Triumph of the Moon - Ronald Hutton
This work is the first full-scale scholarly study of modern pagan witchcraft. Since its publication it has become an instant classic. Hutton examines the nature of that religion and its development, and offers a microhistory of attitudes to paganism, witchcraft, and magic in British society since 1800. We also find some of the leading of figures of English literature, from the Romantic poets to W.B. Yeats, D.H. Lawrence, and Robert Graves, as well as the main personalities who have represented pagan witchcraft to the world since 1950. Essential reading for all who care about the cultural history of modern paganism and Wicca.
Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2001. Paperback, 486 pages. New.