Researchers of Paganism from a variety of disciplines examine how they have been affected by their contact with this nontraditional religion, how this religion has been affected by academic researchers and what this reveals about participative research methods.
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CHAPTER ONE Bardism and the Performance
CHAPTER TWO Methods of Compassion or Pretension?
CHAPTERTHREE The Deosil Dance
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