Contemporary Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Europe: Colonialist and Nationalist Impulses

Pagan and Native Faith movements have sprung up across Europe in recent decades, yet little has been published about them compared with their British and American counterparts. Though all such movements valorize human relationships with nature and embrace polytheistic cosmologies, practitioners'...

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Contributors: Rountree, Kathryn (herausgeberin, Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
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Published: New York, NY [publisher not identified] 2015
Edition:1st edition
Series/Journal:EASA Series 26
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Summary:Pagan and Native Faith movements have sprung up across Europe in recent decades, yet little has been published about them compared with their British and American counterparts. Though all such movements valorize human relationships with nature and embrace polytheistic cosmologies, practitioners' beliefs, practices, goals, and agendas are diverse. Often side by side are groups trying to reconstruct ancient religions motivated by ethnonationalism-especially in post-Soviet societies-and others attracted by imported traditions, such as Wicca, Druidry, Goddess Spirituality, and Core Shamanism. Drawing on ethnographic cases, contributors explore the interplay of neo-nationalistic and neo-colonialist impulses in contemporary Paganism, showing how these impulses play out, intersect, collide, and transform
List of Figures -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Context is Everything: Plurality and Paradox in Contemporary European Paganisms -- Kathryn Rountree -- Chapter 1. Sami Neo-shamanism in Norway: Colonial Grounds, Ethnic Revival and Pagan Pathways -- Siv Ellen Kraft -- Chapter 2. It's Not Easy Being Apolitical: Reconstruction and Eclecticism in Danish Asatro -- Matthew H. Amster -- Chapter 3. Modern Heathenism in Sweden: A Case Study in the Creation of a Traditional Religion -- Fredrik Gregorius -- Chapter 4. The Brotherhood of Wolves, Czech Republic: From Ásatrú to Primitivism -- Kamila Velkoborská -- Chapter 5. Soviet-era Discourse and Siberian Shamanic Revivalism: How Area Spirits Speak through Academia -- Eleanor Peers -- Chapter 6. In Search of Genuine Religion: The Contemporary Estonian MaausulisedMovement and Nationalist Discourse -- Ergo-Hart Västrik -- Chapter 7. Emerging Identity Marketsof Contemporary Pagan Ideologies in Hungary -- Tamás Szilágyi -- Chapter 8. Hot, Strange, Völkish, Cosmopolitan: Native Faith and Neopagan Witchcraft in Berlin's Changing Urban Context -- Victoria Hegner -- Chapter 9. Paganism in Ireland: Syncretic Processes, Identity and a Sense of Place -- Jenny Butler -- Chapter 10. On the Sticks and Stones of the Greencraft Temple in Flanders: Balancing Global and Local Heritage in Wicca -- Léon van Gulik -- Chapter 11. Iberian Paganism: Goddess Spirituality in Spain and Portugal and the Quest for Authenticity -- Anna Fedele -- Chapter 12. Bellisama and Aradia: Paganism Re-emerges in Italy -- Francesca Ciancimino Howell -- Chapter 13. Authenticity and Invention in the Quest for a Modern Maltese Paganism -- Kathryn Rountree -- Notes on Contributors -- Index --
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ISBN:1782386475