Mudcat Café message #219535 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4716   Message #219535
Posted By: GUEST,Okiemockbird
28-Apr-00 - 11:05 AM
Thread Name: Pagan/Folk/Earth Music Research Project
Subject: RE: Pagan/Folk/Earth Music Reasearch Project
I don't know what Hutton's colleagues think of his initiation into the mysteries of the Gardnerian Wicca. But I think his scholarly reputation was established before his initiation, and stands on its own.

MudPuppy has never returned, so I don't know how his project came out. But I repeat that, as I read between the lines of his original post, I think he was working from some flawed presuppositions. As I read, he wanted ancient music that had been passed down from deep antiquity without the aid of any writing whatsoever. I think this was a hopeless proposal on its face and advised him to revise his expectations.