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Jenny Butler
2011 Unknown
Ireland's New Religious Movements
Irish Neo-Paganism: Worldview and Identity
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Irish Religion Spirituality Ireland Neo-Paganism Irish Paganism Wicca Druidry Irish New Religious Movements
Ethnographic research into the worldview and ritual practices of the Irish neo-pagan community has provided me with valuable insights and "insider" accounts of what it is like to be an Irish neo-pagan. In my discussion, I examine the use of mythology and Irish cultural symbols as resources utilised in this modern spiritual movement. The connections between the numinous, the natural landscape and social environment often gives rise to creative expression and this paper examines the interconnectedness of landscape, mythology and processes of identity construction in Irish neo-pagan culture.
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