My Publications

Updated in July 2024. 


Academic Monographs

Forthcoming. Pale Hecate’s Offerings: Witchcraft in British Film and Television. London: Strange Attractor.

2024. The New Witches of the West: Tradition, Liberation, and Power. Elements in New Religious Movements. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2016. Wicca: History, Belief, and Community in Modern Pagan Witchcraft. Brighton, Chicago, and Toronto: Sussex Academic Press.


Books for a General Readership

2023. Pagans: The Visual Culture of Pagan Myths, Legends, and Rituals. London and New York: Thames and Hudson.

[Amended for the second print run; also published in French, Spanish, Latvian, Korean, and Japanese language editions]


Academic Edited Volumes

With Jonathan Woolley. Forthcoming. Modern Religious Druidry: Studies in Paganism, Celtic Heritage, and Nature Spirituality. Palgrave Studies in New Religions and Alternative Spiritualities. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

With Shai Feraro. 2019. Magic and Witchery in the Modern West: Celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary of Ronald Hutton’s The Triumph of the Moon. Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Forthcoming. “Saxon Sabbaths and Norman Witchery: High Magic’s Aid, Wicca, and the Medievalism of Gerald Gardner.” The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies.

2023. “A New God for a New Paganism: The Green Man in the Modern Pagan Milieu.” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 17, no. 2, pp. 201–227. DOI: 10.1558/jsrnc.20036.

2021. “She Comes from a Cursed Lineage:” Portrayals of Witchcraft, Wicca, and Satanism in The X-Files.” Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 12, no. 1, pp. 75–102. DOI:10.5840/asrr2021121678. 

2020. “Saxon Kent versus Roman London? Presenting Borderland Heritage at the Faesten Dic in Joyden’s Wood, Kent.” Offa’s Dyke Journal 2, pp. 81–102. DOI: 10.23914/odj.v2i0.272. Available open access.

2019. ““One Magical Movement from Kether to Malkuth”: Occultism in the Work of David Bowie.” Correspondences: Journal for the Study of Esotericism 7, no. 2, pp. 367–409. Available open access.

2019. “Christianity, Islam, and the UK Independence Party: Religion and British Identity in the Discourse of Right-Wing Populists.” Journal of Church and State 61, no. 1. DOI: 10.1093/jcs/csy082.

2018. “Between the Devil and the Old Gods: Exploring the Intersection between the Pagan and Satanic Milieus.” Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 9, no. 2, pp. 141–164. DOI: 10.5840/asrr201810950.

2018. “The Creation of “Traditional Witchcraft”: Pagans, Luciferians, and the Quest for Esoteric Legitimacy.” Aries: Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism 18, no. 2, pp. 188–216. DOI: 10.1163/15700593-01802002.

2017. “Archaeology, Historicity, and Homosexuality in the New Cultus of Antinous: Perceptions of the Past in a Contemporary Pagan Religion.” The International Journal for the Study of New Religions 8, no. 2, pp. 237–259. DOI: 10.1558/ijsnr.37618.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. Available open access.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. Available open access.

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.

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. 

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

Forthcoming. ““In the Halls of Valhalla, Where the Brave May Live Forever”: Depictions of Pre-Christian Religion in Cinematic Adaptations of Beowulf.” In Handbook of Contemporary Religion, Film and Television, edited by Carole Cusack and Venetia Robertson. Leiden: Brill.

Forthcoming. “Cutting the Mistletoe: An Introduction to Modern Religious Druidry.” In Modern Religious Druidry: Studies in Paganism, Celtic Heritage, and Nature Spirituality, edited by Ethan Doyle White and Jonathan Woolley. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Forthcoming. “The Cottingley Case in Modern Esoteric Fairy Literature.” In The Cottingley Fairies: New Approaches, edited by Simon Young. Pwca Books.

Forthcoming. “My People Call it the Dweller on the Threshold: Theosophy, Esotericism, and Occultism 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. 

Forthcoming. “Considering Chumbley in Context.” In Essays in Honor of Andrew D. Chumbley, edited by Daniel A. Schulke. Richmond Vista: Three Hands Press.

2023. “Bedecked in Ribbons and Bows: Dressed Trees as Markers of Heritage, Hope, and Faith in the Landscapes of Southern England.” In Folklore, People and Place: International Perspectives on Tourism and Tradition in Storied Places, edited by Rachael Ironside and Jack Hunter. London and New York: Routledge. 40–54.

2021. “Drawing Down the Moon: From Classical Greece to Modern Wicca?” In Fictional Practice: Magic, Narration, and the Power of Imagination, edited by Bernd-Christian Otto and Dirk Johannsen. Leiden and Boston: Brill. 222–243.

2021. “In Woden’s Shadow: Anglo-Saxonism, Paganism, and Politics in Modern England.” Studies in Medievalism XXX: Politics and Medievalism (Studies) II, edited by Karl Fugelso. Woodbridge: D. S. Brewer. 129–156.

With Shai Feraro. 2019. “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. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 1–19.

2019. “Navigating 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. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 197–222.

2019. “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. 127–148.

2018. “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. 184–196.

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.

 

Review Articles

2024. “Four Books on Modern Paganism.Reading Religionhttps://readingreligion.org/blog/four-books-on-modern-paganism/.

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. Available open access.

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.  


Encyclopaedia and Other Entries

Forthcoming. “Paganism (contemporary),” “Wicca,” “Traditional Witchcraft,” “Pagan Federation,” “Doreen Valiente,” “Robert Cochrane,” “Alex and Maxine Sanders,” “Stewart and Janet Farrar.”  In Brill Dictionary of Contemporary Esotericism, edited by Egil Asprem. Leiden: Brill.

Forthcoming. “Do Pagans Have Sacred Sites?,” “Is Paganism a Nature Religion?,” “Do Pagans Have Particular Political Views?,” “Are Satanism and Paganism the Same?” In Pagan Religions in Five Minutes, edited by Suzanne Owen and Angela Puca. Sheffield: Equinox.

Forthcoming. “Wicca and the Web.” In Media, Religion and Culture: An Introduction, second edition, by Jeffrey Mahan. Routledge.

Forthcoming. “Witchcraft.” Encyclopaedia Britannica

2024. Occultism.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/topic/occultism.

2024. Occult.” Encyclopaedia Britannicahttps://www.britannica.com/topic/occult. 

2024. “Esotericism.” Encyclopaedia Britannicahttps://www.britannica.com/topic/esotericism

2023. “Modern Paganism.” Encyclopaedia Britannicahttps://www.britannica.com/topic/modern-Paganism

2023. “Satanism.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Satanism

2023. “Heathenry.” Encyclopaedia Britannicahttps://www.britannica.com/topic/Heathenry

2023. “Paganism.” Encyclopaedia Britannicahttps://www.britannica.com/topic/paganism

2022. “Wicca.” Encyclopaedia Britannica.  https://www.britannica.com/topic/Wicca

2022. “Doreen Virtue. World Religions and Spirituality Projecthttps://wrldrels.org/2022/07/22/doreen-virtue/

2021. “Janet Farrar.” World Religions and Spirituality Project. https://wrldrels.org/2021/03/16/janet-farrar/.

2020. “Wicca as Witchcraft.” In The Witchcraft Reader, third edition, edited by Darren Oldridge. Abingdon: Routledge. [A revised version of a chapter in my 2016 book, Wicca.]  

2018. “The Minoan Brotherhood.” World Religions and Spirituality Project. https://wrldrels.org/2018/10/01/minoan-brotherhood/.

2018. “The New Cultus of Antinous.” World Religions and Spirituality Project. https://wrldrels.org/2018/06/19/the-new-cultus-of-antinous/.

2017. “Why is the Past Such an Important Resource for Wiccans?” World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio. 


Exhibition Reviews

2019. Review of “Spellbound: Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft,” Ashmolean Museum. Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief 15, no. 5, pp. 647–650.

2018. Review of “Harry Potter: History of Magic,” British Library. Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief 14, no. 2, pp. 282–284.

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

Forthcoming. Review of Samim Akgönül and Anne-Laure Zwilling, eds., Druidism, Tengrism, Taaraism: Current Reactivations of Ancient Spiritualities and Religions, from Identity to Politics (Transnational Press, 2024). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions.

Forthcoming. Review of Kimberly Kirner, American Druidry: Crafting the Wild Soul (Bloomsbury, 2024). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions.

Forthcoming. Review of Louis Bayman and K. J. Donnelly, eds., Folk Horror on Film: Return of the British Repressed (Manchester University Press, 2023). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions.

2024. Review of Jeremy Harte, Cloven Country: The Devil and the English Landscape (Reaktion Books, 2022). Folklore 135, no. 1, pp. 139–40.

2024. Review of Miranda Corcoran, Teen Witches: Witchcraft and Adolescence in American Popular Culture (University of Wales Press, 2022). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 27, no. 3, pp. 111–12.

2023. Review of Owen Davies and Ceri Houlbrook, Building Magic: Ritual and Re-enchantment in Post-Medieval Structures (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). Folklore 134, no. 4, pp. 596–98.

2023. Review of Stan Beckensall, Rituals of Death: From Prehistoric Times to Now (Pen and Sword, 2022). Worcestershire Recorder: Newsletter of the Worcestershire Archaeological Society 108, p. 21.

2023. Review of Elizabeth Foley O’Connor, Pamela Colman Smith: Artist, Feminist, and Mystic (Clemson University Press, 2021). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 27, no. 1, pp. 143–44. https://muse.jhu.edu/pub/263/article/905135.

2023. Review of Sarah A. Hughes, American Tabloid Media and the Satanic Panic, 1970–2000 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 26, no. 4, pp. 122–23. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/896631.

2022. Review of Simon Young, The Boggart: Folklore, History, Place-Names and Dialect (Exeter University Press, 2022). Reading Religionhttps://readingreligion.org/9781905816903/the-boggart/

2022. Review of Alicia Puglionesi, Common Phantoms: An American History of Psychic Science (Stanford University Press, 2020). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 26, no. 2, pp. 125–26. https://muse.jhu.edu/pub/263/article/869575.

2022. Review of Carolyn Twomey and Daniel Anlezark, eds., Meanings of Water in Early Medieval England (Brepols, 2021). Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture 15, no. 2, p. 267.

2022. Review of Holli S. Emore, Constellated Ministry: A Guide for Those Serving Today’s Pagans (Equinox, 2021). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 25, no. 4, pp. 136–37. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/856024

2022. Review of Larisa A. White, World Druidry: A Globalizing Path of Nature Spirituality (Privately published, 2021). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 25, no. 3, pp. 132–33. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/847374

2021. Review of David J. Halperin, Intimate Alien: The Hidden Story of the UFO (Stanford University Press, 2020). Reading Religion. https://readingreligion.org/books/intimate-alien.

2021. Review of Will Rathouse, Contested Heritage: Relations between Contemporary Pagan Groups and the Archaeological and Heritage Professions in Britain in the Early 21st Century (BAR Publishing, 2021). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 25, no. 2, pp. 115–16. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/835843

2021. Review of Marie-Therese Mäder, Alberto Saviello, and Baldassare Scolari, eds. Highgate Cemetery: Image Practices in Past and Present (Nomos, 2020). Reading Religionhttps://readingreligion.org/books/highgate-cemetery

2021. Review of Christopher Abram, Evergreen Ash: Ecology and Catastrophe in Old Norse Myth and Literature (University of Virginia Press, 2019). Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture 14, no. 3, pp. 477–48.

2021. Review of Steve Bruce, British Gods: Religion in Modern Britain (Oxford University Press, 2020). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 25, no. 1, pp. 125–27. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/836110

2021. Review of Liz Williams, Miracles of Our Own Making: A History of Paganism (Reaktion, 2020). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 24, no. 3, pp. 157–58. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/783374.

2020. Review of Manon Hedenborg White, The Eloquent Blood: The Goddess Babalon and the Construction of Femininities in Western Esotericism (Oxford University Press, 2020). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 24, no. 2, pp. 139–40. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/772861.

2020. Review of Margaret Clunies Ross, ed. The Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Research and Reception, two volumes (Brepols, 2018). Reading Religion. http://readingreligion.org/books/pre-christian-religions-north.

2020. Review of Heather Greene, Bell, Book and Camera: A Critical History of Witches in American Film and Television (McFarland & Co, 2018). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 24, no. 1, pp. 113–14. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/766243.

2020. Review of Helen Berger, Solitary Pagans: Contemporary Witches, Wiccans, and Others Who Practice Alone (University of South Carolina Press, 2019). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 23, no. 4, pp. 146–47. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/755972.

2020. Review of Darryl Caterine and John W. Morehead, The Paranormal and Popular Culture: A Postmodern Religious Landscape (Routledge, 2019). Reading Religionhttp://readingreligion.org/books/paranormal-and-popular-culture.

2019. Review of Nancy Edwards, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, and Roy Flechner, eds. Transforming Landscapes of Belief in the Early Medieval Insular World and Beyond: Converting the Isles II (Brepols, 2017). Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture 12, no. 4, pp. 349-50.

2019. Review of Jefferson F. Calico, Being Viking: Heathenism in Contemporary America (Equinox, 2018). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 23, no. 2, pp. 129–30. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/744434.

2019. Review of Brian Hoggard, Magical House Protection: The Archaeology of Counter-Witchcraft (Berghahn, 2019). Reading Religion. http://readingreligion.org/books/magicalhouse-protection. 

2019. Review of Serinity Young, Women Who Fly: Goddesses, Witches, Mystics, and Other Airborne Females (Oxford University Press, 2018). Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture 12, no. 3, pp. 254-55.

2019. Review of Ciaran Arthur, ‘Charms’, Liturgies, and Secret Rites in Early Medieval England (Boydell, 2018). Reading Religion. http://readingreligion.org/books/charms-liturgies-andsecret-rites-early-modern-england. 

2019. Review of Paul Harrison, Profane Egyptologists: The Modern Revival of Ancient Egyptian Religion (Routledge, 2018). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 22, no, 4, pp. 133–135. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/737649.

2019. Review of Christine Ferguson and Andrew Radford, eds. The Occult Imagination in Britain, 1875–1947 (Routledge, 2018). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 22, no. 3, pp. 161–162. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/737619.

2019. Review of Michael York, Pagan Ethics: Paganism as a World Religion (Springer, 2016). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 22, no. 3, pp. 133–135. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/737604.

2019. Review of Michael Ostling, ed. Fairies, Demons, and Nature Spirits: ‘Small Gods’ at the Margins of Christendom (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). Reading Religion. http://readingreligion.org/books/fairies-demons-and-nature-spirits. 

2018. Review of Vasiliki G. Koutrafouri and Jeff Sanders, eds. Ritual Failure: Archaeological Perspectives (Sidestone Press, 2013). Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture 11, no. 4, pp.  441–442.

2018. Review of Ben Quash, Aaron Rosen, and Chloë Reddaway, eds., Visualising a Sacred City: London, Art and Religion (I.B. Tauris, 2017). Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture 11, no. 4, pp. 436–437.

2018. Review of Anne Kalvig, The Rise of Contemporary Spiritualism: Concept and Controversies in Talking to the Dead (Routledge, 2017). Reading Religion. http://readingreligion.org/books/rise-contemporary-spiritualism.

2018. 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 22, no. 1, pp. 138–39. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/737568.

2018. Review of Kathryn Rountree, ed. Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and Modern Paganism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 22, no. 1, pp. 135–36. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/737566.

2018. Review of Erika Gasser, Vexed with Devils: Manhood and Witchcraft in Old and New England (New York: New York University Press, 2017). Reading Religion. http://readingreligion.org/books/vexed-devils.

2018. Review of J. Jeffrey Franklin, Spirit Matters: Occult Beliefs, Alternative Religions, and the Crisis of Faith in Victorian Britain (Cornell University Press, 2018). Reading Religion. http://readingreligion.org/books/spirit-matters.

2018. Review of Sondra L. Hausner, The Spirits of Crossbones Graveyard: Time, Ritual, and Sexual Commerce in London (Indiana University Press, 2016). Reading Religion. http://readingreligion.org/books/spirits-crossbones-graveyard.

2018. Review of Michael D. Bailey, Magic: The Basics (Routledge, 2018). Reading Religion. http://readingreligion.org/books/magic.

2018. Review of Siv Ellen Kraft, Trude Fonneland, and James R. Lewis, eds. Nordic Neoshamanisms (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Reading Religion. http://readingreligion.org/books/nordic-neoshamanism.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/POM/article/view/3016.

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.

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; (accidentally) reprinted in 21, no. 3, pp. 134–136.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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


Podcast Appearances, Online Talks, and Interviews  

2024. “Satan Shoes: The Devil and American Moral Panics.” Magic in the United States [podcast], https://www.magicintheunitedstates.com/s2e6 

2024. “7 Questions with Ethan Doyle White.” Sacred Matters Magazine [interview], https://sacredmattersmagazine.com/7-questions-with-ethan-doyle-white/ 

2023. “A Short History of the Pagan.” Bureau of Lost Culture [podcast], https://bureauoflostculture.podbean.com/e/a-short-history-of-the-pagan/ 

2023. “Old-New Religion: Roots and Branches of Modern Paganism by Ethan Doyle White.” Watkins Books [talk], YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW_CZCvwBj8 

2023. “Pagans: The Visual Culture of Pagan Myths, Legends and Rituals - Ethan Doyle White.” York Festival of Ideas [talk], YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K248syntTgk&t=1237s 

2016. “A Critical Introduction to the History, Beliefs, and Practices of Wiccans.” The Religious Studies Project [podcast], https://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/podcast/a-critical-introduction-to-the-history-beliefs-and-practices-of-wiccans/ 

2015. “Wicca: History, Belief, and Community. Dowsing for Divinity [interview], https://dowsingfordivinity.com/2015/09/01/wicca-history-belief-and-community/.

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