Margaret Murray

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Margaret Murray was an early twentieth century scholar who popularized the idea of a pan-European, Pre-Christian pagan religion. The validity of that idea remains in question.

Her two most influential books can be found below:

The Witch Cult in Western Europe 1921
http://www.sacred-texts.com/pag/wcwe/index.htm
God of the Witches 1933
http://www.sacred-texts.com/pag/gow/index.htm

A sceptical view of her theories, including examples of her selective quoting of texts to support her thesis, can be found in Norman Cohn's book, Europe's Inner Demons; ISBN: 0226113078


See Wicca, Neo-paganism, religion


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