List of Neopagan movements

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Ukrainian temple of the RUNVira in Spring Glen, New York.

Modern paganism, also known as "contemporary" or "neopagan", 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 pagan religion of Wicca.

Early movements[edit]

Neo-druids celebrating at Stonehenge.

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

Witchcraft[edit]

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]

Germanic[edit]

Heathenism (also Heathenry, or Greater Heathenry), is a blanket term for the whole Germanic Neopagan movement. Various currents and denominations have arisen over the years within it.

Celtic[edit]

The Druid Order Ceremony at Tower Hill, London on the Spring Equinox of 2010

Italic[edit]

Baltic[edit]

Members of the Lithuanian Romuva perform a ceremony in front of the Monument of Gediminas, in Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • Dievturība (Latvian)
    • Community of Latvian Dievturi (1926–early 1930s)
    • Congregation of Latvian Dievturi (1927–1940)
    • Latvian Church Dievturi (1971)
    • Congregation of Latvian Dievturi (1990)
  • Lithuanian neopaganism (Romuva)

Slavic[edit]

The community of the Union of Slavic Native Belief Communities celebrating Mokosh, Russia.

Uralic[edit]

Caucasian[edit]

Other European[edit]

Ritual at the Temple of Garni, in Armenia.

Turko-Mongolic[edit]

Tengrist temple of the Sülde Tngri in the town of Uxin Banner in Inner Mongolia, China.
  • Aar Aiyy Faith (Yakut: Аар Айыы итэҔэлэ) (1996)[1]
  • Aiyy Faith (Yakut: Айыы итэҔэлэ), former Kut-Siur (1990)[1]
  • Aiyy Tangara Faith (Yakut: Айыы Таҥара итэҔэлэ) (2019)[2]
  • Burkhanism/Ak Jang (Altay: Ак Jаҥ) (1904)
  • International Fund of Tengri Research (Russian: Международный Фонд Исследования Тенгри) (2011)[1]
  • Mongolian shamanism/Tengerism (Mongolian: Бөө мөргөл/Тэнгэризм)
    • Heaven's Dagger[3]
    • Mongolian Shamans' Association (Golomt Tuv)[3][4]
      • Circle of Tengerism (Mongolian shamanic association of America)[4]
      • Golomt Center for Shamanist Studies[3]
    • Samgaldai Center (Mongolian: Хаант Тэнгэрийн Самгалдай)
  • Tengir Ordo (Kyrgyz: Теңир Ордо) (2005)
  • Vattisen Yaly (Chuvash: Ваттисен йăли)
    • Chuvash National Congress (Chuvash: Чăваш наци конгресĕ) (1989–1992)
    • Chuvash Traditional Faith Organization "Tura" (Russian: Организация традиционной веры чувашей "Тура") (1995)[1]

Canarian[edit]

Semitic[edit]

Kemetic[edit]

American[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Popov, Igor (2016). "Тюрко-монгольские религии (тенгрианство)" [Turko-Mongolic Religions (Tengrism)]. Справочник всех религиозных течений и объединений в России [The Reference Book on All Religious Branches and Communities in Russia] (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-11-23.
  2. ^ "First Tengrian religious organization registered" (in Russian). International Fund of Tengri Research. 2019-04-22. Retrieved 2019-11-23.
  3. ^ a b c Balogh, Matyas (2010). "Contemporary shamanisms in Mongolia". Asian Ethnicity. 11 (2): 229–38. doi:10.1080/14631361003779489.
  4. ^ a b Schlehe, Judith (2004). "Shamanism in Mongolia and in New Age Movements". In Rasuly-Paleczek, Gabriele (ed.). Central Asia on Display: Proceedings of the VIIth Conference of the European Society for Central Asian Studies. 1. Vienna: Lit Verlag. pp. 283–96. ISBN 3-8258-8309-4.

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