Modern Pagan Festivals: A Study in the Nature of Tradition

  title={Modern Pagan Festivals: A Study in the Nature of Tradition},
  author={Ronald Hutton},
  pages={251 - 273}
  • R. Hutton
  • Published 3 November 2008
  • Art
  • Folklore
The cluster of recently appeared religions known as Paganism have developed, over the past sixty years, a distinctive cycle of annual festivals, most of which draw on long historic roots but that are grouped together in a modern framework. No study has yet been made of the manner in which this cycle developed, and potentially rich rewards may be gained from doing so. Such a project is a rare opportunity to study a religious festive tradition in the process of evolution, and also to suggest… 

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