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Walking Widdershins

Issue: Vol 17 No. 1-2 (2015)

Journal: Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies

Subject Areas: Religious Studies

DOI: 10.1558/pome.v17i1-2.27635


This article covers the author’s academic career from part-time “freeway flyer” to Academic Dean at Cherry Hill Seminary. Introduced to contemporary Witchcraft by one of her college students before anything called Pagan Studies existed, Griffin was one of the very first to publish fieldwork on the topic in an academic journal. Here she explores the challenges, where she found support for her work, and the key circumstances and choices that allowed her a measure of success.

Author: Wendy Griffin

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Griffin, Wendy. 1995. "The Embodied Goddess: Feminist Witchcraft and Female Divinity." Sociology of Religion, Vol. 56, No. 1. 35 49.

- - - - - - - - - 2011. “Finding My Religion.”, available June 24, 2015.

- - - - - - - - - -. 2014. “The Land Within,” In Sacred Lands and Spiritual Landscapes. Wendy Griffin, Editor. Tucson: ADF Publishing.

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