begun in the mid-Twentieth Century
in which people rebelled against the dominant Judeo-Christian religion
s and began to explore the world-wide pagan
heritage as sources of valid religious material
and experiences. Neopaganism is comprised of a wide variety of small groups called Tradition
s which include Wicca
, Orders of Ceremonial Magic
like the OTO
and many revivalist groups focussed on specific classical pantheon
s like Greek or Egyptian.
Since the definition of neopaganism is largely negative (roughly, neopaganism is anything which is not one of the big five world religions being practiced now) there is little uniformity in doctrine or liturgy among neopagan groups as a whole. Some common themes are quite popular however including Goddess worship, polytheism, magic, anti-clericalism, anti-hierarchicalism, and non-dogmatism.