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Book: Pagan Religions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 70. Are Contemporary Pagan Religions Indicative of a New Form of Religiosity?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.45537


Contemporary Pagan religions have emerged as a new form of religiosity since the 1960s. They strongly emphasise personal experience and incorporate a diverse mix of traditional and modern elements. Pagans value nature, ritual, myth and creativity, often aligning with feminist and LGBTQI+ perspectives. Many see it as a continuation of ancestral religions with an emphasis on continuity and reconstruction.

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