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Feminist Witchcraft


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Some argue that all feminists are witches by default and mean it as a compliment. Cristen and Caroline explore the not-so-spooky relationship between feminism, witchcraft and modern-day Wicca.

Episode Sources:

"The Scholars and the Goddess" http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2001/01/the-scholars-and-the-goddess/305910/

"The Works of Margaret Murray" http://www.sacred-texts.com/pag/murray.htm

"'Wicked' history: Historian traces musical's theme to Central New York suffragist Matilda Joslyn Gage" http://www.matildajoslyngage.org/gage-home/baumoz-family-room/writings-about-oz/wicked-history/

"W.I.T.C.H. - The Women's International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell" http://www.jofreeman.com/photos/witch.html

"Is the Goddess Movement the new women's lib?" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carolyn-ziel/is-the-goddess-movement-t_b_912765.html

Academic Insights:

"Introducing Thealogy: Discourse on the Goddess." Melissa Raphael. A&C Black. Dec. 31, 1998. https://books.google.com/books/about/Introducing_Thealogy.html?id=TMfhaRCJ79kC

"The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess: 20th Anniversary Edition." Starhawk. Harper Collins. 1999. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0062516329/theatlanticmonthA/

"The Life of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman's Work in Archaeology." Kathleen L. Sheppard. Lexington Books. 2013. https://books.google.com/books?id=KWYSAAAAQBAJ&pg=PR21&lpg=PR21&dq=The+Life+of+Margaret+Alice+Murray:+A+Woman%E2%80%99s+Work+in+Archaeology&source=bl&ots=tdoclWr2Wd&sig=T1zSjugJRM0RsdjfAaBe44giCCU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CDcQ6AEwBGoVChMIrJD23ajgyAIVxC2ICh1fdwBG#v=onepage&q=The%20Life%20of%20Margaret%20Alice%20Murray%3A%20A%20Woman%E2%80%99s%20Work%20in%20Archaeology&f=false

"Matilda Joslyn Gage: A Nineteenth-Century Women's Rights Historian Looks at Witchcraft." Mary E. Corey. OAH Magazine of History. Vol. 17, No. 4. Pages 51-53. July 2003. http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ672253

"Wicca, Witchcraft and the Goddess Revival: An Examination of the Growth of Wicca in Post-war America." Caroline Ball. http://www.academia.edu/834962/Wicca_Witchcraft_and_the_Goddess_Revival_an_examination_of_the_growth_of_Wicca_in_post-war_America

"Witchcraft and Women: A Historiography of Witchcraft as Gender History." Kayla Theresa Natrella. https://www.binghamton.edu/history/resources/journal-of-history/k-natrella.pdf

"Women Writers and the Occult in Literature and Culture: Female Lucifers, Priestesses and Witches." Miriam Wallraven. Routledge. June 5, 2015. https://books.google.com/books?id=hk_LCQAAQBAJ&dq=19th+century+occult+matriarchies&source=gbs_navlinks_s

"Introduction to Pagan Studies." Barbara Jane Davy. Rowman Altamira. 2007. https://books.google.com/books?id=C3HjVG3n38EC&dq=matilda+gage+9+million+killed+witches&source=gbs_navlinks_s

"The New Victorians: A Young Woman's Challenge to Old Feminist Order." Rene Denfeld. Grand Central Publishing. Sept. 26, 2009. https://books.google.com/books?id=g0xZenCvYcoC&dq=gloria+steinem+goddess+wicca&source=gbs_navlinks_s

Topics in this Podcast: history, feminism, witchcraft, witches, religion


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