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Modern Pagan Religions

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Modern Pagan Religions

ARPICO and DR. SABINA MAGLIOCCO present...

MODERN PAGAN RELIGIONS

This presentation examines modern Paganisms, a group of new religions that revive, reimagine, and experiment with elements of pre-Christian worship. Emerging in the middle of the 20th century, as many established religions began to lose members, they seek to re-enchant a disenchanted world and forge stronger connections to the sacred through nature and community. These new religious movements are countercultural, in that they construct identities in opposition to the dominant religious paradigm; yet at the same time, they have absorbed many elements from the surrounding culture, building on the feminist and environmentalist movements. Practitioners use ritual, magic, and alternate states of consciousness to connect to goddesses, gods, ancestors, and spirits of nature and place. This presentation will first give an overview of these religions and their practitioners, then highlight current challenges and political aspects of the movement.

Sabina Magliocco, Ph.D. is Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Religion, Literature and the Arts interdisciplinary program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. A recipient of Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Humanities, SSHRC, Fulbright and Hewlett fellowships, and an honorary Fellow of the American Folklore Society, she has published on religion, folklore, foodways, festival and witchcraft in Europe and the United States, and is a leading authority on the modern Pagan movement. She is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Two Madonnas: the Politics of Festival in a Sardinian Community (1993, 2005), Witching Culture: Folklore and Neo-Paganism in America (2004), Neopagan Sacred Art & Altars: Making Things Whole (2001), and with filmmaker John M. Bishop produced the documentary film series “Oss Tales,” on a May Day custom in Cornwall and its reclamation by American Pagans. Her current research is on nature and animals in the spiritual imagination.



Speaking Event Doors Open at 6:30 pm.

Speaking Event starts at 7:00 pm.

Q&A and complimentary refreshments follow the speaker segment.



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  • Tickets are FREE, but all individuals are requested to obtain "free-admission" tickets on Event Brite site due to limited seating at the venue. Organizers need accurate registration numbers to manage wait lists and prepare name tags.
  • All ARPICO events are 100% staffed by volunteer organizers and helpers, however, room rental, stationery, and guest refreshments are costs incurred and underwritten by members of ARPICO. Therefore to be fair, all audience participants are asked to donate to the best of their ability at the door to "help" defray costs of the event.

Everyone is welcome. See you there!



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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, you do not. Your name will be on our Registration List at the Check-in Desk.



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Can I update my registration information? Yes. If you have any questions, contact us at info@arpico.ca



What are my transport/parking options?

  • Bus/Train: The Millenium Line Renfrew Skytrain station is a 5 minute walk from the Italian Cultural Centre.
  • Parking: Free Parking is available in the ICC's own parking lot.



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