>About Adler's _Drawing Down the Moon_ (which I am working my way through
>and which I find to be quite comprehensive), is there no work that is
>more recent? Most of Adler's book covers the 1970s and into the 1980s,
>but I believe its pub date is more than 10 years ago--and that's for the
>second, expanded edition, so a lot of this information is now out of date
>in terms of who's doing what and where. Anybody know of newer sources?
>University of Maryland University College
>College Park, Maryland, USA
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Another classic work that is often recommended to those seeking an
introduction to Wicca is Starhawk's Spiral Dance. I'm afraid its about as
old as DDtM, although a new edition came out not long ago with some updates.
I'm not aware of any more recent survey-type studies, but if you really
want current information, you might try periodicals, such as Green Egg.
It's not specifically Wiccan, more generally pagan (as is DDtM). Green Egg
usually has ads from various groups, so you could write to them directly for
I would also like to point out (since this is a Celtic list) that although
many Wiccan groups incorporate some Celtic elements in their practice, Wicca
is a recent invention (this century). It is not the continuation of an
ancient Celtic tradition, or even usually an attempt at recreation. I do
not mean to imply that there's anything wrong with this. I just think it's
important to distinguish historical recreation and tradition from later
inventions. Paganism, is of course very old, but Wicca is a modern variant.
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