Similarly, the discussion of neo-pagan
elements in Buffy the Vampire Slayer describes the fictitious world's view of Wicca (in which ceremonial magick invokes the aid of supernatural forces) and the characters' acceptance of this path, but makes no attempt to discuss this same religion in the real world.
10) Gregory Price Grieve, "Imagining a Virtual Religious Community: Neo-Pagans
and the Internet".
Wicca is by far the best-known Neo-Pagan
religion, and unfortunately this has led many Neo-Pagans
and scholars of Neo-Paganism to apply the beliefs and practices of Wicca to Neo-Paganism as a whole.
But the worst thing is that this celebration has been identified with neo-pagans
, satanism, and occult worship," said a statement released last Halloween on the Archdiocese of Mexico's website, according to the Associated Press.
Therefore, I incorporated data from studies of Neo-Pagans
in other social science disciplines (such as anthropology and sociology), as well as literature on Paganism and Witchcraft written by practitioners.
Paxson and Williams are not going so far in their cited fictions as to depict God (and neo-pagans
would not depict a single, masculine god anyway), but they are describing spiritual practices and spiritual realms that are similar, despite major dogmatic differences between Trinitarian Christianity and polytheistic paganism.
, as the name suggests, rejected the claim of conventional morals altogether, opting for a spirit more Hellenic than Hebraic.
As Sabina Magliocco points out, about 60% of all Neo-Pagans
This unusually diverse collection of chapters addresses topics ranging from New Age, Wiccans, and Neo-Pagans
to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Moreover, the neo-pagans
talk all the time about tolerance, but their intolerance is boundless.
They're all neo-pagans
, and they deserve a good hard slap.
In returning to the roots of human civilization for her survey of the mythic erotic, Husain has recultivated terrain already rediscovered by other modern harvesters of ancient lore: historic re-enactment enthusiasts, neo-pagans
, folklorists, feminist anthropologists and archaeologists, poets and musicians, artists, and, in more than one sense, lovers of the ancients.