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- n. Alternative spelling of Neopaganism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Revived or new paganism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A revival or reproduction of paganism.
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As for paganism (or "neopaganism," as the modern practice is called) some scholars also see an open-source ethos built directly into its foundation.
You have still suggested that, as a Norse Neopagan, I should be prevented from being a foster parent (I would note that I am also an advocate of reviving animal sacrifice within Norse neopaganism).
A "back to the roots" theme has been observed in recent sf: going back to the countryside, the rise of neopaganism, themes such as man alone in nature, gods of nature, and such.
You have still suggested that, as a Norse Neopagan, I should be prevented from being a foster parent I would note that I am also an advocate of reviving animal sacrifice within Norse neopaganism.
After seven years as a very part-time adjunct, I'm still amused by how irked my students are by all the things I don't know, examples of which have included medieval embroidery, Celtic languages, metallurgy, neopaganism, Scottish history, regional developments in medieval agriculture, and the 40 most recent fantasy novels about Arthur and Guenevere.
At the curia, he was close to the Roman Academy, which had a reputation for neopaganism.
Faced with rising neopaganism, the decadency of customs in Rome and Florence, it was enough to ask that people follow the Gospel to be branded as severe censors.
It may be that neopaganism's appeal around the edges of Unitarian Universalism — see, for example, Sharon Hwang Colligan's provocative argument that UU "churches" are merely fronts for the real religion of the pagan "circle worship" — is rooted in the simple fact that many people expect a religion to offer an alternative to mainstream culture, and neopaganism does.
In neopaganism, the spring and autumn equinoxes are called Ostara and Mabon, respectively, although these names are modern in origin and don't correspond to any ancient festivals.
This is one of the reasons neopaganism is a really, really good idea.