Stock photo of Professor Ronald Hutton from her blog and multiple sources on the www
In the last few days I have discovered the blog of Caroline Tully, who is both an initiated Australian witch and PhD in archeology. Here blog is called Necropolis Now and has lots of fascinating articles going back to 2007, and i still have not read all her posts yet!
She did two interviews with Professor Hutton, the first posted in May 2011 entitled:
And a second follow-up interview in February 2012 entitled:
Both are fascinating interviews with lots of links and sources and both clear up a lot of misconceptions Witches have about him. Please also read the Many comments by some of the players in this debate. I myself am no scholar or academic, just a home grown Appalachian witch initiated into a 46 year old coven started by Sybil Leek here in the US, but i loved reading these articles at this type of professional blog. I have gone back and forth on Hutton since the publishing of his Triumph of the Moon, being both pro-Hutton and anti-Hutton over the decades. But like i said i am no scholar or academic and do not have the knowledge or education to really form much of an opinion. I will let the readers review these interviews and the links therein and form their own informed opinion of this decades long hot topic of modern Wicca vs ancient Paganism.
And i highly recommend your further exploration of her blog posts, thought she only posts a few times a months, but hey, its all about quality, not quantity.
PS – I have a previous post called Reopening the Case for Historic Witchcraft you might want to check out if you have not read it already.
Photo copyright Caroline Tully – from her blog