My Publications and Presentations

Updated in February 2018. For a more extensive academic CV please see https://ucl.academia.edu/EthanDoyleWhite/CurriculumVitae.

Academic books:

Ethan Doyle White, 2016. Wicca: History, Belief, and Community in Modern Pagan Witchcraft. Brighton, Chicago, and Toronto: Sussex Academic Press.
Reviewed by: D. Barrett, Fortean Times FT341 (June 2016); A. E. Leykam, Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 53:10 (2016); N. Radulovic, Narodna umjetnost: Croatian Journal of Ethnology and Folklore Research 53.2 (2016), pp. 200–201; K. Rountree, Journal of Contemporary Religion 32:1 (2017), pp. 179-180; W. Griffin, Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 21:1 (2017), pp. 103–105; N. P. Boissière, Reading Religion (December 2017), http://readingreligion.org/books/wicca, and in French at Religiogiques (December 2017), http://www.religiologiques.uqam.ca/recen_2017/2017_EDoyleWhite.htm.

Edited volumes:

Shai Feraro and Ethan Doyle White (eds.), forthcoming. Magic and Witchery in the Modern West: Celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary of Ronald Hutton’s The Triumph of the Moon.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals:

Ethan Doyle White, 2017. “Northern Gods for Northern Folk: Racial Identity and Right-Wing Ideology among Britain’s Folkish Heathens.” Journal of Religion in Europe 10, no. 3, pp. 241–273. DOI: 10.1163/18748929-01003001.

Ethan Doyle White, 2016. “Old Stones, New Rites: Contemporary Pagan Interactions with the Medway Megaliths.” Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief, 12, no. 3, pp. 346–372. DOI: 10.1080/17432200.2016.1192152.

Ethan Doyle White, 2016. “The New Cultus of Antinous: Hadrian’s Deified Lover and Contemporary Queer Paganism.” Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 20, no. 1, pp. 32–59. DOI: 10.1525/novo.2016.20.1.32

Ethan Doyle White, 2016. “Theoretical, Terminological, and Taxonomic Trouble in the Academic Study of Contemporary Paganism: A Case for Reform.” The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 18, no. 1, pp. 31–59. DOI: 10.1558/pome.v18i1.28457.

Ethan Doyle White, 2016. “Lucifer Over Luxor: Archaeology, Egyptology, and Occultism in Kenneth Anger’s Magick Lantern Cycle.” Present Pasts 7, no. 1, pp. 1–10. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.5334/pp.73.

Ethan Doyle White, 2015. ““An’ it Harm None, Do What Ye Will”: A Historical Analysis of the Wiccan Rede.” Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft 10, no. 2, pp. 142–71. DOI: 10.1353/mrw.2015.0032.

Ethan Doyle White, 2014. “The Goddess Frig: Reassessing an Anglo-Saxon Deity.” Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural 3, no. 2, pp. 284–310. DOI: 10.5325/preternature.3.2.0284.

Ethan Doyle White, 2014. “Devil’s Stones and Midnight Rites: Megaliths, Folklore, and Contemporary Pagan Witchcraft.” Folklore 125, no. 1, pp. 60–79. DOI: 10.1080/0015587X.2013.860766.

Ethan Doyle White, 2013. “An Elusive Roebuck: Luciferianism and Paganism in Robert Cochrane’s Witchcraft.” Correspondences: An Online Journal for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism 1, no. 1, pp. 75–101.

Ethan Doyle White, 2012. “In Defense of Pagan Studies: A Response to Davidsen’s Critique.” The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 14, no. 1, pp. 5–21. DOI: 10.1558/pome.v14i1.5.

Ethan Doyle White, 2011. “Robert Cochrane and the Gardnerian Craft: Feuds, Secrets, and Mysteries in Contemporary British Witchcraft.” The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 13, no. 2, pp. 205–24. DOI: 10.1558/pome.v13i2.205.

Ethan Doyle White, 2010. “The Meaning of “Wicca”: A Study in Etymology, History and Pagan Politics.” The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 12, no. 2, pp. 185–207. DOI: 10.1558/pome.v12i2.185.

Chapters in edited volumes: 

* = peer reviewed

Shai Feraro and Ethan Doyle White, forthcoming. “Twenty Years On: An Introduction.” In Magic and Witchery in the Modern West: Celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary of Ronald Hutton’s The Triumph of the Moon, edited by Shai Feraro and Ethan Doyle White.

Ethan Doyle White, forthcoming. “Pursuing the Crooked Path: Andrew D. Chumbley and the Sabbatic Craft.” In Magic and Witchery in the Modern West: Celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary of Ronald Hutton’s The Triumph of the Moon, edited by Shai Feraro and Ethan Doyle White.

Ethan Doyle White, forthcoming. “Drawing Down the Moon: From Classical Greece to Modern Wicca.” In Fictional Practice: Magic, Narration, and the Power of Imagination, edited by Berndt-Christian Otto and Dirk Johannsen. Leiden: Brill.

Ethan Doyle White, forthcoming. “My People Call it the Dweller on the Threshold: Theosophy, Esotericism, and Occulture in the World of Twin Peaks.” In The Twin Peaks Phenomenon: Essays on a Show Both Wonderful and Strange, edited by Jenny Butler. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland.

Ethan Doyle White, forthcoming. “Around the Witches’ Circle: Exploring the Relationship between Wicca and Archaeological Sites.” In Archaeological Sites as Space for Modern Spiritual Practice, edited by Jutta Leskovar. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Ethan Doyle White, forthcoming. “Archaeology, Historicity, and Homosexuality in the New Cultus of Antinous: Perceptions of the Past in a Contemporary Pagan Religion.” In New Antiquities: Transformations of the Past in the New Age and Beyond, edited by Dylan Burns and Almut Barbara-Renger. Sheffield: Equinox.*

Ethan Doyle White, 2016. “Casting New Light on Wicca? The Role of Lucifer in Contemporary Pagan Witchcraft.” In The Luminous Stone: Lucifer in Western Esotericism, edited by Michael Howard and Daniel Schulke. Richmond Vista: Three Hands Press. 81–105.

Encyclopaedia and other entries:

Ethan Doyle White, forthcoming. “Why is the Past Such an Important Resource for Wiccans?” World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio.

Ethan Doyle White, forthcoming. “Paganism (contemporary).” In Brill Dictionary of Contemporary Esotericism, edited by Egil Asprem. Leiden: Brill.

Ethan Doyle White, forthcoming. “Wicca.” In Brill Dictionary of Contemporary Esotericism, edited by Egil Asprem. Leiden: Brill.

Ethan Doyle White, forthcoming. “Traditional Witchcraft.” In Brill Dictionary of Contemporary Esotericism, edited by Egil Asprem. Leiden: Brill.

Ethan Doyle White, forthcoming. “Pagan Federation.” In Brill Dictionary of Contemporary Esotericism, edited by Egil Asprem. Leiden: Brill.

Ethan Doyle White, forthcoming. “Doreen Valiente.” In Brill Dictionary of Contemporary Esotericism, edited by Egil Asprem. Leiden: Brill.

Ethan Doyle White, forthcoming. “Robert Cochrane.” In Brill Dictionary of Contemporary Esotericism, edited by Egil Asprem. Leiden: Brill.

Ethan Doyle White, forthcoming. “Alex and Maxine Sanders.” In Brill Dictionary of Contemporary Esotericism, edited by Egil Asprem. Leiden: Brill.

Ethan Doyle White, forthcoming. “Stewart and Janet Farrar.” In Brill Dictionary of Contemporary Esotericism, edited by Egil Asprem. Leiden: Brill.


Review articles:

Ethan Doyle White, 2017. “Sympathy for the Devil: A Review of Recent Publications in the Study of Satanism.” Correspondences: An Online Journal for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism 5, pp. 95–112.

Ethan Doyle White, 2014. “Britain’s Pagan Heritage: A Review of Ronald Hutton’s Pagan Britain and Marion Gibson’s Imagining the Pagan Past.” Journal of Religion & Society 16, pp. 1–16.


Exhibition reviews:

Ethan Doyle White, 2018. Review of “Harry Potter: History of Magic,” British Library. Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief.

Ethan Doyle White, 2012. Review of Sara Hannant, “Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids: A Journey Through the English Ritual Year,” Horniman Museum. The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 14, no. 2, pp. 304–08.

Book reviews:

Ethan Doyle White, forthcoming. Review of Michael York, Pagan Ethics: Paganism as a World Religion (Springer, 2016). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions.

Ethan Doyle White, forthcoming. Review of Adam Anczyk and Joanna Malita-Król, eds. Walking the Old Ways in a New World: Contemporary Paganism as Lived Religion (Sacrum, 2017). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions.

Ethan Doyle White, forthcoming. Review of Kathryn Rountree, ed. Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and Modern Paganism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions.

Ethan Doyle White, 2017. Review of Howard Williams, Joanne Kirton, and Meggan Gondek, eds. Early Medieval Stone Monuments: Materiality, Biography, Landscape (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2015). Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture, 10, no. 4, pp. 381–382.

Ethan Doyle White, 2017. Review of Stefanie von Schnurbein, Norse Revival: Transformations of Germanic Neopaganism (Brill, 2016). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 21, no. 1, pp. 109–110.

Ethan Doyle White, 2017. Review of Christopher D. Bader, Joseph O. Baker, and F. Carson Mencken, Paranormal America: Ghost Encounters, UFO Sightings, Bigfoot Hunts, and Other Curiosities in Religion and Culture, second ed. (New York University Press, 2017). Reading Religion. http://readingreligion.org/books/paranormal-america.

Ethan Doyle White, 2017. Review of Brian J. McVeigh, How Religion Evolved: Explaining the Living Dead, Talking Idols, and Mesmerizing Monuments (Transaction Publishers, 2016). Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture 10, no. 3, pp. 325–326.

Ethan Doyle White, 2017. Review of Kaarina Aitamurto, Paganism, Traditionalism, Nationalism: Narratives of Russian Rodnoverie (Routledge, 2016). Reading Religion, http://readingreligion.org/books/paganism-traditionalism-nationalism.

Ethan Doyle White, 2016. Review of Jean La Fontaine, Witches and Demons: A Comparative Perspective on Witchcraft and Satanism (Berghahn, 2016). The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 18, no. 2, pp. 245–247.

Ethan Doyle White, 2016. Review of Mika T. Lassander, Post-Materialist Religion: Pagan Identities and Value Change in Modern Europe (Bloomsbury, 2014). Religious Studies Review 42, no. 3, p. 189.

Ethan Doyle White, 2016. Review of Kathryn Rountree, ed. Contemporary Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Europe: Colonialist and Nationalist Impulses (Berghahn, 2015). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 20, no. 2, pp. 142–143.

Ethan Doyle White, 2016. Review of Michael D. J. Bintley and Thomas T. J. Williams, eds. Representing Beasts in Early Medieval England and Scandinavia (Boydell, 2015). Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture 9, no. 3, pp. 285–286.

Ethan Doyle White, 2016. Review of Philip Heselton, Doreen Valiente: Witch (The Doreen Valiente Foundation, 2016). The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 18, no. 1, pp. 108–111.

Ethan Doyle White, 2016. Review of Ceri Houlbrook and Natalie Armitage, eds., The Materiality of Magic: An Artefactual Investigation into Ritual Practices and Popular Beliefs (Oxbow, 2015). Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture. 9, no. 1, pp. 75–76.

Ethan Doyle White, 2016. Review of Kathleen Sheppard, The Life of Mary Alice Murray: A Woman’s Work in Archaeology (Lexington, 2013). Aries: Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism 16, no. 1, pp. 154–56.

Ethan Doyle White, 2015. Review of Murphy Pizza, Paganistan: Contemporary Pagan Community in Minnesota’s Twin Cities (Ashgate, 2014). Folklore 126, no. 3, pp. 368–369.

Ethan Doyle White, 2015. Review of Henrik Bogdan and James R. Lewis, eds., Sexuality and New Religious Movements (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 19, no. 2, pp. 124–25.

Ethan Doyle White, 2015. Review of Anders Andrén, Tracing Old Norse Cosmology: The World Tree, Middle Earth, and the Sun in Archaeological Perspectives (Nordic Academic Press, 2014). Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture 8, no. 2, pp. 219–20.

Ethan Doyle White, 2015. Review of Douglas Ezzy, Sex, Death and Witchcraft: A Contemporary Pagan Festival (Bloomsbury, 2014). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 18, no. 4, pp. 108–10.

Ethan Doyle White, 2015. Review of Mariya Lesiv, The Return of Ancestral Gods: Modern Ukrainian Paganism as an Alternative Vision for a Nation (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013). Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 5, no. 2, pp. 299–302.

Ethan Doyle White, 2015. Review of Henrik Bogdan and Gordan Djurdjevic, eds. Occultism in a Global Perspective (Acumen, 2013). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 18, no. 3, pp. 111–12.

Ethan Doyle White, 2014. Review of Per Faxneld and Jesper Aa. Petersen, eds. The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity (Oxford University Press, 2012). Correspondences: An Online Journal for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism 2, no. 2, pp. 215–37.

Ethan Doyle White, 2014. Review of Bron Taylor, ed. Avatar and Nature Spirituality (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 18, no. 2, pp. 119–20.

Ethan Doyle White, 2014. Review of Michael D. J. Bintley and Michael G. Shapland, eds. Trees and Timber in the Anglo-Saxon World (Oxford University Press, 2013). Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture 7, no. 3, pp. 323–24.

Ethan Doyle White, 2014. Review of Marco Pasi, Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics (Acumen, 2014). Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 5, no. 1, pp. 178–81.

Ethan Doyle White, 2014. Review of Peter Levenda, The Dark Lord: H. P. Lovecraft, Kenneth Grant and the Typhonian Tradition in Magic (Ibis, 2013). Beyond Borderlands: A Critical Journal of the Weird, Paranormal and Occult 1, pp. 5–6.

Ethan Doyle White, 2014. Review of Nevill Drury, ed. Pathways in Modern Western Magic (Concrescent Scholars Press, 2012). Correspondences: An Online Journal for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism 2, no. 1, pp. 115–18.

Ethan Doyle White, 2014. Review of Sarah Semple, Perceptions of the Prehistoric in Anglo-Saxon England: Religion, Ritual and Rulership in the Landscape (Oxford University Press, 2013). Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 24, no. 1, pp.1–3.

Ethan Doyle White, 2014. Review of Brian A. Smith and Alan A. Walker, Rock Art and Ritual: Mindscapes of Prehistory (Amberley, 2011). Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture 7, no. 1, pp. 98–101.

Ethan Doyle White, 2013. Review of Tobias Churton, Aleister Crowley: The Biography (Watkins, 2012) and Henrik Bogdan and Martin P. Starr, eds. Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism (Oxford University Press, 2012). The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 15, no. 1–2, pp. 305–12.

Ethan Doyle White, 2013. Review of Donna Weston and Andy Bennett, eds. Pop Pagans: Paganism and Popular Music (Acumen, 2013). The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 15, no. 1–2, pp. 285–88.

Ethan Doyle White, 2013. Review of Kaarina Aitamurto and Scott Simpson, eds. Modern Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Central and Eastern Europe (Acumen, 2013). Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 4, no. 2, pp. 282–86.

Ethan Doyle White, 2013. Review of Kathryn Rountree, eds. Archaeology of Spiritualities (Springer, 2012). Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 23, no. 1, pp. 1–4.

Ethan Doyle White, 2012. Review of Michael G. Lloyd, Bull of Heaven: The Mythic Life of Eddie Buczynski and the Rise of the New York Pagan (Asphodel Press, 2012). The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 14, no. 1, pp. 161–64.

Ethan Doyle White, 2012. Review of Philip Heselton, Witchfather: A Life of Gerald Gardner (Thoth, 2012). The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 14, no. 1, pp. 171–74.

Ethan Doyle White, 2011. Review of John of Monmouth with Gillian Spraggs and Shani Oates, Genuine Witchcraft is Explained: The Secret History of the Royal Windsor Coven and the Regency (Capall Bann, 2012). The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 13, no. 2, pp. 280–82.

Ethan Doyle White, 2011. Review of Michael Howard, Children of Cain: A Study of Modern Traditional Witches (Three Hands Press, 2011). The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 13, no. 2, pp. 274–76.

Ethan Doyle White, 2011. Review of Kerrian Godwin, ed. The Museum of Witchcraft: A Magical History (The Occult Art Company, 2011). The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 13, no. 1, pp. 106–08.

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