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Neopaganism
Modern Paganism, also known as Contemporary Paganism[1] and Neopaganism,[2] is a collective term for new religious movements influenced by or claiming to be derived from the various historical pagan beliefs of pre-modern Europe, North Africa
North Africa
and the Near East. Although they do share similarities, contemporary Pagan religious movements are diverse, and no single set of beliefs, practices or texts are shared by them all.[3] Most academics studying the phenomenon have treated it as a movement of different religions, whereas a minority instead characterise it as a single religion into which different Pagan faiths fit as denominations
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Neo-Pagan (other)
Neo-Pagan is an adept of Modern Paganism. Neo-Pagan or Neopagan may also refer to:Neopagan, a 2006 album by Paolo RustichelliSee also[edit]Heathen (other) Pagan (other)This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Neo-Pagan. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the inten
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Indigenous Religions
In religious studies, an ethnic religion (or indigenous religion) is a religion associated with a particular ethnic group. Ethnic religions are often distinguished from religions which claim to not be limited in ethnic or national scope, such as Christianity
Christianity
or Islam.[1] Ethnic religions are not only independent religions. Some localised denominations of global religions are practised solely by certain ethnic groups
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Idolatry
Idolatry
Idolatry
literally means the worship of an "idol", also known as a cult image, in the form of a physical image, such as a statue or icon.[1][2][3] In Abrahamic religions, namely Christianity, Islam
Islam
and Judaism, idolatry connotes the worship of something or someone other than God
God
as if it were God
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Superstition
Superstition
Superstition
is a pejorative term for any belief or practice that is considered irrational: for example, if it arises from ignorance, a misunderstanding of science or causality, a positive belief in fate or magic, or fear of that which is unknown
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Nature Religion
A nature religion is a religious movement that believes nature and the natural world is an embodiment of divinity, sacredness or spiritual power.[1] Nature
Nature
religions include indigenous religions practiced in various parts of the world by cultures who consider the environment to be imbued with spirits and other sacred entities. It also includes contemporary Pagan faiths which are primarily concentrated in Europe and North America. The term "nature religion" was first coined by the American religious studies scholar Catherine Albanese, who used it in her work Nature Religion in America: From the Algonkian Indians to the New Age (1991) and later went on to use it in other studies
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Freyr
Freyr
Freyr
(Old Norse: Lord), sometimes anglicized as Frey, is a widely attested god associated with sacral kingship, virility and prosperity, with sunshine and fair weather, and pictured as a phallic fertility god in Norse mythology. Freyr
Freyr
is said to "bestow peace and pleasure on mortals." Freyr, sometimes referred to as Yngvi-Freyr, was especially associated with Sweden
Sweden
and seen as an ancestor of the Swedish royal house. In the Icelandic books the Poetic Edda
Poetic Edda
and the Prose Edda, Freyr
Freyr
is presented as one of the Vanir, the son of the sea god Njörðr, as well as the twin brother of the goddess Freyja. The gods gave him Álfheimr, the realm of the Elves, as a teething present
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Ethnic Group
An ethnic group or ethnicity is a category of people who identify with each other, usually on the basis of a presumed common genealogy or ancestry or on similarities such as common language or dialect, history, society, culture or nation.[1][2] Ethnicity is often used synonymously with the term nation, particularly in cases of ethnic nationalism, and is separate from but related to the concept of races. Ethnicity is usually an inherited status based on the society in which one lives. Membership of an ethnic group tends to be defined by a shared cultural heritage, ancestry, origin myth, history, homeland, language or dialect, symbolic systems such as religion, mythology and ritual, cuisine, dressing style, art or physical appearance. Ethnic groups often continue to speak related languages and share a similar gene pool
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Ethnology
Ethnology
Ethnology
(from the Greek: ἔθνος, ethnos meaning "nation")[1] is the branch of anthropology that compares and analyzes the characteristics of different peoples and the relationships between them (compare cultural, social, or sociocultural anthropology).[2]Contents1 Scientific discipline 2 Scholars 3 See also 4 References 5 Bibliography 6 External linksScientific discipline[edit] Further information: Ethnicity Compared to ethnography, the study of single groups through direct contact with the cu
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Slavic Languages
The Slavic languages
Slavic languages
(also called Slavonic languages) are the Indo-European languages
Indo-European languages
spoken by the Slavic peoples. They are thought to descend from a proto-language called Proto-Slavic spoken during the Early Middle Ages, which in turn is thought to have descended from the earlier Proto-Balto-Slavic language, linking the Slavic languages
Slavic languages
to the Baltic languages
Baltic languages
in a Balto-Slavic group within the Indo-European family. The Slavic languages
Slavic languages
are divided intro three subgroups: East, West, and South, which together constitute more than twenty languages
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Michael York (religious Studies Scholar)
Michael York is a UK-based American Religious Studies
Religious Studies
scholar who specializes in the study of pre-Christian European religion and its relation to contemporary Paganism. In 2003, he published Pagan Theology, in which he put forward the idea that the ancient pre-Christian and pre-Islamic religions of Eurasia, indigenous religions from across the globe, and contemporary Pagan faiths could all be constituted as forms of paganism.Contents1 Personal life 2 Professional commentary 3 Bibliography3.1 Books4 References4.1 Footnotes 4.2 BibliographyPersonal life[edit] Describing his own religious beliefs and his affection for paganism, York remarked that:If I had to name my own denominational predilection, I would say that I am a "religionist." I believe in religion itself and its central role in expanding human consciousness above and beyond immediate daily concerns
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Hinduism
ArtsBharatanatyam Kathak Kathakali Kuchipudi Manipuri Mohiniyattam Odissi Sattriya Bhagavata Mela Yakshagana Dandiya Raas Carnatic musicRites of passageGarbhadhana Pumsavana Simantonayana Jatakarma Namakarana Nishkramana Annaprashana Chudakarana Karnavedha Vidyarambha Upanayana Keshanta Ritushuddhi Samavartana Vivaha AntyeshtiAshrama DharmaAshrama: Brahmacharya Grihastha Vanaprastha SannyasaFestivalsDiwali Holi Shivaratri Navaratri Durga
Durga
Puja Ramlila Vijayadashami-Dussehra


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Abrahamic Religion
The Abrahamic religions, also referred to collectively as Abrahamism, are a group of Semitic-originated religious communities of faith that claim descent from the practices of the ancient Israelites
Israelites
and the worship of the God
God
of Abraham. The term derives from a figure from the Bible
Bible
known as Abraham.[1] Abrahamic religion
Abrahamic religion
was able to spread globally through Christianity
Christianity
being adopted by the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
in the 4th century and Islam
Islam
by the Islamic Empire from the 7th century onward
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Shinto
Shinto
Shinto
(神道, Shintō) or kami-no-michi (among other names)[note 1] is the traditional religion of Japan
Japan
that focuses on ritual practices to be carried out diligently to establish a connection between present
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Afro-American Religions
Variations of African Religions in the Americas
Americas
(also known as African diasporic religions or New World traditions) are a number of related religions that developed in the Americas
Americas
in various nations of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the southern United States. They derive from traditional African religions of Africa with some influence from Christianity.Contents1 Characteristics 2 List of traditions 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksCharacteristics[edit] Afro-American religions involve veneration of the dead, and include a creator deity along with a pantheon of divine spirits such as the Orisha, Loa, Nkisi, and Alusi, among others
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Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
is, geographically, the area of the continent of Africa
Africa
that lies south of the Sahara. According to the United Nations, it consists of all African countries that are fully or partially located south of the Sahara.[2] It contrasts with North Africa, whose territories are part of the League of Arab
Arab
states within the Arab world
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