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Book: The Spider Dance

Chapter: Il Matto / The Fool

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.40111


This chapter presents the fieldwork, informants, and the research methods used through the description of a particular ethnographic moment that proved to be central in the fieldwork experience: the author's first Tarot reading. It describes many of the most common beliefs and practices of Pagan, Wiccan, and New Age spiritualities that trhe author encountered during the fieldwork, representing a sort of “introduction” to New Age and Neopagan spiritualities.

Chapter Contributors

  • Giovanna Parmigiani ([email protected] - giovannaparmigiani) 'Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University'