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Author Pike, Sarah M., 1959-
Title Earthly bodies, magical selves : contemporary pagans and the search for community / Sarah M. Pike.
Imprint Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, [2001]

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Subject Neopaganism -- United States.
Neopaganism -- Rituals.
Festivals -- United States.
United States -- Religion -- 1945-
Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 288 pages) : illustrations
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-271) and index.
Contents Driving into fairie: place myths and neopagan festivals -- Shrines of flame and silence: mapping the festival site -- The great evil that is in your backyard: festival neighbors and satanism rumors -- Blood that matters: neopagan borrowing -- Children of the devil or gifted in magic? The world of memory in neopagan narrative -- Serious playing with the self: gender and eroticism and the festival fire.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Summary Recent decades have seen a revival of paganism, and every summer people gather across the United States to celebrate this increasingly popular religion. Sarah Pike's engrossing ethnography is the outcome of five years attending neo-pagan festivals, interviewing participants, and sometimes taking part in their ceremonies.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780520923805 (electronic bk.)
0520923804 (electronic bk.)
058539461X (electronic bk.)
9780585394619 (electronic bk.)
0520220307 (alk. paper)
9780520220300 (alk. paper)
0520220862 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780520220867 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 49851891
Additional Format Print version: Pike, Sarah M., 1959- Earthly bodies, magical selves. Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2001 0520220307 (DLC) 00042616