Where would we be without Wicca? (Part 2)

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Without Wicca — and with the influence of esostericism thorough Wicca — Neo-Paganism might outwardly look somewhat different, especially to those of us who came to Neo-Paganism through Wicca or who practice a Wiccanate form of Paganism. But in spite of these differences, there would still be a vibrant and growing Neo-Pagan community, with unique ritual forms and a profound theology — even if Gerald Gardner had never become a witch. [Read more...]

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Where would we be without Wicca? (Part 1)

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While Gerald Gardner’s influence on Neo-Paganism was profound, I think there is good reason to believe that Neo-Paganism would have developed more or less along the same lines without him. In order to reach that conclusion, though, we have to take a look at what other influences led to the Neo-Pagan revival. [Read more...]

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A Brief History of Neo-Paganism

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Neo-Paganism has its roots in the 19th century Romantic movement in England and Germany which saw ancient paganism as an ideological and aesthetic counter to the influence of Western modernity and industrialism. [Read more...]

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12 Reasons You Can’t (only) Call God “Father”

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“They will continue with the radical feminist agenda until they are actually holding hands with witchcraft and worshipping devils. If anyone is skeptical about feminist Christianity’s links with witchcraft they only have to read the feminist texts themselves.” Methinks, the father doth protest too much. [Read more...]

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Global Eco-Paganism Series: Poland

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This is the first in series spotlighting some of the signatories to A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment. Today, we are sharing an interview with Enenna from Poland. [Read more...]

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Why I am joining the First Unitarian Church

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Tomorrow I will become a member of the Unitarian church. This may be shocking to some people who follow my blog, since just over a year ago, I wrote a post here entitled, “The Baby is the Bathwater: Why I haven’t joined the Unitarian church”. In spite of this, tomorrow, on May 31, 2015, I will, without reservation, become a member of First Unitarian Church of Hobart. Here’s why … [Read more...]

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