Title: Transgressiviteit in rituelen van Vlaamse wicca's
Authors: Pype, Katrien # ×
Issue Date: 2004
Series Title: Volkskunde vol:105 issue:3 pages:243-273
Abstract: Today, we witness a growing need for a personal religion. Traditional religion is considered as ignoring both the physical and spiritual realities. A response to that is modern witchcraft, known as Wicca. The purpose of this article is to investigate transgressivity realized within rituals of the Flemish Wiccans, the modern witches living in the northern part of Belgium. First, I give an overview of Flemish modern witches, how they can be recognized/we recognize them and how their sociality is internally organized. Secondly, based on interviews and participant observation of two rituals, 'celebration of male and female in everything' and a 'wiccaning', I analyse these according to Victor Turner's theory of ritual as a three-staged drama. The liminal character as well as the liminoid character of these stagings are explored.
ISSN: 0775-3128
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa
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