On Thu, 22 Feb 2001 00:45:48 -0800 "stephen higa"
> > <"Getting back on topic now, gentle moderators.">
> NO problem. The topic of Wicca in the SCA is one that is
> very interesting.
I would probably use the word "problematic" -- and only if I were trying
to be tactful. For the most part, the "pentacle-at-events" crowd has some
extremely shoddy ideas of "history," much less "authenticity." All of the
evidence I've seen points to Wicca being a twentieth-century invention --
perhaps as far back as the 1880's, but far more likely to be the 1930's.
Either way you look at it, it's OOP.
> Like you said, if one wants to portray someone
> of a pagan religion, one should do it as historically as possible.
And I've seen it handled historically -- but that's usually the
exception, not the rule. Usually, the rule is somewhere between the
protest over the Pennsic medalions and the "My ceremonial robes are
really Norman T-tunics" crowd.
I probably sound quite nasty-tempered on that -- and now I _know_ I'm
getting way off topic.
Justin W. Eiler -- "Veritas Versus Mundi"
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