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Weaving a tangled web? Pagan ethics and issues of history, ‘race’ and ethnicity in pagan identity

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This chapter holds up to the light, from an academic and pagan participant perspective, a number of issues arising from the continuing evolution of pagan identities in Britain at the end of the twentieth century. In order that he varying emanations of ideas around history, gender, race, identity and ethnicity and other issues do not slip the net, the author seeks to identify the nodes each presently occupies on the web of pagan culture. Romanticizing minority-ethnic cultures is a concurrent issue occurring within the recent interest in Native American spirituality. An analogy between what has happened to Native American spirituality and the situation with the new Celticity in Britain is drawn, albeit unwittingly, in a book on Celtic Lore. The edges of some pagan philosophies blur dangerously with those that support racism and warn against what they see as racial and spiritual miscegenation.

Keywords: celticism; ethnicity; pagan culture; racism



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