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The Gods of the Witches: Divinity, Worship, Ritual and Transgression

The Wiccan understanding of divine and spiritual forces, how it transmits ideas of what is sacred and how it should be worshipped.

This talk is a sequel to that on 5th January. This time Christina Oakley Harrington turns to focus on the Wiccan understanding of the divine and spiritual forces, and how the tradition, including in the solitary path, transmits the ideas of what is sacred and how it should be worshipped. What are witches doing when they do a ritual, and what does a Wiccan ritual aim to do? What does it worship and how can it be both religious and magical simulaltaneously? The speaker asserts that Wicca's religious tenets are more challenging, perhaps even radical, than people realise nowadays. Tonight's talk reveals how, and what she thinks this can mean for society as well as for witches themselves.

Once again, there is ample time provided at the end for questions and discussion. This is a talk for people who are exploring Wicca as well as for those interested in comparative religion. This lecture can be attended as part of a pair, in conjunction with that of 5th January. It can also be attended on its own.


Professor Sarah Turner Christina Harrington | talks


Date and Time:

12 January 2009 at 7:15 pm


2 hours



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