Teenage Witches

Further, as it is possible to combine the practice of Witchcraft with other religions, some of the young people may simply have picked the more conventional religion to discuss with the interviewers. Also, Smith and Denton exclude teens ...

Teenage Witches

Teenage Witches

A popular new image of Witches has arisen in recent years, due largely to movies like The Craft, Practical Magic, and Simply Irresistible and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Charmed. Here, young sexy Witches use magic and Witchcraft to gain control over their lives and fight evil. Then there is the depiction in the Harry Potter books: Witchcraft is a gift that unenlightened Muggles (everyday people) lack. In both types of portrayals, being a Witch is akin to being a superhero. At the other end of the spectrum, wary adults assume that Witches engage in evil practices that are misguided at best and dangerous at worst. Yet, as Helen A. Berger and Douglas Ezzy show in this in-depth look into the lives of teenage Witches, the reality of their practices, beliefs, values, and motivations is very different from the sensational depictions we see in popular culture. Drawing on extensive research across three countries--the United States, England, and Australia--and interviews with young people from diverse backgrounds, what they find are highly spiritual and self-reflective young men and women attempting to make sense of a postmodern world via a religion that celebrates the earth and emphasizes self-development. The authors trace the development of Neo-Paganism (an umbrella term used to distinguish earth-based religions from the pagan religions of ancient cultures) from its start in England during the 1940s, through its growing popularity in the decades that followed, up through its contemporary presence on the Internet. Though dispersed and disorganized, Neo-Pagan communities, virtual and real, are shown to be an important part of religious identity particularly for those seeking affirmation during the difficult years between childhood and adulthood.

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Teenage Witches
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Helen Berger, Douglas Ezzy
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-05-08 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press

A popular new image of Witches has arisen in recent years, due largely to movies like The Craft, Practical Magic, and Simply Irresistible and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Charmed. Here, young sexy Witches use magic and Witchcraft to gain control over
Spells for Teenage Witches
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Marina Baker
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Ulysses Press

The daughter of a white witch presents a collection of charms, rituals, and incantations to conjure up the power of young witches, and addresses an array of teenage interests from an obsessive first crush to final exams.
The New Generation Witches
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Peg Aloi
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-24 - Publisher: Routledge

From the shelves of mainstream bookstores and the pages of teen magazines, to popular films and television series, contemporary culture at the turn of the twenty-first century has been fascinated with teenage identity and the presence of magic and the occult. Alongside this profusion of products and representations, a global
Archie 75 Series: Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Language: en
Pages: 81
Authors: Archie Superstars
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-30 - Publisher: Archie Comic Publications, Inc.

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics with this special retrospective presentation! Sabrina the Teenage Witch was a breakout success dating back to the 1960s, with a live-action TV show and several animated cartoons to her name. In this installment, we share some of the best and most pivotal stories
Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1971-1983) #24
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Archie Superstars
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-01 - Publisher: Archie Comic Publications

Explore Sabrina the Teenage Witch's magical life in these stories from her very first comic book series! Featuring the work of legendary talents including George Gladir, Dan DeCarlo, and more, these spell-binding classic tales are sure to delight fans of all ages! Prepare to experience magical stories like "True to