Sep 21, 1999 06:13 PM
by Bart Lidofsky
> Hi Bart,
> > 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*.
Wicca is a specific religion, and was pretty much the start of the
neo-pagan movement, which is far more general in scope (Wicca also has
the highest theosophical content).
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