My Publications and Presentations

My published research focuses around two key-themes: pre-Christian religion in Europe, and the reinterpretation and re-use of pre-Christian Europe in a modern context (i.e. contemporary Paganism and occult new religious movements). Although I have been academically trained in the discipline of archaeology, I am a staunch supporter of interdisciplinary perspectives, and my research has closely intersected with religious studies, history, and folkloristics.

Academic books:


Ethan Doyle White, 2016. Wicca: History, Belief, and Community in Modern Pagan Witchcraft. Brighton and Portland: Sussex Academic Press.

Edited volumes:

Shai Feraro and Ethan Doyle White, forthcoming. Magic and Witchery in the Modern West: Celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary of Ronald Huttons The Triumph of the Moon. In preparation.

Peer reviewed papers:

Ethan Doyle White, forthcoming. Theoretical, Terminological, and Taxonomic Trouble in the Academic Study of Contemporary Paganism: A Case for Reform.” The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies, 18(1): forthcoming.

Ethan Doyle White, 2016. “Old Stones, New Rites: Contemporary Pagan Interactions with the Medway Megaliths. Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief, 12(3): forthcoming

Ethan Doyle White, 2016.
“The New Cultus of Antinous: Hadrians Deified Lover and Contemporary Queer Paganism.Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, 20(2): forthcoming.

Ethan Doyle White, 2016. “Lucifer Over Luxor: Archaeology, Egyptology, and Occultism in Kenneth Angers Magick Lantern Cycle.Present Pasts, 7(1): 1-10. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.5334/pp.73. 

Ethan Doyle White, 2015. “"An it Harm None, Do What Ye Will": A Historical Analysis of the Wiccan Rede. Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft, 10(2): 142-171. DOI: 10.1353/mrw.2015.0032.

Ethan Doyle White, 2014. The Goddess Frig: Reassessing an Anglo-Saxon Deity.Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural, 3(2): 284-310. DOI: 10.5325/preternature.3.2.0284.

Ethan Doyle White, 2014. Devils Stones and Midnight Rites: Megaliths, Folklore, and Contemporary Pagan Witchcraft.” Folklore, 125(1): 60-79. DOI: 10.1080/0015587X.2013.860766.

Ethan Doyle White, 2013. An Elusive Roebuck: Luciferianism and Paganism in Robert Cochrane's Witchcraft.” Correspondences: An Online Journal for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism, 1(1): 75-101. 

 Ethan Doyle White, 2012. In Defense of Pagan Studies: A Response to Davidsens Critique.The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies, 14(1): 5-21. DOI: 10.1558/pome.v14i1.5.

Ethan Doyle White, 2011. Robert Cochrane and the Gardnerian Craft: Feuds, Secrets and Mysteries in Contemporary British Witchcraft.” The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies, 13(2): 205-24. DOI: 10.1558/pome.v13i2.205.

Ethan Doyle White, 2010. The Meaning of "Wicca": A Study in Etymology, History and Pagan Politics.The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies, 12(1): 185-207. DOI: 10.1558/pome.v12i2.185.

Book chapters:

Ethan Doyle White, in preparation. My People Call it the Dweller on the Threshold: Theosophy and Esotericism in the World of Twin Peaks.In The Owls are Not What They Seem, edited by Jenny Butler. McFarland, forthcoming.

Ethan Doyle White, forthcoming. Archaeology, Historicity, and Homosexuality in the New Cultus of Antinous: Perceptions of the Past in a Contemporary Pagan Religion.In New Antiquities, edited by Dylan Burns and Almut Barbara Renger. Sheffield: Equinox. 

Ethan Doyle White, forthcoming. Casting New Light on Wicca? The Role of Lucifer in Contemporary Pagan Witchcraft.In Lucifer, edited by Daniel Schulke. Richmond Vista: Three Hands Press.

Ethan Doyle White, forthcoming. Around the Witches Circle: Exploring the Relationship between Wicca and Archaeological Sites.In Archaeological Sites as Space for Modern Spiritual Practice, edited by Jutta Leskovar.

Review articles:

Ethan Doyle White, 2014. Britains Pagan Heritage: A Review of Ronald Hutton's Pagan Britain and Marion Gibsons Imagining the Pagan PastJournal of Religion and Society, 16: 1-16.

Book reviews in peer-reviewed journals:

Review of Stefanie von Schnurbein, Norse Revival: Transformations of Germanic Neopaganism (Brill, 2016). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, forthcoming.

Review of Philip Heselton, Doreen Valiente: Witch (The Doreen Valiente Foundation, 2016). The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies forthcoming

Review of Michael D. J. Bintley and Thomas T. J. Williams, eds. Representing Beasts in Early Medieval England and Scandinavia (Boydell, 2015). Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture forthcoming.

Review of Kathryn Rountree, ed. Contemporary Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Europe: Colonialist and Nationalist Impulses (Berghahn, 2015). Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, forthcoming.

Review of Antoine Faivre, Access to Western Esotericism (SUNY, 1994) and Wouter J. Hanegraaff, New Age Religion and Western Culture (SUNY, 1999). Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review, forthcoming.

Review of Ceri Houlbrook and Natalie Armitage, eds. The Materiality of Magic: An Artifactual Investigation into Ritual Practices and Popular Beliefs (Oxbow, 2015), Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture 9, no. 1 (2016): 75-76.

Review of Kathleen Sheppard, The Life of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman's Work in Archaeology (Lexington, 2013), Aries: Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism, 16, no. 1 (2016): 154-156.

Review of Murphy Pizza, Paganistan: Contemporary Pagan Community in Minnesota's Twin Cities (Ashgate, 2014), Folklore 126, no. 3 (2015): 368-369.

Review of Henrik Bogdan and James R. Lewis, eds.
Sexuality and New Religious Movements (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 19, no. 2 (2015): 124-125.


Review of Anders Andren, Tracing Old Norse Cosmology: The World Tree, Middle Earth, and the Sun in Archaeological Perspectives (Nordic Academic Press, 2014), Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture 8, no. 2 (2015): 219-220.

Review of Douglas Ezzy, Sex, Death and Witchcraft: A Contemporary Pagan Festival (Bloomsbury, 2014), Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 18, no. 4 (2015): 108-110.

Review of Mariya Lesiv, The Return of Ancestral Gods: Modern Ukrainian Paganism as an Alternative Vision for a Nation (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015), Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 5, no. 2 (2015): 299-302.

Review of Henrik Bogdan and Gordan Djurdjevic, eds., Occultism in a Global Perspective (Acumen, 2013), Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 18, no. 3 (2015): 111-112.

Review of Michael D. J. Bintley and Michael G. Shapland, eds. Trees and Timber in the Anglo-Saxon World (Oxford University Press, 2013), Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture 7, no. 3 (2014): 323-324.

Review of Per Faxneld and Jesper Aa. Petersen, eds., The Devil's Party: Satanism in Modernity (Oxford University Press, 2012), Correspondences: An Online Journal for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism 2, no. 2 (2014): 215-237.

Review of Bron Taylor, ed., Avatar and Nature Spirituality (Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2013), Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 18. no. 2 (2014): 119-120.
 
Review of Marco Pasi,
Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics (Acumen, 2014), Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 5 no. 1 (2014): 178-181.


Review of Peter Levenda,
The Dark Lord: H.P. Lovecraft, Kenneth Grant and the Typhonian Tradition in Magic (Ibis Press, 2013), Beyond Borderlands: A Critical Journal of the Weird, Paranormal and Occult 1 (2014): 5-6.

Review of Nevill Drury, ed.
Pathways in Modern Western Magic (Concrescent, 2012)Correspondences: An Online Journal for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism 2, no. 1 (2014): 115-118.

Review of Sarah Semple, Perceptions of the Prehistoric in Anglo-Saxon England: Religion, Ritual and Rulership in the Landscape (Oxford University Press, 2013), Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 24 (2014): 1-3.

Review of Brian A. Smith and Alan A. Walker,
Rock Art and Ritual: Mindscapes of Prehistory (Amberley, 2011), Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture 7 no. 1 (2014): 98-101.

Review of Donna Weston and Andy Bennett, eds., Pop Pagans: Paganism and Popular Music (Acumen, 2013), The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 15 (2013): 285-288.


Review of Tobias Churton, Aleister Crowley: The Biography (Watkins, 2011) and Henrik Bogdan and Martin P. Starr, eds., Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism (Oxford University Press, 2012), The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 15 (2013): 305-312.

Review of Kaarina Aitamurto and Scott Simpson, eds., Modern Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Central and Eastern Europe (Acumen, 2013)Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 4 no. 2 (2013): 282-286.

Review of Kathryn Rountree, Christine Morris, and Alan A.D. Peatfield, eds.,
Archaeology of Spiritualities (Springer, 2012), Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 23 no. 1 (2013): 1-4.

Review of Michael G. Lloyd,
Bull of Heaven: The Mythic Life of Eddie Buczynski and the Rise of the New York Pagan (Asphodel Press, 2012), The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 14 no. 1 (2012): 161-164.

Review of Philip Heselton, 
Witchfather: A Life of Gerald Gardner (Thoth, 2012)The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 14 no. 1 (2012): 171-174.

Review of John of Monmouth,
Genuine Witchcraft is Explained: The Secret History of the Royal Windsor Coven and the Regency (Capall Bann, 2012)The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 13 no. 2 (2011): 280-282.

Review of Michael Howard,
Children of Cain: A Study of Modern Traditional Witches (Three Hands Press, 2011)The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 13 no. 2 (2011): 274-276.

Review of Kerriann Godwin, ed.,
The Museum of Witchcraft: A Magical History (Occult Art Company, 2011)The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 13 no. 1 (2011): 106-108.

Exhibit reviews in peer-reviewed journals:

Review of Sara Hannant, "Mummers, Maypoles & Milkmaids: A Journey Through the English Ritual Year" (Horniman Museum, October 2011 to September 2012),
The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies, 14 no. 2 (2013): 304-308.

Conference papers:

 
"Northern Gods for Northern Folk: The Presentation of Folkish Ideologies in Modern British Heathenry." Generation Hex: The Politics of Contemporary Paganism, Cambridge University (September 2015).

"The Anglo-Saxon "Cunning Woman" ? New Perspectives in Archaeology and History".
Magic and the Supernatural in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods, Cardiff University (July 2015).


"The Revived Cult of Antinous". New Antiquities: Transformations of the Past in the New Age and Beyond, Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin (June 2014).

""To worship me, take wine and strange drugs": Archaeology and Occultism in the Work of Kenneth Anger". Monstrous Antiquities: Archaeology and the Uncanny in Popular Culture, UCL Institute of Archaeology, London (November 2013).

"Can we talk of a distinctive Cornish tradition of rock art ?".
Fourth Rock Art Meetings of Centre National de Prehistoire, Centre National de Prehistoire, Les Eyzies de Tayac, Dordogne (May 2013). 

"From Mother Shipton to Gerald Gardner: Folklore and Witchcraft at the Rollright Stones".
Archaeology in the 21st Century Master's Conference, UCL Institute of Archaeology, London (March 2013). 

"The Anglo-Saxon Cunning Woman: New Avenues of Research". 
UCL-IOA Graduate Conference, UCL Institute of Archaeology, London (February 2013).

"Devil's Stones and Midnight Rites: Megaliths, Folklore and Contemporary Witchcraft".
Popular Antiquities: Folklore and Archaeology, UCL Institute of Archaeology, London (October 2011).

"Archaeology and Neopaganism: A Stormy Relationship in Britain Today".
Archaeology in a Rapidly Changing World Undergraduate Conference, UCL Institute of Archaeology, London (May 2011). 

Conferences organised:

"Medieval Sexualities: An Interdisciplinary Conference," forthcoming. UCL. Co-organised with Calum Cockburn, Emily Kliminova, Rachel Burns, Dana Kovarik, and Peter Sandberg.

"Popular Antiquities: Folklore and Archaeology", October 2013, UCL Institute of Archaeology. Co-organised with Tina Paphitis (UCL) and Caroline Oates (The Folklore Society).

Selected non-academic publications:

Ethan Doyle White, February 2015. "Fossilized Folklore." FLS News: The Newsletter of the Folklore Society 75, pp. 6-7.

Ethan Doyle White, 2014. "Wicca or Wica: An Etymological Overview", The Cauldron 154: 7-9.

Ethan Doyle White, 2013. "Becoming a Witch; Becoming Other", OTHER Magazine 0: 19-23.

Ethan Doyle White, 2012. "Archaeology and Neopaganism: A Stormy Relationship in Britain Today", Artifact 5: 14-18.

Ethan Doyle White, 2009. "The Occultic World of Alan Moore",
Pentacle 29: 28-31.

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