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Jenny Butler
Ritual Year 3: The Ritual Year and History
The Neo-Pagan Ritual Year and Historical Reinterpretations
2008
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Irish Paganism Irish Neopaganism Neo-Paganism Ireland Neo-Pagan History History Paganism History Neopaganism Historical Reinterpretation Pagan Festivals
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This paper addresses the mechanism of historical reinterpretation at work in neo-pagan culture by examining the neo-pagan ritual year and the ways in which celebrations of festivals draw on particular interpretations of historical religious observance. The relationship between the neo-pagan movement and historical paganism (i.e. pre-Christian indigenous religion) is also analysed.
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