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  1. Pagans in a Modern World: What is Neopaganism?

    ... Modern Paganism borrows and adapts practices from ancient pagan beliefs, along with contemporary religious thought.  Modern ... Modern Paganism borrows and adapts practices from ancient pagan beliefs, along with contemporary religious thought. It may be said that ...

    dhwty - 11/03/2017 - 18:58

  2. The Pagan Wheel of the Year: What Elaborate Rituals and Events Mark this Sacred Cycle?

    ... rather than religious, experts expect eco-friendly pagan movements will continue to grow. Already there are perhaps a million ... rather than religious, experts expect eco-friendly pagan movements will continue to grow. Already there are perhaps a million ... in the environmentally aware celebrations, a major pagan holiday is on April 30/May 1. Beltane (also known as Celtic May Day) ...

    Kerry Sullivan - 13/04/2017 - 14:08

  3. Secrets of Magic in Modern Paganism Revealed

    ... these best suits him / her. Representation of a Pagan ritual. Source: Paul Stevenson/ CC BY 2.0 Popular Definitions ... One of the most common ways of understanding Modern Pagan magic is that it is the ‘Art of Causation’. Aleister Crowley, the ...

    dhwty - 28/05/2017 - 14:03

  4. Return of the Ancient Gods: The Resurgence of Paganism

    ... Among modern Pagans, there are two approaches to reviving pagan practices. One is eclecticism or syncretism, in which elements of ... nature and human psychology.” Denmark too completed a pagan temple dedicated to Odin for the first time in a millennium in 2016. ...

    Caleb Strom - 10/07/2018 - 22:25

  5. The Age of Confusion: Mass Manipulation & Propaganda - Part One

    Ancient Origins is dedicated to breaking through the miasma of encrusted misconceptions that stand between any researcher and the truth concerning our real origins. Books such as 'Forbidden Archeology' and many others have recently emerged to clear the clutter of assumptions made by tenured establishment scholars with certain agendas.

    susan - 22/09/2013 - 13:23

  6. Beasts of the Pagan Wild Man Ritual Come in All Shapes and Sizes

    The wild man is a creature found in various pagan traditions across Europe. Generally speaking, a wild man is a man dressed up in a beast-like costume for certain pagan rituals, which were normally aimed at providing protection from evil ...

    dhwty - 16/10/2017 - 14:00

  7. The true meaning of Paganism

    ... tell, it wasn't until the Late Roman Empire that the term "pagan" began to be used instead, as it was an easy way to lump all the ... a clever strategy by the early Christians to remove the "pagan" faiths altogether.  Using the Norse traditions as an example, the ...

    Riley Winters - 09/11/2014 - 00:53

  8. UK's First Pagan Burial Site In Over 5000 Years Is Hit For ‘Business Rates’. Is it Religious Discrimination?

    ... as ‘places of worship’ but in the case of Mr Daw’s Pagan long barrow burial, well, it is being treated as a “commercial storage ... for ancient pagans.” Mr Daw (left) and a Pagan at the opening ceremony of the long barrow. ( The Long Barrow ) ...

    ashley cowie - 04/12/2018 - 13:56

  9. Faith or Economy? Why Pagan Religions Lost Their Position in Europe

    ... Even though there are hundreds of thousands of followers of pagan religions, the old beliefs haven't survived enough to be included in the ... Clandestine and secret Christian communities existed in the Pagan Rus' long before its final Christianization. First Christians in Kiev by ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 06/08/2016 - 00:46

  10. Neopagans in Iceland Will Build the First Temple to Thor and Odin in 1000 Years

    ... Although there are certainly aspects of the Pagan beliefs of the past in the neopagan belief system, there is also a modern ...

    Alicia McDermott - 11/07/2018 - 18:47

  11. Capela do Senhor da Pedra: The Pagan Origins of the Chapel of the Lord of Stone

    ... giant boulder jutting into the sea was the site of ancient pagan worship where rituals were once performed, and today, neopagans continue ... Prior to the building of the Capela do Senhor da Pedra, a pagan temple stood on the rock, indicating that the site was ritually ...

    dhwty - 02/05/2015 - 22:39

  12. Why is Odin the New God of Choice for White Supremacists?

    ... who had heard the old tales. Yet in writing down the pagan beliefs, the scribes needed to understand it first; the only way to do ... Davidson, H.R. Elllis. 1988. Myths and Symbols of Pagan Europe: early Scandinavia and Celtic religions. Syracuse University ...

    ancient-origins - 15/08/2017 - 23:00

  13. Was the Emperor Constantine a True Christian or Was He a Secret Pagan?

    ... had special privileges. He also extended many benefits to pagan priests who became Christian ministers. For example, they received ... Agreement Across Faiths With his decree many pagan temples were destroyed. For example, he ordered the damage of the Temple ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 26/03/2016 - 21:03

  14. The Heathen Hof: Resurrecting a Germanic Pagan Temple

    ... A heathen hof, also referred to as a Germanic pagan temple, is the name given to a place of worship in the Germanic religion. ... allow us to have a unique glimpse into the world of the pagan Germanic belief system. What’s a ‘Hof’? The word ‘hof’ is ...

    dhwty - 27/12/2017 - 22:48

  15. Christian Basilica, and now Possibly a Roman Pagan Temple Found in a Turkish Lake

    ... built on top of an even greater treasure, an older Roman pagan temple dedicated to the sun god Apollo. The foundations of a ... built on top of an even greater treasure, an older Roman pagan temple dedicated to the sun god Apollo. Mustafa Şahin, the head of ...

    ashley cowie - 06/09/2018 - 01:42

  16. Archaeologists Discover a 3,200-Year-Old Pagan Ritual Hall in Israel

    ... Israel have announced the discovery of three millennia-old pagan ritual evidence, which supports the hypothesis of pagan worship at Tel Burna back then. Experts suggest that the new finds could ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 24/08/2017 - 01:55

  17. The Royal Mounds of Gamla Uppsala, Ancient Pagan Site of Sweden

    ... Gamla Uppsala (meaning ‘Old Uppsala’) in Sweden as a pagan site where a temple dedicated to Thor, Odin and Freyr stood. Adam wrote ... there and of the temple itself. Gamla Uppsala’s Pagan Past The temple, adorned with a golden chain, was said to be a place ...

    dhwty - 11/10/2018 - 03:13

  18. Women Without Virtue Need Not Apply! The Medieval Nine Worthy Women

    ... male counterparts and were not always divided along the same Pagan-Jewish-Christian rubric either, but they generally represented what was ... embody these chivalric values in their behavior. The Pagan and Christian worthies that were historical figures were embellished to ...

    Caleb Strom - 11/02/2017 - 14:02

  19. Burials uncovered in Ireland reflect fusion of Paganism and Christianity

    ... have uncovered ancient burials that reflect a fusion of Pagan practices with Christianity . Although it was initially believed that ... Ireland’. The circumstances of the burial reflect both Pagan and Christian influences. Following the Christian tradition, the bodies ...

    aprilholloway - 21/02/2014 - 01:15

  20. Pagan God Caught in River by Fisherman Confirmed as Being up to 4,200 Years-old and Unique

    ... Worldwide: Lost Symbol of an Ancient Global Religion? Pagan Gods and the naming of the days Neo-pagans are building a temple ... they are said to be stylistically similar to the fisherman's pagan god, which is now on display at Tisul History Museum. 'Our figurine ...

    ancient-origins - 19/09/2016 - 21:51