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Journal Cover Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft
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  • Witchcraft, Possession, and the Unmaking of Women and Men: A
           Late-Sixteenth-Century English Case Study
    • Abstract: It is well known that the overwhelming majority of those accused and executed for witchcraft in early modern England were women. The gender bias visible here was due in part to widespread cultural views of the humoral differences between men’s and women’s bodies that were believed to explain the sexes’ different capacities for intellect, reason, and the moderation of passions.1 Women, with their leaky and permeable bodies, sharp tongues, and ambitious discontent, were believed to be more susceptible to spectral interference and more likely to seek power to harm others. These same capacities also provided both the purported cause of and justification for the patriarchal rule of fathers over families and ... Read More
      Keywords: Witchcraft; Demoniac possession; Masculinity; Art, Spanish; Halloween; Shapeshifting; Witches; Goddess religion; Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp; Ireland; Superstition; Franciscans; English literature; Magic shows; Imagination
      PubDate: 2017-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Demonic Possession in the Enlightenment: Goya’s Flying Witches
    • Abstract: Supernatural and fantastic works hold a significant place in Francisco Goya’s oeuvre, yet their meaning is often open to debate.1 Works such as the Caprichos series (1799) and the so-called “Black Paintings” (1819–23, Museo del Prado) have been interpreted in various ways: as autobiographical records of a mental condition, artistic inventions, political, religious, and social satires, and examples of the proclivity toward the irrational in the Age of Reason. These works often perplex viewers not only on symbolic and satirical levels but also on the more elementary level of subject matter and narrative. Among Goya’s enigmatic works is Flying Witches (Fig. 1), one of six cabinet pictures of witchcraft (each is ... Read More
      Keywords: Witchcraft; Demoniac possession; Masculinity; Art, Spanish; Halloween; Shapeshifting; Witches; Goddess religion; Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp; Ireland; Superstition; Franciscans; English literature; Magic shows; Imagination
      PubDate: 2017-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Halloween Bruja: On the Magical Efficacy of Stereotypical Iconic Witches
    • Abstract: Shapeshifting, or the ability to change one’s external appearance at will for magical purposes, is one of the recognized abilities assigned to witches of all times and places. Crosscultural myths, folk stories, and witch-hunt testimonies attest in a variety of different cultural contexts to the multivalent symbol-ogy packed into this eerie feature of witches: female witches and sorcerers may morph into cats and birds, and by the same token, some cats and birds may turn out to be witches in disguise. A very old brujo named Tonio, whom I met in Puerto Rico in 1995 at the beginning of my fieldwork, told me at the end of our first conversation that he would like to help me, but now “soy pájaro con el ala cortá” ... Read More
      Keywords: Witchcraft; Demoniac possession; Masculinity; Art, Spanish; Halloween; Shapeshifting; Witches; Goddess religion; Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp; Ireland; Superstition; Franciscans; English literature; Magic shows; Imagination
      PubDate: 2017-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Invoking Hecate at the Women’s Peace Camp: The Presence of Goddess
           Spirituality and Dianic Witchcraft at Greenham Common in the 1980s
    • Abstract: Greenham Common was a British military airbase that was used by the United States Air Force during the Cold War period. In September 1981, a peace camp was established near the camp’s entrance in protest of the decision to place American nuclear cruise missiles within it as a deterrent against the Soviet Union. The peace camp—which quickly became a “women-only” space—was the scene of large-scale radical feminist protest activities and was finally disbanded in the year 2000, a decade after the removal of the nuclear weapons from the base following the collapse of the Soviet Union. While the influence of radical and cultural feminisms on the women who lived at the peace camp and assembled there for ... Read More
      Keywords: Witchcraft; Demoniac possession; Masculinity; Art, Spanish; Halloween; Shapeshifting; Witches; Goddess religion; Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp; Ireland; Superstition; Franciscans; English literature; Magic shows; Imagination
      PubDate: 2017-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “Postmodernist, Deconstruct Thyself”: A Response to Michael
           Ostling’s “Babyfat and Belladonna: Witches’ Ointment and the
           Contestation of Reality”
    • Abstract: In his article “Babyfat and Belladonna: Witches’ Ointment and the Contestation of Reality” Michael Ostling makes a radical claim, that neither babyfat nor belladonna “was ever used by any early modern accused witch” because, he asserts, as far as we can tell, no “accused witches” tried “to fly (bodily or in trance) with the help of an ointment.”1 He places the learned early modern discussion of hallucinogenic witch ointments in the context of the debate over whether witches flew bodily or only in their imaginations, in the process dismissing both the eyewitness accounts and the recipes contained in several early modern works as literary borrowings from ancient sources or previous authors or ... Read More
      Keywords: Witchcraft; Demoniac possession; Masculinity; Art, Spanish; Halloween; Shapeshifting; Witches; Goddess religion; Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp; Ireland; Superstition; Franciscans; English literature; Magic shows; Imagination
      PubDate: 2017-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Daughters of Hecate: Women and Magic in the Ancient World ed. by Kimberly
           B. Stratton and Dayna S. Kalleres (review)
    • Abstract: In 1961 the Spanish anthropologist Julio Caro Baroja, inspired by the survival of local beliefs in witchcraft and magic in his own homeland—the Basque Country, Spain—published Las brujas y su mundo (English trans. The World of the Witches, London, 1964). Caro Baroja wanted to analyze the continuity and change of an archetype transmitted since Homer to the last witch trials in Europe, although, he reckoned, the history of Hecate’s offspring was more a history of those who considered themselves affected by their alleged powers than a history of the witches themselves. In his view, the world of the witches was a social construct that constantly adapted previous cultural stereotypes to each new historical ... Read More
      Keywords: Witchcraft; Demoniac possession; Masculinity; Art, Spanish; Halloween; Shapeshifting; Witches; Goddess religion; Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp; Ireland; Superstition; Franciscans; English literature; Magic shows; Imagination
      PubDate: 2017-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Archaeology of Caves in Ireland by Marion Dowd (review)
    • Abstract: What a wonderful book! If your interests lie in prehistoric beliefs; sacred landscape; caves; or Gaelic, Catholic, and Christian impact on native belief systems, then put this book at the top of your reading list. Here is a whole book that documents that the primary use of Ireland’s caves from ten thousand years ago until the early medieval period was for ritual, often involving human skeletal elements and votive offerings. Even after the coming of Christianity, caves were used as theaters for ritual and other ways as well. The range of uses uncovered continues today, but is less often encountered. Dowd begins her exceedingly original research and grand overview with several chapters related to ... Read More
      Keywords: Witchcraft; Demoniac possession; Masculinity; Art, Spanish; Halloween; Shapeshifting; Witches; Goddess religion; Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp; Ireland; Superstition; Franciscans; English literature; Magic shows; Imagination
      PubDate: 2017-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Fearful Spirits, Reasoned Follies: The Boundaries of Superstition in Late
           Medieval Europe by Michael D. Bailey (review)
    • Abstract: Michael Bailey’s distinguished body of scholarship on medieval magic, superstition, heresy, and witchcraft makes him, like the academics whose works feature in this study, an expert boundary crosser. Fearful Spirits, Reasoned Follies is a culmination of Bailey’s previous interdisciplinary work, all challenging a long accepted, but now untenable, narrative of progressive rationalism toward a disenchanted modernity termed “Enlightenment.” Instead, Bailey offers the dynamic debates of theologians, exegetes, and pastoral writers about what constituted superstition, rooted as we might expect in auctoritas, yet inflected by the individual authors, audiences, and historical contexts (such as the Great Schism) that ... Read More
      Keywords: Witchcraft; Demoniac possession; Masculinity; Art, Spanish; Halloween; Shapeshifting; Witches; Goddess religion; Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp; Ireland; Superstition; Franciscans; English literature; Magic shows; Imagination
      PubDate: 2017-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Witchcraft, Superstition, and Observant Franciscan Preachers: Pastoral
           Approach and Intellectual Debate in Renaissance Milan by Fabrizio Conti
           (review)
    • Abstract: Fabrizio Conti’s book brings to light a hitherto unknown aspect of the intellectual genesis of the European witch hunt, namely the contribution of a group of preachers belonging to the Observant branch of the Franciscan order and all based at the Milanese convent of Sant’Angelo between the mid-1400s and the first twenty years of the 1500s. During these decades, while witchcraft prosecutions were reaching very high levels in several parts of Europe including the Italian northern regions, a series of tracts, mostly the work of Dominican inquisitors, argued that witches were the members of a new heretical sect, led in person by the devil to the perdition of Christendom, and that only by exterminating such ... Read More
      Keywords: Witchcraft; Demoniac possession; Masculinity; Art, Spanish; Halloween; Shapeshifting; Witches; Goddess religion; Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp; Ireland; Superstition; Franciscans; English literature; Magic shows; Imagination
      PubDate: 2017-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Romanticism, Medicine and the Natural Supernatural: Transcendent Vision
           and Bodily Spectres, 1789–1852 by Gavin Budge (review)
    • Abstract: Riding the wave of critical interest in spectrality following Derrida’s Specters of Marx (2003), Gavin Budge begins his study of the “spectral aspects” of nineteenth-century literature with the observation that “the majority of nineteenth-century books about spectres and related topics are by doctors” (1). Accordingly, Budge situates Romanticism’s much discussed interest in visionary experience—including religious visions, apparitions, and drug-induced hallucinations—within medical discourses of the period from 1789 to 1852. More specifically, Budge recovers the widespread cultural currency of John Brown’s medical theories, which understood all disease as a product of either excessive stimulation (asthenia) ... Read More
      Keywords: Witchcraft; Demoniac possession; Masculinity; Art, Spanish; Halloween; Shapeshifting; Witches; Goddess religion; Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp; Ireland; Superstition; Franciscans; English literature; Magic shows; Imagination
      PubDate: 2017-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Conjuring Science: A History of Scientific Entertainment and Stage Magic
           in Modern France by Sofie Lachapelle (review)
    • Abstract: Focusing primarily on the ferment of Parisian popular culture from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century, Conjuring Science links the cresting popularity of entertainment magic, or conjuring, with the popularization and democratization of science. More specifically, Lachapelle examines how French conjurers carved out cultural associations with science, strategically managing sometimes conflicting intertextual relationships with scientific lectures, experiments, and demonstrations, on the one hand, and with pseudo-scientific performances and occult rituals, on the other. She argues that conjurers’ willingness to embrace scientific marvels led them to become among the earliest adopters and ... Read More
      Keywords: Witchcraft; Demoniac possession; Masculinity; Art, Spanish; Halloween; Shapeshifting; Witches; Goddess religion; Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp; Ireland; Superstition; Franciscans; English literature; Magic shows; Imagination
      PubDate: 2017-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Disknowledge: Literature, Alchemy, and the End of Humanism in Renaissance
           England by Katherine Eggert (review)
    • Abstract: The theme of this ambitious, engaging, and occasionally frustrating book is twofold: persistent interest in the medieval science of alchemy during the early modern period and the deliberate literary use of that science, despite knowledge that it was false, by a wide range of Renaissance writers. Alchemy, according to Eggert, helped authors as diverse as John Donne, William Shakespeare, and Margaret Cavendish—to name only three of the very many mentioned here—to respond imaginatively to the challenges posed to humanism by the ideologies of Catholicism, Judaism, and early modern feminism. Eggert analyzes in a wide variety of Renaissance works something that she calls “disknowledge” (the neologism is hers), a ... Read More
      Keywords: Witchcraft; Demoniac possession; Masculinity; Art, Spanish; Halloween; Shapeshifting; Witches; Goddess religion; Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp; Ireland; Superstition; Franciscans; English literature; Magic shows; Imagination
      PubDate: 2017-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • American Possessions: Fighting Demons in the Contemporary United States by
           Sean McCloud (review)
    • Abstract: Scholarly work on globalizing Christianity in the last few decades has extended the exploration of the myriad ways that faith, practice, and modernity are mutually constitutive. With regard to conservative American Christianity, new research approaches have included scholarly attention to education, political economy, and social activism. Sean McCloud’s American Possessions contributes to this research through a comprehensive study of charismatic praxis around demon possession, and the “haunted imaginary” it engages. The ostensible focal subject of American Possessions is the practice of deliverance ministry, or spiritual warfare, within the charismatic Christian Third Wave movement. Within ... Read More
      Keywords: Witchcraft; Demoniac possession; Masculinity; Art, Spanish; Halloween; Shapeshifting; Witches; Goddess religion; Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp; Ireland; Superstition; Franciscans; English literature; Magic shows; Imagination
      PubDate: 2017-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Medieval Robots: Mechanism, Magic, Nature, and Art by E. R. Truitt
           (review)
    • Abstract: Spot is a 160-lb, four-legged robot, designed (so its makers, Boston Dynamics, claim) “for indoor and outdoor operation . . . electrically powered and hydraulically actuated, Spot has a sensor head that helps it navigate and negotiate rough terrain.” A video of Spot marching through a corporate of ce, gamboling up and down hill, cantering across a parking lot, and most memorably, being kicked by a technician in order to demonstrate the structure’s seemingly miraculous power of self-recuperation as it scrambles to remain upright, has generated thirteen million views on YouTube. Viewer comments in response to watching the uncanny mechanism being put through its paces are illuminating: “eerie . . . creepy . . . ... Read More
      Keywords: Witchcraft; Demoniac possession; Masculinity; Art, Spanish; Halloween; Shapeshifting; Witches; Goddess religion; Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp; Ireland; Superstition; Franciscans; English literature; Magic shows; Imagination
      PubDate: 2017-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Rewriting Magic: An Exegesis of the Visionary Autobiography of a
           Fourteenth-Century French Monk by Claire Fanger (review)
    • Abstract: Clare Fanger first made a name for herself in 1998 with the edited collection Conjuring Spirits: Texts and Traditions of Medieval Ritual Magic (The Penn State University Press). At that point, the sorts of practices and texts that Fanger and the other authors in that volume were studying were essentially unknown. Medieval ritual magic (as she then termed the nexus of practices discussed there) was largely understood through the condemnations of late medieval theologians; yet in Conjuring Spirits contributors discussed example after example of texts that demonstrated the breadth of medieval intellectual magic, and in the case of John of Morigny, that even offered a record of actual practice. With John of ... Read More
      Keywords: Witchcraft; Demoniac possession; Masculinity; Art, Spanish; Halloween; Shapeshifting; Witches; Goddess religion; Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp; Ireland; Superstition; Franciscans; English literature; Magic shows; Imagination
      PubDate: 2017-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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