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Book: Pagan Religions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 67. Is Paganism Make-believe?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.45534


Contemporary Paganism is an inventive spiritual practice. Influential figures like Margaret Murray and Gerald Gardner shaped modern Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism, often using questionable historical evidence. The notion of "Invented Religions" underlines the creative aspect of Paganism, where history, art and personal influences blend to form new paths. Neo-Paganism combines history, myth and art to create a unique spiritual landscape.

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