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Wicca Today - Changes, Evolutions and Practicalities

An Informal Lecture with Anecdotes and Q&A with Christina Oakley Harrington

Solitary witchcraft, or 'Wicca for One', is a branch and outgrowth of initiatory Wicca, a path which really has come into its own over the past 20 years. This talk opens up the Wicca religion's deities, rituals, ethics, magic, worship, and some particular challenges. Christina will elucidate some of the more unusual features of Wicca, those parts of it that challenges common assumptions about the very word 'religion': What is divinity in Wicca? What is it to worship? What is the nature of the body, and what are attitudes to sexuality? What does priesthood mean in Wicca? After the talk there will be an period for questions and answers, so do bring all your queries and 'I-always-wondered' thoughts. Whether your interest is academic, curious, or if you are a Wiccan yourself - you are warmly welcome.

Christina Oakley Harrington speaker has been a Wiccan for almost 20 years, and has worked as a solitary as well as in the initiatory tradition. In the early 1990s she edited Pagan Dawn, the journal of the Pagan Federation, and is occasionally involved in interfaith meetings. She has a doctorate in history, and has lectured in medieval religious history and in the history of belief; for a while she even taught church history to trainee Roman Catholic priests.

This talk is presented in response to popular request. Places limited.


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Date and Time:

5 January 2009 at 7:15 pm


2 hours



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