Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Witches’ initiation—A feminist cultural therapeutic?

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter describes a particular ritual in Reclaiming, namely the infamous rite of Initiation, and discusses how this rite essentially is perceived as &t;sacred work&t; to help remould the isolated &t;I&t; into a new becoming. The ritual process attempts at destabilizing the Western theory of subjectivity as alienation and never-successful re-connection. As such, it rehearses a performative structure of sociability that intrinsically is non-sacrificial, thus welcoming the perception of the smallest feast possible as the conscious meeting and greeting between two. The chapter then discusses how a feminist version of contemporary, neopagan Witchcraft can add to the gendered field of religion and the environment as well as to feminist ritualizing in general precisely by reworking the concept and practice of initiation.

Keywords: feminist; neopagan Witchcraft

10.1163/ej.9789004163737.i-650.100
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004163737.i-650.100
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Handbook of Contemporary Paganism — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation