The Pagan Religions Of The Ancient British Isles

Author : Ronald Hutton
ISBN : 0631189467
Genre : Religion
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This is the first survey of religious beliefs in the British Isles from the Old Stone Age to the coming of Christianity, one of the least familiar periods in Britain's history. Ronald Hutton draws upon a wealth of new data, much of it archaeological, that has transformed interpretation over the past decade. Giving more or less equal weight to all periods, from the Neolithic to the Middle Ages, he examines a fascinating range of evidence for Celtic and Romano-British paganism, from burial sites, cairns, megaliths and causeways, to carvings, figurines, jewellery, weapons, votive objects, literary texts and folklore.
Category: Religion

Schichten Konflikte Religi Se Gruppen Materielle Kultur

Author : Jens-Uwe Krause
ISBN : 3515072691
Genre : History
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Die romische Sozialgeschichte gehort zu den Gebieten, die in den letzten Jahren unter den Wissenschaften vom klassischen Altertum am meisten expandiert sind; ihr wurde eine Fuelle neuer Themenbereiche erschlossen. Die Bibliographie dokumentiert den Forschungsstand zur romischen Sozialgeschichte in all ihren Bereichen, von der fruehen Republik bis hin zur Spatantike, wobei in groaem Umfang auch die Literatur zu den Rand- und Grenzbereichen (u.a. Wirtschafts-, Verwaltungs-, Rechts- und Religionsgeschichte) beruecksichtigt wird. Die Bibliographie (mit insgesamt rund 16000 Titeln) ist damit ein unentbehrliches HIlfmittel fuer jeden, der sich mit der romischen Geschichte beschaftigt. "I imagine that most classical scholars already know that this Heidelberg bibliography is an indispensable tool for a vast range of ancient studiesa a most welcome publication." Arctos.
Category: History

Druidry And The Ancestors

Author : Nimue Brown
ISBN : 9781780996776
Genre : Religion
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Exploring how we use the past to construct ourselves, and how we imagine the future.
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Religion Und Musik In Glastonbury

Author : Isabel Laack
ISBN : 9783647540115
Genre : Religion
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Die körperlich-sinnliche Erfahrung von Musik ist ein wesentliches Medium für die Identifizierung mit religiösen Traditionen, das heißt für die Anbindung Einzelner an kollektive religiöse Identitäten. Diese zentrale These wird in der ethnografischen Studie für das Forschungsfeld Glastonbury entwickelt.Grundlage der Feldforschung ist die Erfassung der religiösen Strömungen vor Ort. Das Spektrum reicht von Anglikanern über Neo-Hindus bis hin zu Druiden und den Goddess People. In der Darstellung dieses religiösen Feldes wird die Vielfalt, Flexibilität und situative Gebundenheit religiöser Identitätsbildung auf innovative Weise eingefangen. Des Weiteren wird im Rahmen einer Sensografie beschrieben, wie Körper und Sinne im Rahmen der gemeinschaftlichen religiösen Praxis der verschiedenen Gruppierungen angesprochen werden.Im Zentrum der Untersuchung steht die ausführliche religionsmusikologische Analyse der im religiösen Feld verwendeten Musik.Ein theoretisches Erklärungsmodell wird entworfen, das die Rolle von Musik in den lokalen kollektiven Identitätsbildungsprozessen bestimmen will. Dabei werden Aspekte wie die Wirksamkeit von Musik, Gemeinschaftserlebnisse beim Musizieren, die Konstruktion kollektiver religionshistorischer Autobiografien und ästhetisch-musikalische Identitätskonstitutionen diskutiert und neueste ethnologische, musikwissenschaftliche und ritualtheoretische Ansätze kreativ miteinander verbunden. Das im Umfeld der Religionsästhetik angesiedelte Forschungsfeld Religion und Musik wird erstmals umfassend aus religionswissenschaftlicher Perspektive erschlossen.
Category: Religion

Moderne Hexen Und Wicca

Author : Birgit Neger
ISBN : 3205783506
Genre : Hexe - Biographische Methode
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Category: Hexe - Biographische Methode

The Real Middle Earth

Author : Brian Bates
ISBN : 9781466891098
Genre : History
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J.R.R. Tolkien claimed that he based the land of Middle Earth on a real place. The Real Middle Earth brings alive, for the first time, the very real civilization in which those who lived had a vision of life animated by beings beyond the material world. Magic was real to them and they believed their universe was held together by an interlaced web of golden threads visible only to wizards. At its center was Middle Earth, a place peopled by humans, but imbued with spiritual power. It was a real realm that stretched from Old England to Scandinavia and across to western Europe, encompassing Celts, Anglo Saxons and Vikings. Looking first at the rich and varied tribes who made up the populace of this mystical land, Bates looks at how the people lived their daily lives in a world of magic and mystery. Using archaeological, historical, and psychological research, Brian Bates breathes life into this civilization of two thousand years ago in a book that every Tolkien fan will want.
Category: History

Contemporary Druidry A Historical And Ethnographic Study

Author : Michael T. Cooper
ISBN : 9781452471327
Genre : Religion
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Contemporary Druidry is one of the fastest growing religions in Western society. This book addresses the attempt by practitioners to bring an ancient spirituality into the mainstream. It examines ancient Druid beliefs and critiques the contemporary expression by comparing the two. Relying on eight years of research and more than 200 interviews, the book provides an outsider's look at this faith
Category: Religion

Pagan Britain

Author : Ronald Hutton
ISBN : 9780300197716
Genre : History
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DIVBritain's pagan past, with its mysterious monuments, atmospheric sites, enigmatic artifacts, bloodthirsty legends, and cryptic inscriptions, is both enthralling and perplexing to a resident of the twenty-first century. In this ambitious and thoroughly up-to-date book, Ronald Hutton reveals the long development, rapid suppression, and enduring cultural significance of paganism, from the Paleolithic Era to the coming of Christianity. He draws on an array of recently discovered evidence and shows how new findings have radically transformed understandings of belief and ritual in Britain before the arrival of organized religion. Setting forth a chronological narrative, Hutton along the way makes side visits to explore specific locations of ancient pagan activity. He includes the well-known sacred sites—Stonehenge, Avebury, Seahenge, Maiden Castle, Anglesey—as well as more obscure locations across the mainland and coastal islands. In tireless pursuit of the elusive “why” of pagan behavior, Hutton astonishes with the breadth of his understanding of Britain’s deep past and inspires with the originality of his insights./div
Category: History

The Triumph Of The Moon

Author : Ronald Hutton
ISBN : 9780191622410
Genre : History
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Ronald Hutton is known for his colourful, provocative, and always exhaustively researched, studies on original subjects. This work is no exception: the first full-scale scholarly study of the only religion England has ever given the world, that of modern pagan witchcraft, which has now spread from English shores across four continents. Hutton examines the nature of that religion and its development, and offers a microhistory of attitudes to paganism, witchcraft, and magic in British society since 1800. Village cunning folk and Victorian ritual magicians, classicists and archaeologists, leaders of woodcraft and scouting movements, Freemasons and members of rural secret societies, all appear in the pages of this book. Also included are some of the leading figures of English literature, from the Romantic poets to W B Yeats, D H Lawrence, and Robert Graves, as well as the main personalities who have represented pagan witchcraft to the world since 1950.
Category: History

Pagan Religions

Author : Kerr Cuhulain
ISBN : 9781936863761
Genre : Religion
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Revised and expanded, this comprehensive manual clearly interprets neo-Pagan religious beliefs and practices for non-Pagans, such as professionals in law enforcement, education, social services, and the media. Educating the general public by providing a strong introduction to these alternative spiritual traditions, this updated reference explains the festivals, symbols, tools, and history of Wicca, presents new chapters on the practices of Druidism and Asatru, and demonstrates how oppressive religious doctrine has maligned modern Pagans. Written in an accessible style, this overview is tailored for believers as well as skeptics, scholars, and the idly curious. A glossary of neo-Pagan terms and an extensive bibliography are also included.
Category: Religion