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Pop Culture Magic: Spells with Buffy and Pals

A product of the teen witch craze tells her story in a lively slide lecture.

Magick drawing on the archetypes, images and powers of fiction, media, television and film -- this is not a new phenomenon, as adherents of Cthulhu rituals can attest. But the television era and the related teenage witch phenomenon has given rise to a generation of young people whose primary magical instructors are fictional characters. In this illustrated lecture, Elizabeth Maddison speaks of her magical and pagan practices, grounded in popular culture. Along the way we meet Buffy, Willow, Xena the Warrior Princess, Stargate and even the CareBears.

Elizabeth Maddison grew up in West London in the eighties and nineties amidst the heyday of the teen witch phenomenon, and is steeped not only in pop culture but also in Wagner, opera and literature.


Ms Elizabeth Maddison | talks


Date and Time:

19 May 2008 at 7:15 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



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