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Haerfest Leah
June 7th, 2007, 08:51 PM
What are reconstructed pagan religions?


Reconstructed pagan religions differ from neo-pagan 'paths' in that they are firmly based on the actual religions of specific pre- Christian cultures. They do not draw upon later sources as medieval ceremonial magic, Roman Catholic customs or Masonic rites. Reconstructionists use the latest scholarly evidence from fields like archaeology, history, linguistics and anthropology to determine the beliefs, practices and worldviews of their chosen ancient pagan culture. Some of these practices obviously need to be adapted for modern times (for example, animal sacrifice, common in the ancient pagan world is rarely practiced by reconstructionists). Where modern adaptations are necessary, care is taken to ensure that they are done in a way that would be compatible with a pre-Christian worldview.
Source: http://www.wyrdwords.vispa.com/heathenry/index.html

Often enough however, a lot of "recons" do not label themselves as such or refer to themselves as a strict reconstructionist because they realize that one cannot completely reconstruct/or practice a religion as it was done over a thousand years ago.

Please see the below links for basic information about reconstruction religions:

Reconstructed Pagan Religions (http://www.manygods.org.uk/articles/traditions/recon.html)

Reconstructionist Paganism on The Cauldron (http://www.ecauldron.com/reconindex.php)

Reconstructionism on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polytheistic_reconstructionism)



Threads on different Recon religions in this section:

Anglo-Saxon Reconstructionism (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=55425)

Anglo-saxon paganism (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=113326)

Asatru (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=144398)

Asatru = Germanic Recon (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=69082)

Baltic Paganism (http://mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=157740)

Celtic Reconstruction (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=59493)

Celtic (Irish) Reconstructionism (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=53566)

Celtic - Irish? - Recon Beginner (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=114669)

Celto-Germanic Eclectic Reconstructionist (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=65943)

Hellenism - Good Places to Start? (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=142766)

Hellenismos (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=143669)

Hellenist Reconstructionists (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=79529)

Irish Reconstructionism (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=50366)

Roman Reconstructionism (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=50348)

Scottish Reconstructionism (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=53903)

Slavic Paganism (http://mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=143934)

Sumerian Recons (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=124789)

Swiss paganism (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=139952)

Welsh Reconstructionism (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=90820)

Related Forums:

Druids, Celts and Celtic Christians (http://www.mysticwicks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=221)

Egyptians, Tamerans, and Kemetics (http://www.mysticwicks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=235)