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Book: Pagan Religions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 32. Can a Person have Pagan Beliefs without being Pagan?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.45499


The presence of Pagan beliefs in modern non-Pagan contexts challenges the idea that they are cultural relics and how current beliefs often mix cultural influences, including significant pre-Christian elements. There are beliefs and practices, such as the notions of ghosts and luck, that share roots with pre-Christian traditions. The concept of "Popular Frazerism," where individuals engage in practices with ancient origins, often without identifying as Pagan, is introduced.

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