Ethan Doyle White has two primary research interests, on the one hand looking at the religious beliefs and practices of early medieval England and on the other examining contemporary Paganism and related forms of occultism. His first book, Wicca: History, Belief, and Community in Modern Pagan Witchcraft, has recently been brought out with Sussex Academic Press, while other publications have dealt with pre-Christian Anglo-Saxon deities, the occult films of Kenneth Anger, and the modern Pagan use of Britain’s archaeological monuments, among other topics. He is currently engaged in an interdisciplinary doctoral research project at University College London, examining the archaeological and historical evidence for material expressions of religiosity in Anglo-Saxon England.
In this interview Ethan Doyle White, author of the book Wicca: History, Belief, and Community in Modern Pagan Witchcraft, introduces his systematic overview of the contested history and multifaceted developments of Wicca. White presents his own methodological approaches and theoretical data utilising both emic and etic sources in a thematic framework.