Feminitate si ocultism/ Femininity and Occultism

Mihaela Frunza

Abstract


This paper attempts to critically discuss and situate the phenomena of contemporary witchcraft (both the Wicca tradition and the feminist one). Contemporary Anglo-Saxon witchcraft is one of the components of “mystic-esoteric nebulousness”. It has a particular status both among contemporary practices of witchcraft and among women-dominated religions. Among recent philosophical trends, it has affinities with ecofeminism and neopaganism. Along this line, its roots seem to indicate a connection with the ancient beliefs that characterized the matriarchal civilization of Old Europe. Finally, contemporary witchcraft finds itself well integrated in the framework of the New Age movement.

Keywords


witchcraft, religious movement, syncretism, ecofeminism, neopaganism, New Age

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