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Pagan and local religion hobbies have sprung up throughout Europe in fresh many years, but little has been released approximately them in comparison with their British and American opposite numbers. notwithstanding all such routine valorize human relationships with nature and embody polytheistic cosmologies, practitioners' ideals, practices, pursuits, and agendas are diversified. usually aspect by way of facet are teams attempting to reconstruct old religions prompted through ethnonationalism-especially in post-Soviet societies-and others attracted through imported traditions, reminiscent of Wicca, Druidry, Goddess Spirituality, and middle Shamanism. Drawing on ethnographic instances, individuals discover the interaction of neo-nationalistic and neo-colonialist impulses in modern Paganism, displaying how those impulses play out, intersect, collide, and transform.

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