Timeline of Neopaganism

A Chronology of Neo-Pagan beliefs

Neo-paganism is a worldview that focuses its attention on a variety of ancient religious activities that exalt the natural world. This belief system has many different expressions, one of which is Wicca. The Wiccan path of Neo-paganism emphasizes speels and goddess worship, borrowing ideas and practices from ancient Greco-Roman religion. While this belief system was popular inantiquity, it has experienced a resurrgence in the Western world in recent years. (Also see Greco-Roman religion)

With such a wide variety of beliefs and expressions, organizing a timeline can be challenging. The intention of the table below, therefore, is to act as a starting point for more in-depth study.

A timline of Neo-Pagan development


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