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Witchcraft is the most popular of the alternative religions, a growing movement with several million followers in the U.S. alone. Just consider the abundance of television shows with witch characters and Pagan themes, including the top-rated programs Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Xena: Warrior Princess, Charmed, and Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. With the advent of Internet technology, a once-isolated community is finding new ways to make connections. In Witchcraft and the Web, M. Macha NightMare, a practising witch for 30 years, takes an unconventional look at the cultural effects of the Internet on contemporary Witchcraft. Her new book touches on topics relevant to the modern Witch: weaving a new web for the ancient/future religion of Witchcraft; manipulating energy via electronic communications; accessing intuition in cyberspace; and finding and creating "sacred space" online. Taking up the threads of tradition and technology, M. Macha NightMare weaves a new version of the multi-hued tapestry that is Witch-craft in the 21st Century.
Author Biography: M. Macha Nightmare is a well-known national figure in the American Witchcraft scene and on the Web. She is the co-author, with Starhawk, of The Pagan Book of Living and Dying. She holds elder and ministerial credentials through the Covenant of Goddesses, the oldest and largest interdenominational organization of Witches in the U.S. since 1981. Her writing has appeared in a number of Pagan publications.
|Product dimensions:||6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.70(d)|
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||People of the Web||29|
|Chapter 2||Following Threads: Ways of Learning||63|
|Chapter 3||Spinning the Threads: Networking||95|
|Chapter 4||Enlivening the Filaments: Deity and "Theisms"||147|
|Chapter 5||Who Holds the Shuttle?||167|
|Chapter 6||Gathering and Weaving Many Threads||187|
|Chapter 7||Adding Color and Texture||221|
|Conclusion: Broadening and Coloring the Tapestry||241|
|Glossary of Witchen Terminology||249|