Neo-Paganism

Neo-paganisn has undergone an extensive revivial since the middle of the 20th century. As the role of the Christian church in the west has come under repeated intellectual attack and questioning, many people have looked towards pre-Christian folk roots for alternative expressions of spirituality.

One of the biggest areas is Wicca, which is essentially a reinvention – instituted and popularised by Gerald Gardner – of the practice of witchcraft. It is from Gardner that all major Wiccan traditions are originally derivative.

Gardner himself has been variously criticised, not least for highly romanticising the tradition away from its actual traditional roots. Regardless, Wicca itself continues to grow in popularity, especially in Europe and the USA, as an alternative route of worship of the Divine from mainstream Christianity.

NEW: Mesopotamia

Explore the ancient writings of Mesopotamia, with our newly hosted texts from Sumer and Babylon. Also added are comparative studies of Sumerian and Assyrian legend in comparison to the Old Testament - all at the new Mesopotamia section.

 

FORUM: Past Lives

Have we all lived before? Are any of us capable of remembering past life experiences? Join in at our forum for this discussion: Past Lives.