Publications

Final draft versions of my publications can be accessed through my page on Academia.edu: https://telaviv.academia.edu/ShaiFeraro

PhD Dissertation:

The Priestess, the Witch, and the Women’s Movement: Women and Gender in British Magical and Pagan Groups, c.1888 – c.1988.

Edited volumes

Contemporary Alternative Spiritualities in Israel, eds. Shai Feraro and James R. Lewis (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

Academic articles:

“Invoking Hecate at the Women’s Peace Camp: The presence of Goddess Spirituality and Dianic Witchcraft at Greenham Common during the 1980s”, Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft 11:2 (2016): 226-248.

“The return of Baal (to the Holy Land): Canaanite Reconstructionism among contemporary Israeli Pagans; A Double-Edged Sword”, Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 20:2 (2016): 59-81.

“Connecting British Wicca with Radical Feminism and Goddess Spirituality during the 1970s-1980s: The Case Study of Monica Sjöö”, Journal of Contemporary Religion 30:2 (2015): 307-321.

“Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The Shaping of a Community-Building Discourse among Israeli Pagans, 1999-2012”, Israel Studies Review 29:2 (2014): 57-77.

“Modern Paganism in the Holy Land: Maintaining a Community-Building Discourse among Israeli Pagans, 2011-2013”, International Journal for the Study of New Religions 5:1 (2014): 3-26.

“‘And Not a Word About the Goddess’: On Processes of Making and Displaying a Pagan Identity in Israeli Women’s Spirituality Festivals and Workshops by Israeli Pagan Women”, Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 5:1 (2014): 9-30.

“Special Editor’s Introduction: Contemporary Spirituality in Israel”, Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 5:1 (2014): 3-8.

“‘God Giving Birth’ – Connecting British Wicca with Radical Feminism and Goddess Spirituality during the 1970s-1980s: A Case Study of Monica Sjöö”, Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 15: 1-2 (2013): 31-60.

Peer-reviewed book chapters:

“Canaanite Reconstructionism among Contemporary Israeli Pagans”, in Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and Modern Paganism, ed. Kathryn Rountree. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), 157-177.

With Prof. James R. Lewis. “Introduction”, in Contemporary Alternative Spirituality in Israel, eds. Shai Feraro and James R. Lewis. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), xi-xvi.

Forthcoming:

“A Song of Wood and Water: The Ecofeminist Turn in 1970s-1980s British Paganism”,in Radical Changes in New Religious Movements, eds. Eileen Barker and Beth Singler (London: Routledge, Forthcoming 2017).

“Is There a Future for Neopaganism in the Holy Land?”, in Minority Religions in Europe and the Middle East: Mapping and Monitoring, ed. George Chryssides. (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, Forthcoming December 2017).

“The Politics of the Goddess: Radical/Cultural Feminist influences of Starhawk’s Feminist Witchcraft”, in Female Leaders in New Religious Movements, ed. Christian Gudice and Inga Bårdsen Tøllefsen. (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, November 2017).

Newspaper and Magazine articles:

“פגאניות: מאז ולתמיד”, רוח הארץ 1 (מרץ 2013): 4-6.

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