Creating sacred space: Outer expressions of inner worlds in modern Wicca

Hume L. (1998) Creating sacred space: Outer expressions of inner worlds in modern Wicca. Journal of Contemporary Religion, 13 3: 308-319. doi:10.1080/13537909808580838


Author Hume L.
Title Creating sacred space: Outer expressions of inner worlds in modern Wicca
Journal name Journal of Contemporary Religion   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1353-7903
Publication date 1998
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13537909808580838
Volume 13
Issue 3
Start page 308
End page 319
Total pages 12
Subject 1212 Religious studies
1211 Philosophy
3316 Cultural Studies
Abstract This article gives a brief description of one of the sub-branches of Paganism, Wicca. It describes how sacred space is established and it explores the sacred circle as a symbolic representation of Wiccan cosmology. Physical sacred space thus constructed becomes a 'world apart' from the mundane and a bridge between ordinary physical reality and metaphysical realms. The circle is the outer expression of an imaginai inner world wherein anything is possible. The connection between a bounded, physical space and a limitless otherworld is discussed, using the discourse of the witches and theoretical perspectives on sacred space.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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