Now out: Winter 2015 issue of “Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft”

The winter 2015 issue of the academic journal Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft has just come out. It includes Ethan Doyle White’s 30-page article “‘An’ it Harm None, Do What Ye Will’: An Historical Analysis of the Wiccan Rede,” four pages of which focus on the role of Aleister Crowley in Gerald Gardner’s work. Other articles include Benedek Láng’s “Ciphers in Magic: Techniques of Revelation and Concealment” and László Sándor Chardonnens’ “Necromancing Theurgic Magic: A Reappraisal of the Liber iuratus Extracts and the Consecration Ritual for the Sigillum Dei in an Early Modern English Grimoire.” The issue also includes a forum titled “Nail Soup, or the Power of Collaboration: Reactions to Stephan Palmie’, The Cooking of History: How Not to Study Afro-Cuban Religion (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013)” in addition to its usual assortment of book reviews.

For more information on Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft, see the University of Pennsylvania Press, or visit the homepage of Societas Magica.

MRW Winter 2015

Richard Kaczynski

Richard Kaczynski is the author of the biography Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley (2002; rev exp ed 2010), the history Forgotten Templars: The Untold Origins of Ordo Templi Orientis (2012), the novel The Billionth Monkey (2015), Panic in Detroit: The Magician and the Motor City (2019), along with a bunch of other books, articles, and chapters that you can read about at his website,

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