This study of Ravenwood, the largest open coven in the United States, is the only ethnography of a witches' commune that has been done with the consent and support of the witches themselves, and it is a major contribution to Wiccan studies.
This is the only ethnography of a living community of witches in the United States. Ravenwood, based near Atlanta, is one of the largest American covens and has supported and encouraged this research through to publication. Of unprecedented importance in clearing the name of witchcraft, the leader of the coven is a civil rights activist, still dedicated in her wiser years to the individual's right to freedom of religion. A must read in women's studies, shamanism, comparative religion and American studies.