neopaganism


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Ne·o·pa·gan·ism

or Ne·o-Pa·gan·ism  (nē′ō-pā′gə-nĭz′əm)
n.
Any of various religious movements arising chiefly in the United Kingdom and the United States in the late 1900s that combine worship of pagan nature deities, particularly of the earth, with benign witchcraft.

neopaganism

(ˌniːəʊˈpeɪɡənɪzəm)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) theol a revival of paganism, modern paganism

neopaganism

the revival of paganism. — neopagan, adj.neopaganist, n., adj.
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This leads him to speculate that neo-tribalism best describes "the sort of 'anachronistic' modern subcultural identities which themselves invoke a sense of the 'primitive,' the cultish, and the religious and 'divine'" (136), such as neopaganism and the leather and ink subcultures referenced in Marr's books.
Esoteric Magic was invented in the 19th century, and the book goes through related traditions: the Theosophical Society, the general Victorian occult revival, Aleister Crowley and the OTO, neopaganism, Satanism, and the New Age movement.
Neopaganism seeks to restore the sacred bond between humanity and the Earth, and Pagans believe that connection to be an important factor in preserving the environment in our modern era (Adler 2006, Ellison 2005).
Modern paganism, also known as contemporary paganism, and neopaganism, is a group of contemporary religious movements influenced by or claiming to be derived from the various historical pagan beliefs of pre-modern Europe.
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Lothlorien was founded in the mid-1980s in Indiana, but it carries forward a countercultural spirit, one heavily influenced by neopaganism, one of the many outgrowths of the 1960s-era exploration of new spiritualities.
Elements of Germany's later turn to neopaganism, though, already were endemic.
Since the industrialization, a secularization process took place and sport was divided from the religion, obtaining the extents of a particular institution, a new form of control (Marcuse), of collective mobilization (Gjata, 2003: 36), of neopaganism, of dictature se based on football, fiesta, fado (Salazar), of modern slavery.
Neopaganism is perhaps the fastest growing religious minority and part of the "modern magical revival" (2) both in traditionalist, rural spaces and in urban environments, (3) and therefore worth to explore.
He boasts of Germany's romantic neopaganism, her worship of forests and nature and strange beasts'.