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Wicca: En analys av en initiationsritual
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Religious Studies.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim with this study is to analyse the first of the three initiatory rites in the Gardnerian and Alexandrian Wicca traditions through the theory of Arnold van Gennep and Victor Turners development of his theory. My method is a hermeneutical one where I interpret my emic material through a theoretical lens. In this way I am hoping to achieve a greater knowledge regarding the ritual process, its connection to the idea of transformation and also acquire a glimpse of the Wiccan world view. My higher aim is to contribute, albeit in a small scale, to the growing body of literature concerning modern forms of western eso-tericism. This form of religion has for far too long been a subject to academic neglect. By ap-plying religious theories and concepts to Wicca I am hoping to show that it is possible, and worthwhile, to study this form of religious expression through a historical perspective.

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Keyword [sv]
Initiationsritualer, Wicca, Neopaganism, Ritualanalys, Arnold van Gennep, Victor Turner
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Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-21038OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-21038DiVA: diva2:903350
Available from: 2016-02-15 Created: 2016-02-15

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