Monthly Archives: January 2015

Sunday Session Two

Kat Robb “Facing the Dark: Pagans and Terminal Illness” There are very few resources for Pagans dealing with terminal illness. Robb conducted a survey asking Pagans who deal with terminal or chronic disease how it affects their lives. She got … Continue reading

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Sunday Session One

Kimberly Kirner “Environmental Paganisms: Affect and Action in Right Relationship to the Earth” This is jumping off of research that Kirner has been doing for some time. She presented some initial findings at last year’s conference and more complete analysis … Continue reading

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Saturday Sessions Three and Four

A. AndersdottirĀ “Paganism in Numbers: How Numerical Systems Influence Spiritual Concepts and Shape Spiritual Culture” Systems of accounting and other numerical systems influence interpretations of the world and events, performance of spirituality, etc. An example from wider culture is fear of … Continue reading

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Saturday Keynote: Vivianne Crowley

“Stepping Out of the Shadows and Into the Light: Evolution and Tensions in the Future of Contemporary Paganism” Paganism has benefitted from attention by anthropology, sociology, study of religion, etc., when researchers have approached with sympathy and allowed Pagans to … Continue reading

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Saturday: Session Two

Sabina Magliocco “Animal Sacrifice in Modern Paganisms” Recently there has been increased debate in Pagan circles regarding animal sacrifice. It has seen some resurgence, but remains “extremely rare and limited to private rituals.” Magliocco’s paper is based on study of … Continue reading

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Fecundity and Richness of the Dark: the 11th Annual Conference on Current Pagan Studies

Hello from Claremont! This weekend is the 11th Pagan Conference, and I’ll be live-blogging it here and there. The theme this year is Fecundity and Richness of the Dark, and most of the presentations will be discussing ideas of Darkness, … Continue reading

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