What are Neo-Paganism’s origins?

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Neo-Paganism has its roots in the 19th century Romantic movement in England and Germany which saw ancient paganism as an ideological and aesthetic counter to the influence of Western modernity and industrialism. Neo-Paganism today is a product of the American Counterculture of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Early forms of Neo-Paganism integrated nature religion and feminist spirituality the mythology of Robert Graves’ The White Goddess and Jungian psychology. Although Neo-Paganism draws inspiration from ancient religious myths and practices, it is a modern religion intended to meet modern spiritual needs.

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