What is paganism? And where does it come from?

PAGANISIM1

Modern Paganism also called Contemporary Paganism developed within occultism, and includes religious movements such as Wicca.  Contemporary Paganism has been defined as “a collection of modern religious, spiritual, and magical traditions that are self-consciously inspired by the pre-Judaic, pre-Christian, and pre-Islamic belief systems of Europe, North Africa, and the Near East.” The origins of paganism Paganism derives […]

Esoteric Societies

Renaissance Europe marks the transition from the Middle Ages to modernity  (15th and 16th) centuries saw increasing interest in many of these older ideas spurring a resurgence in hermeticism and Neo-Platonic varieties of ceremonial magic. Various intellectuals combined “pagan” philosophies with the Kabbalah and Christian philosophy, resulting in the emergence of esoteric movements. – 1700 The seventeenth century saw the development of initiatory societies professing esoteric […]

Key magician-scientists

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German scholar Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (1486–1535) wrote his first and most famous work on magic in 1510. Entitled De occulta philosophia (Occult Philosophy), the book was based on a Christian Kabbalistic framework.  English mathematician John Dee John Dee (1527–1609), adviser to Queen Elizabeth I, combined the study of the natural sciences with […]