Sep 20, 1999 05:52 AM
> I have been researching the connection between the neo-pagan movement
> and Theosophy. I have found that the "neo" in "neo"-pagan is almost
> entirely derived from Theosophy, and the "pagan" part seems to be just
> window dressing from a past that never existed. Noteable in the books I
> have read has been Silver Ravenwolf's TEEN WITCH, which is aimed towards
> teenagers who have seen movies like THE CRAFT and television shows like
> CHARMED, and want to become witches; this teaches them what the "Wiccan"
> religion is really about, and has a very healthy dose of Theosophical
> thinking. I have given talks on Theosophy in neo-pagan conventions, and
> find a lot of interested ears.
If neo-pagan is the same as wicca, then the dutch
representative of that movement which is most successfull,
was in fact a theosophist. He wrote under an alias and
considered his work to be *theosophical*.
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