Tri-Faith America and American Pluralism

[The following is a post from The Wild Hunt archives. The Wild Hunt is on hiatus through Labor Day weekend and will return with new posts on Tuesday, September 4th.]Despite the fact that the history of the United States is incredibly well-documented, many of us labor under various misapprehensions regarding our nation’s past. This seems especially true of America’s religious history. Lately it seems as if there’s been an inundation of pundits, amateur historians, and demagogues trying to fram … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Interview with John Matthews on The Wildwood Tarot

Will Worthington, Mark Ryan, and John Matthews

[The following is a guest interview with John Matthews, author of "The Sidhe: Wisdom from the Celtic Otherworld" and 90 other books, co-creator of The Wildwood Tarot.  Matthews and fellow Wildwood Tarot co-creator Mark Ryan, who played "Nasir" on Robin of Sherwood, will be appearing in Atlanta, Georgia this November to conduct a workshop. The interview was conducted by Virginia Chandler, with an introduction written by John Matthews.]For many people today, the woodlands are the last vestiges … [Read more...]

Interview with Rob Young, author of “Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music”

Rob Young, author of "Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music."

One of my favorite non-fiction books published this year was Rob Young's "Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music," a wide-ranging, adventurous, and  deeply pleasing work that traces the beginnings, rise, and legacy of British folk music. Not content to merely provide discographies and musical influences, Young digs deeper into the romanticism, yearnings, and spiritual dimensions of making a "British" music, mapping an "Other Britain" or "Albion" that exists as an ideal, a repository … [Read more...]

Interview with Owen Davies, author of “Paganism: A Very Short Introduction”

Owen Davies

Owen Davies is Professor of Social History at the University of Hertfordshire and author of books that specialize in subjects relating to witchcraft and the practice of magic, including "Popular Magic: Cunning-folk in English History", "Witchcraft, Magic and Culture, 1736-1951", and "Grimoires: A History of Magic Books". His most recent work is part of Oxford University Press' Very Short Introductions series, in which he tackles the subject of Paganism, both ancient and modern. I was lucky enoug … [Read more...]


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