werden, sodass beim Zuschauer der Eindruck von Horror entsteht. Außerdem soll deutlich gemacht werden, welche klassischen Vorstellungen von Horror, die auch in anderen Horrorfilmen genutzt werden, wiederzufinden sind. Als Grundlage der Analyse dient eine Sequenz der ersten Folge der dritten Staffel „American Horror Story: Coven“. Diese rund dreiminütige Sequenz wurde ausgewählt, da sie eine wichtige Rolle für die ganze Staffel spielt. Der Haupthandlungsort sowie einige Hauptdarsteller werden eingeführt und der Zuschauer bekommt einen ersten Einblick in die Welt der Hexen, um die sich die Staffel dreht. Die vier Staffeln der Serie sind zwar lokal und inhaltlich unabhängig voneinander, aber teilweise sind die gleichen Darsteller in unterschiedlichen Rollen zu sehen. Daher kommt der ersten Episode jeder Staffel die besondere Aufgabe zu, die jeweiligen Charaktere zu präsentieren. Dem Zuschauer muss verdeutlicht werden, dass er eine inhaltlich völlig neue Staffel der Serie sehen wird und keine Fortsetzung einer bisherigen Staffel. Außerdem muss die erste Folge das Zuschauerinteresse wecken, sodass dieser auch den Rest der Staffel interessiert verfolgt. Bei einer Serie, deren Titel bereits die Erwartungen des Zuschauers nach „Horror“ anregt, spielt daher die erste Folge eine große Rolle. Dem Zuschauer muss gezeigt werden, dass ihn wirklich eine „Horror Story“ erwartet. Daher sollen in der folgenden Analyse die den Eindruck des Horrors erzeugenden Elemente untersucht werden. Um diese Elemente analysieren zu können, wird mit Hilfe des zuvor erstellten Einstellungsprotokolls eine Sequenz analysiert. Die oben genannten Fragestellungen werden untersucht, indem die Kategorien Kamera (Einstellungsgröße, Perspektive und Kamerabewegung), Ton (Geräusche und Musik), Dialoge, Handlung, Licht und Farbe sowie sonstige Auffälligkeiten dargestellt und zueinander in Beziehung gesetzt werden.

Sweden & America

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Swedish Americans

Page: N.A

View: 9239

Wicca Covens

How to Start and Organize Your Own

Author: Judy Harrow

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806520353

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 284

View: 6791

A wiccan high priestess with a master's degree in counseling offers real-life case studies and examples of what has worked--and what hasn't--in forming a coven.