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  Sacred Texts: Wicca and Neo-Paganism
Neopaganism covers a wide range of belief systems which have emerged in the past 50 years, primarily in the UK, Europe, and the United States.
Based on folk-lore, traditional spiritual practices, anthropology, and a synthesis of esoteric systems, Neopaganism does not have any sacred texts of the same vintage as other religions, although unverifiable claims have been made in a couple of cases (e.g.
They shouldn't be taken as illustrative of Neopaganism, but as a warning about religious tolerance and the fragile nature of justice.
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  CESNUR 2001 - New Age and Paganism (Kranenborg)
Neopaganism is an independent current within the field of the new religiosity.
Neopaganism does, however, include movements that are working hard towards a better world, one in which mankind lives in harmony with nature.
Neopagans practice magic within the group as a whole with a view to gaining 'empowerment' and improving the situation of others.
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  CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Neopaganism may be defined as a "post-Christian" new religious movement, and is pronouncedly a modern phenomenon with its roots in early 19th century Romanticism.
Neopaganism began with the 19th century Romantic movement, and the surge of interest in Germanic paganism with the Viking revival in the British Isles and in Scandinavia.
Neopagans often feel a duty to protect the Earth through activism, and support causes such as rainforest protection, Organic farming, permaculture, animal rights and so on - the frequent embracing of animal rights by Neopagans stands sharpy at odds with historic European Paganism, in which animal sacrifice was all but universal.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /cgi-bin/encyclopedia.pl?p=Neopagan   (3206 words)

  
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Neopaganism (sometimes Neo-Paganism) is a heterogeneous group of religions established as a revival of mainly European Paganism, which was once largely extinct.
Druidry is one of the Neopaganism family of religions.
Neopagans as a faith community have occasionally retaliated with half serious language games such as the Wiccan terms "cowan" and "mundane"--the latter originally and correctly a term from science fiction fandom--(not to mention growing use of the word "muggle"...) to describe a non-Wiccan.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/n/ne/neopaganism.html   (3023 words)

  
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Neopaganism was and still is a religious movement that counters many of the ideologies and beliefs within society's mainstream religions.
Neopaganism: This is a group of religions which are attempted re-constructions of ancient Pagan religions.
In Triumph of the Moon, Hutton argues that neopaganism is eclectic and protean.
www.lycos.com /info/neopaganism--religions.html   (515 words)

  
 Neopaganism Encyclopedia Articles @ InnerMan.com (Inner Man)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Neopaganism proper begins only with 18th century Romanticism, and the surge of interest in Germanic paganism with the Viking revival in the British Isles and Scandinavia.
Since many Neopagans take a rather undogmatic religious stance, and sometimes see no one as having authority to deem a source "apocryphal", Neopaganism has been notably prone to fakelore, especially in recent years, as information and misinformation alike have been spread on the Internet and in published mediums.
A common claim in Neopaganism is that "a religion without a Goddess is halfway to atheism", which can partially explain the attitude which sometimes manifests as the veneration of women.
www.innerman.com /encyclopedia/Neopaganism   (3291 words)

  
 Neopaganism - The Mind-N-Magick Paganpedia
Neopagan duo-theistic philosophies tend to emphasise the God and Goddess' (or Lord and Lady's) genders as being analogous of a concept similar to that of the oriental yin and yang; ie, two complementary opposites.
The term "Neopagan" is used by academics and adherents alike to denote those Pagan traditions which are largely modern in origin, or which are conceived as reconstructions of ancient practices.
Some critics claim that Neopagans cannot legitimately be considered practitioners of any "true" Pagan religion, citing that in the history of ideas it is understood that revivals are not identical to their models: e.g., Roman sculpture compared to the neoclassicism of, for example, Antonio Canova.
paganpedia.mind-n-magick.com /wiki/index.php?title=Neopaganism   (5199 words)

  
 Neopaganism - Gurupedia
Neopaganism is considered an "Earth-based" or "Nature-based" religion because it holds the Earth and all of Nature to be sacred.
A sect within Neopaganism is sometimes referred to as a "tradition." There are many traditions within the larger world of Neopaganism, most of which are identified according to the pantheon they work with, or the founder of the tradition.
Neopagans claim to have experienced discrimination in the United States based on misunderstanding of their faith, and in some cases this is certainly true.
www.gurupedia.com /n/ne/neopaganism.htm   (3020 words)

  
 Neopaganism - Cats Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the USA, Wicca is the largest Neopagan movement, and while itself heterogeneous, many adherents share a body of common precepts, including a reverence for nature or active ecology, Goddess and/or Horned God veneration, use of ancient mythologies, the belief in "magick," and often the belief in reincarnation.
The term "Neopagan" is used by academics and adherents alike to denote those Pagan traditions which are largely modern in origin, or which are conceived as reconstructions of ancient practices.
Some critics claim that Neopagans cannot legitimately be considered practitioners of any "true" Pagan religion, citing that in the history of ideas it is understood that revivals are not identical to their models: e.g., Roman sculpture compared to the neoclassicism of, for example, Antonio Canova.
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 Germanic Neopaganism - The Mind-N-Magick Paganpedia
Germanic neopaganism is the modern revival of historical Germanic paganism.
Germanic Neopagan organizations generally favor democratic and republican forms of church government, as inspired by the parliamentary Things of the Viking era and subsequent parliamentary systems of Britain and the Scandinavian countries.
Neopagan societies have been formed since the 1970s, but most take the role of a loose federation and do not require committed membership comparable to a church.
paganpedia.mind-n-magick.com /wiki/index.php?title=Germanic_Neopaganism   (3450 words)

  
 Ankerberg Theological Research Institute - The John Ankerberg Show
Neopagans are free to worship any gods and goddesses, ancient or modern, from the East or West.
Adler suggests that neopagans might be considered "duotheists," though feminist witches are often monotheists, worshiping the goddess as the one god (ibid., 35, 112).
Not all neopagans are feminists, nor are all feminists neopagan.
www.johnankerberg.org /Articles/Halloween/halloween-neopaganism.htm   (2707 words)

  
 Germanic Neopaganism - WiccanWeb.ca   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The total number of Neopagans worldwide is estimated at roughly one million [10] [11], of which about a third each are located in the UK, the USA, and over the rest of the world.
Celtic Neopaganism is more widespread than Germanic traditions in the UK, so that including individuals not organized in societies, the worldwide number of people identifying in some way with Asatru or Germanic Neopaganism may range at roughly a hundred thousand.
Some Neopagan organizations in Germany in particular have a relationship to Ariosophy, Occultism and Neo-Nazi ideology, such as the Armanen-Orden in the tradition of Karl Maria Willigut.
www.wiccanweb.ca /wiki/index.php/Germanic_Neopaganism   (3379 words)

  
 what is neopaganism?
In adopting a positive use of the term "Pagan," Neopagans are referencing its original meaning from the Latin which meant "rustic folk" or "follower of the old-ways" and do not mean to give the impression that their code of ethics is of any lower caliber than those of the other, "mainstream", western religions.
Quite to the contrary, Neopaganism's very identity as a "nature-religion" reflects its desire to repair the damage done by the unethical ecological politics of mainstream western religion whose ethics have largely dwelt somewhere between "laissez-faire" and the principles of active exploitation.
Neopagans recognize that to believe in Satan, one must therefore accept the basic elements of the Christian world-view; in other words: to be a Satanist, or even to believe in Satan, one must BE a Christian.
www.sassafrasgrove.org /neopagan.htm   (699 words)

  
 Introduction to Neopaganism - ADF Neopagan Druidism
Neopaganism refers to those religions created since 1960 or so which have attempted to blend what their founders perceived as the best aspects of different types of Paleo-paganism with modern 'Aquarian Age' ideals, while consciously striving to eliminate as much as possible of the traditional Western monotheism and dualism.
Fully polytheistic Neopagan traditions and groups usually acknowledge the existence of many deities (that being part of polytheism), but choose to work with certain ones for certain specific reasons (such as season or time of year, requests to deities for assistance in certain areas, etc.).
Neopagans today usually have special rituals on each of these days as well Wiccans intertwine their God and Goddess with the cycles of nature -and the wheel of the year, with the Goddess represented as the earth and the God represented as the sun} her consort.
www.adf.org /about/intro-to-neopaganism.html   (2157 words)

  
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Neopaganism is `religious' in the etymological sense of `re ligare', to rebind (to roots, to strengths, to the basics of things), and it deals with mythology and the realm of the `spiritual'.
First, many neopagans are philosophical agnostics or even atheists; there is a tendency to regard `the gods' as Jungian archetypes or otherwise in some sense created by and dependent on human belief, and thus naturally plural and observer-dependent.
Politically, neopagans are distributed about the same as the general population, except that whether liberal or conservative they tend to be more individualist and less conformist and moralistic than average.
www.catb.org /~esr/faqs/paganism.txt   (2450 words)

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