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Federation Of Damanhur
The FEDERATION OF DAMANHUR, often called simply DAMANHUR, is a commune, ecovillage , and spiritual community situated in the Piedmont region of northern Italy
Italy
about 30 miles (50 km) north of the city of Turin
Turin
. It is located in the foothills of the Alps
Alps
in the Chiusella Valley , bordering on the Gran Paradiso National Park. The community has its own constitution and currency, the Credito. Damanhur
Damanhur
is named after the Egyptian city of Damanhur
Damanhur
which was the site of a temple dedicated to Horus
Horus
. It was founded in 1975 by Oberto Airaudi with around 24 followers, and by 2000 the number had grown to 800. The group holds a mix of New Age and neopagan beliefs
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Baltic Neopaganism
BALTIC NEOPAGANISM is a category of autochthonous religious movements which have revitalised within the Baltic people (primarily Lithuanians and Latvians
Latvians
). These movements trace their origins back to the 19th century and they were suppressed under the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
; after its fall they have witnessed a blossoming alongside the national and cultural identity reawakening of the Baltic peoples, both in their homelands and among expatriate Baltic communities. One of the first ideologues of the revival was the Prussian Lithuanian poet and philosopher Vydūnas
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Armenian Neopaganism
ARMENIAN NEOPAGANISM, or HETANISM (Armenian : Հեթանոսութիւն Hetanosutiwn; a cognate word of "Heathenism "), is a Neopagan religion of reconstructionist kind, constituting an ethnic religion of the Armenians
Armenians
. The followers of the movement call themselves HETANS (Armenian : հեթանոս Hetanos, which means "Heathen ", thus "ethnic", each of them being loanwords from the Greek ἔθνος, ethnos) or ARORDI, meaning the CHILDREN OF ARI. The rebirth of Armenian paganism has antecedents in the early 20th century, with the doctrine of Tseghakron (Ցեղակրօն, literally "national religion") of the nationalist politician and political theorist Garegin Nzhdeh
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Dievturība
DIEVTURīBA is a Neopagan religious movement which claims to be a modern revival of the folk religion of the Latvians before Christianization
Christianization
in the 13th century. Adherents call themselves DIEVTURI (singular: DIEVTURIS), literally " Dievs ' keepers", "people who live in harmony with Dievs ". The Dievturi movement was founded in 1925 by Ernests Brastiņš . It was forcibly suppressed by Russian Communists in 1940, but later was revived. Approximately 650 persons are officially active members of Dievturi movement. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Beliefs * 3 Soul complex * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 Resources * 7 External links HISTORY Dievturība
Dievturība
started in 1925 and (as a reconstructionistic movement) is primarily based on Latvian folklore , old folk songs (dainas ) and mythology
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Druwi
DRUWI (Old Prussian word meaning "Faith", cognate to tree; Samogitian : Druwē) is a Baltic ethnic religious revival claiming Old Prussian origins, and mostly present in Lithuania
Lithuania
. Adherents uphold that it is distinct from Romuva , and that Romuva could be considered as a specific form of Druwi. The religion is primarily represented institutionally by the "Kurono Academy of Baltic Priesthood" (Lithuanian : Baltųjų žynių mokykla Kurono) founded in 1995. It trains morally mature men and women from the age of 18, into the Darna, as priests of the Baltic people. Like the Romuvans, they recognise Vydūnas as their founding father. CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 Theory * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links ETYMOLOGYOld Prussian druwi, meaning "belief", is a cognate word of "tree" and "druid ", all stemming from the Indo-European root *deru-, *drew- meaning "tree", "oak tree", "strong", "firm"
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Romuva (religion)
ROMUVA is a contemporary continuation of the traditional ethnic religion of the Baltic peoples , reviving the ancient religious practices of the Lithuanians
Lithuanians
before their Christianization in 1387. Romuva claims to continue living Baltic pagan traditions which survived in folklore and customs. Romuva is a polytheistic pagan faith which asserts the sanctity of nature and has elements of ancestor worship . Practising the Romuva faith is seen by many adherents as a form of cultural pride, along with celebrating traditional forms of art, retelling Baltic folklore, practising traditional holidays, playing traditional Baltic music, singing traditional dainas or hymns and songs as well as ecological activism and stewarding sacred places. The community was organized and led by krivių krivaitis (high priest) Jonas Trinkūnas until his death in 2014
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Zuism
ZUISM is a new Pagan religious movement based on the Sumerian religion , which is officially registered in Iceland
Iceland
where, in late 2015, it came to be adopted as a mass protest against a nationally mandated "parish tax" to support religions. CONTENTS * 1 Theology * 2 Formation and spread * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links THEOLOGY Zu, Imdugud, the thunderbird. Belief and practice of Zuism
Zuism
is based on Sumerian poems, which Zuists sing in their worship services in honour of the universal god An , the earth Ki and lesser forces of nature. The name "Zuism" originates from the Sumerian verb zu meaning "to know", and also refers to the thunder-bird god of wisdom, Zû , servant of Enlil
Enlil

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Wicca
WICCA (English: /ˈwɪkə/ ), also termed PAGAN WITCHCRAFT, is a contemporary Pagan new religious movement . It was developed in England
England
during the first half of the 20th century and was introduced to the public in 1954 by Gerald Gardner , a retired British civil servant . Wicca
Wicca
draws upon a diverse set of ancient pagan and 20th century hermetic motifs for its theological structure and ritual practices. Wicca
Wicca
has no central authority. Its traditional core beliefs, principles and practices were originally outlined in the 1940s and 1950s by Gardner and Doreen Valiente , both in published books as well as in secret written and oral teachings passed along to their initiates. There are many variations on the core structure, and the religion grows and evolves over time
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Church Of Aphrodite
THE CHURCH OF APHRODITE is a Neopagan religious group founded in 1938 by Gleb Botkin (1900–1969), a Russian émigré to the United States. Monotheistic in structure, the Church believes in a singular female Goddess, who is named after the ancient Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite . Having grown up in the Russian Imperial court, Botkin fought in the Russian civil war on the side of the counter-revolutionary forces after his father, a physician to the royal Romanov
Romanov
monarchy, was executed by the Bolshevik government . Fleeing to Long Island
Long Island
in the United States
United States
, he began writing novels and non-fiction books, mostly set in his Russian homeland, before coming to believe in a female divinity and founding the Church of Aphrodite. He won the right to register it as a religious charter in the New York State Supreme Court
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Goddess Movement
The GODDESS MOVEMENT includes spiritual beliefs or practices (chiefly neopagan ) which has emerged predominantly in North America, Western Europe , Australia, and New Zealand in the 1970s. The movement grew as a reaction to perceptions of predominant organized religion as male-dominated , and makes use of goddess worship and a focus on gender and femininity . The Goddess
Goddess
movement is a widespread, non-centralized trend in neopaganism , and therefore has no centralized tenets of belief. Practices vary widely, from the name and number of goddesses worshipped to the specific rituals and rites used to do so. Some, such as Dianic Wicca , exclusively worship female deities, while others do not. Belief systems range from monotheistic to polytheism to pantheistic , encompassing a range of theological variety similar to that in the broader neopagan community
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Neo-Druidism
NEO-DRUIDISM or NEO-DRUIDRY, commonly referred to as DRUIDRY by adherents, is a form of spirituality or religion that generally promotes harmony and worship of nature, and respect for all beings, including the environment. Many forms of modern Druidry are neopagan religions, whereas others are philosophies that are not religious in nature. Originating in Britain during the 18th century, Druidry was originally a cultural movement, only gaining religious or spiritual connotations in the 19th century. The core principle of Druidry is respect and veneration of nature, and as such it often involves participation in the environmental movement . Another prominent belief among modern Druids is the veneration of ancestors, particularly those who belonged to prehistoric societies
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Ringing Cedars' Anastasianism
CLUSTERS OF DEITIES IDENTITY AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY CRITIQUE OF MONO-IDEOLOGIES Organisation * Calendars and holidays * Volkhv priesthoodRELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS : * Native Polish Church
Native Polish Church
* Rodnover Confederation *
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Celtic Neopaganism
CELTIC NEOPAGANISM refers to Contemporary Pagan or contemporary polytheist movements based on Celtic polytheism
Celtic polytheism
. CONTENTS* 1 Types of Celtic Neopaganism
Neopaganism
* 1.1 Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism
Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism
* 1.2 Celtic Neoshamanism * 1.3 Celtic Wicca * 1.4 Neo-Druidism
Neo-Druidism
* 2 See also * 3 References * 4 Further reading * 5 External links TYPES OF CELTIC NEOPAGANISM * Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism
Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism
(CR) – Celtic polytheistic reconstructionism . * Celtic Neoshamanism – a kind of neoshamanism based on Michael Harner 's " Core Shamanism "; proponents include John and Caitlin Matthews
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Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism
CELTIC RECONSTRUCTIONIST PAGANISM (also CELTIC RECONSTRUCTIONISM or CR) is a polytheistic reconstructionist approach to Celtic neopaganism , emphasising historical accuracy over eclecticism such as is found in many forms of Neo-druidism . It is an effort to reconstruct and revive, in a modern Celtic cultural context, pre-Christian Celtic religions . Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism
Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism
originated in discussions among amateur scholars and Neopagans in the mid-1980s, and evolved into an independent tradition by the early 1990s. Currently, "Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism" (CR) is an umbrella term, with a number of recognized sub-traditions or denominations
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Church Of The Guanche People
The CHURCH OF THE GUANCHE PEOPLE (Spanish : Iglesia del Pueblo Guanche) is a religious organisation, founded in 2001 in the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna ( Tenerife
Tenerife
, Canary Islands
Canary Islands
, Spain
Spain
). It aims to perpetuate and spread the pagan religion of the ancient Guanche people. In 2008, the Church had approximately 300 members. The Church of the Guanche People is included in the studies of minority religions in the Canary Islands. It was founded by a group of Canarian devotees of the goddess Chaxiraxi . The Church of the Guanche People
Church of the Guanche People
performed baptisms and weddings according to what they know of Guanche custom. On 2002, a wedding held in accordance with purported Guanche rites took place on the island of Tenerife—a practice not observed for several centuries since the Spanish domination of the archipelago
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Slavic Neopaganism
CLUSTERS OF DEITIES IDENTITY AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY CRITIQUE OF MONO-IDEOLOGIES Organisation * Calendars and holidays * Volkhv priesthoodRELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS : * Native Polish Church
Native