Tagarchief: paganism

Review: The Gods Within

Describes the how and why of using evocations. The aim is to evoke feelings, images and ideas from within the psyche of the individual”.And 15 different Graeco-Roman, Egyptian and Celtic gods and goddesses are reviewed. Lees verder

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Review: Lifting the Veil

A book written to fill an existing gap in the currently available knowledge on trance, prophesy, deity-possession, and mediumship within the neo-Pagan and Wiccan communities. Lees verder

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Review: Wicca – History, Belief, and Community in Modern Pagan Witchcraft

Divided into three parts Doyle White briefly covers Wiccan History from the origins to the present day. Notable authors and practitioners are discussed as well as the impact of the social movements; Wiccan theology, ritual practice and Rites of Passage and so on and the Wiccan community and culture. Lees verder

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Review: Llewellyn’s 2016 Witches’ Companion

Two articles per month and four extra give Wiccans and other Pagans food for thought on contemporary issues for the full year 2016. Lees verder

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Paganism as a cultural phenomenon in Europe

People have difficulties in defining religion. It is even more difficult to define a pagan religion. The very term paganism is also very unclear. Morgana wrote a paper discussing paganism as a cultural phenomenon. Lees verder

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Review: Celebrating Planet Earth

In this book some of the ‘urban myths’ are dispelled between (neo) pagans and Christians. Discussed are major attributes of both paths and how we perceive each other. Can Christians and Pagans engage in shared ritual? An ‘interfaith experiment’ suggests they can. Lees verder

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The Collective Individual

Two major paradoxes in Wicca are that it strives towards a ‘group’ feeling when it is basically a path of individual development, and that it is supposedly concerned with a mystical (read esoteric) path when many aspects seem to be becoming exoteric and public. Lees verder

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Review: Walking the Old Ways

This book presents various ways of conceptualizing Paganism in contemporary (Middle) Europe and offers some possible answers to the question: where will the Old Ways lead us in the future? Lees verder

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Saint Agatha: A Feast of Lights in Basque Folklore

In the Basque Country – even though St. Brigid is present as well – the attention in the first period of Spring is focused on Saint Agathe, patroness of the Basque Country. Lees verder

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Review: Essays in Contemporary Paganism

Twelve Pagan writers from across the globe wrote an essay about a contemporary theme. Varying from parenting to polytheism, from mysticism to the internet, and from being a Pagan in urban London to the sacred landscapes of Australia. Lees verder

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