Contested Meanings: Earth Religion Practitioners and the Everyday
Keywords:Neo-Paganism, earth religion, traditional cultures,
AbstractIn many ‘traditional’ cultures, religion and magic are not easily separated from people’s everyday existence. Today, an increasing number of people within North America are drawn to some form of earth-centred spirituality, whether as solitary practitioners or members of Neopagan circles, Wicca covens, Heathen kindreds or Druid groves. For many of these people, religion and spirituality do not form a closed category of their experience: they inform, and are formed by, events of their lives as distinct or diverse as childbirth, gardening, social protest, sexual expression, and everyday occupations of work and leisure
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