List of Modern pagan movements

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Modern paganism (also known as Neopaganism or "contemporary paganism") encompasses a wide range of religious groups and individuals. These may include old occult groups, those that follow a New Age approach, those that try to reconstruct old ethnic religions, and followers of the religion of Wicca. For organizations, the founding year is given in brackets.

Early movements[edit]

Druids celebrating at Stonehenge.

Pre-World War II Neopagan or proto-Neopagan groups, growing out of occultism and/or Romanticism (Viking revival, Celtic revival, etc).

Witchcraft[edit]

Main articles: Wicca and Contemporary witchcraft

Wicca originated in 1940s Britain and became the mainstream of Neopaganism in the United States in the 1970s. There are two core traditions of Wicca which originated in Britain, Gardnerian and Alexandrian, which are sometimes referred to as British Traditional Wicca. From these two arose several other variant traditions. Wicca has also inspired a great number of other witchcraft traditions in Britain, Europe and the United States, most of which base their beliefs and practices on Wicca. Many movements are influenced by the Movement of the Goddess, and New Age and feminist worldviews.

Wicca[edit]

A Wiccan ritual altar.

Other[edit]

New Age, Eclectic or Syncretic[edit]

Ethnic[edit]

Further information: Polytheistic reconstructionism

Germanic[edit]

Main article: Germanic Neopaganism

Celtic[edit]

Main article: Celtic Neopaganism

Italic[edit]

Other European[edit]

Ritual at the Temple of Garni, in Armenia.

Ancient Near East[edit]

See also[edit]

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