Video: James Frazer and the Modernity of Wiccan Myth

Wiccan mythology (or at least, one strand of it) features a very specific kind of Goddess and God, and a particular understanding of the relationship between them. In this video, I talk about how this mythos is really modern in origin, how much of it can be traced back to James Frazer’s book “The Golden Bough”–and why Wicca’s modern roots are actually something to be celebrated. The alternative title for this video could be “Jack waxes poetic about ‘The Golden Bough’ for fifteen minutes.”


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