Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various religious movements arising chiefly in the United Kingdom and the United States in the late 1900s that combine worship of pagan nature deities, particularly of the earth, with benign witchcraft.

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  • proper noun A modern or revived form of paganism; modern pagan religion.

Etymologies

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From neo- and paganism, or from neo-pagan and -ism.

Examples

  • Renaissance Neopaganism was expressed everywhere, from frescoes to philosophy, but the garden, with its grottoes, statues, and greenery, not to mention its metamorphic implications, holds pride of place.

    Erik Davis: On The Road 2: Italian Garden Magic | Disinformation

  • Neopaganism and its cultural backgrounds, are the most notable examples of this kind of postchristian new religious movements.

    "Postchristianity" and the Future of Unitarian Universalism in North America

  • Neopaganism and its cultural backgrounds, are the most notable examples of this kind of postchristian new religious movements.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Also in North America, Europe, and elsewhere, there has been a resurgence of Animism in the form of Neopaganism with an estimated one million followers.

    Religion, nature and environmentalism

  • A few more lines of development to add o Interaction with Nature Kingdoms: Neopaganism, Shamanism, New Age o Interaction with Subtle Realms: Tantra, Hermetic occultism, Shamanism, etc o Pleasure / Ananda: Tantra, Taoist sexual yoga o Transformation of Matter: Lurianic Kabbalah, Aurobindo and the Mother o etc. but you seem to have covered the main ones.

    Integral Transformational Practice

  • But then if you say the same thing about Neopaganism, and that Humanism is still the majority, then somebody will say that you are marginalizing Earth-centered spirituality and slamming diversity.

    Philocrites: Knock, knock, knocking on Mark Oppenheimer.

  • This strange church, one of the earliest extant buildings in which the Neopaganism of the Renaissance showed itself in full force, brings together before our memory two men who might be chosen as typical in their contrasted characters of the transitional age which gave them birth.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete Series I, II, and III

  • This strange church, one of the earliest extant buildings in which the Neopaganism of the Renaissance showed itself in full force, brings together before our memory two men who might be chosen as typical in their contrasted characters of the transitional age which gave them birth.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series

  • Winter solstice celebrations of Christianity, Judaism, Neopaganism ...

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • In comparison with the other spiritual groups I have experientially analyzed on the Bonewits Cult Danger scale in Modern Religions, HAI is most definitely in the favorable / beneficial spiritual group category, surpassed only by my experiences of Neopaganism and the Omega Retreat Center.

    FACTnet

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