‘The Atlantic Religion’ is a blog dealing with the history, culture and philosophies of indigenous paganism in Europe’s Atlantic, Mediterranean and Eurasian provinces. The cultural identifier of ‘Celtic’ has modern as well as ancient ethno-linguistic connotations which place unnecessary limitations upon the history and geographic extent of a philosophical/belief-system which once was once common across the entirety of historic and pre-historic northern Europe.
This common ideological system I shall be discussing actually has roots extending back way before the arrival of so-called Iron Age ‘Celtic’ cultures in western Europe – instead it probably emerges during the European Neolithic and Bronze Age archaeological periods when evidence of widespread organised religion begins to appear. The use of ‘Atlantic’ consciously separates the subject from the ‘oriental’ influences upon Europe’s ancient eastern Mediterranean religions.
I have tried to apply the academic disciplines of history, archaeology, palaeontology, literature, anthropology, philology and linguistics in order to construct a rational, heartfelt and wide-reaching assessment of source materials so as to attempt to recover this ancient supra-regional spiritual system – the prisca theologia of European paganism.
It is therefore nothing to do with ‘neo-pagan’ religions such as ‘Wicca’, ‘Druidry’, ‘Witchcraft’, ‘Asatru’, ‘Heathenism’, ‘New Age’, ‘Eclecticism’, ‘Polytheism’ etc, although it may be of interest to anyone with a background in these philosophies. This is definitely about paleo-paganism! It is my opinion that many modern pagan religions are simply politicised ‘thought-systems’ introduced by dubious internationalist philosophies largely opposed to traditional European cultures.
Furthermore, this website and its author has no relationship whatsoever with, and is wilfully resistant to extremist, revisionist or internationalist left or right-wing ideologies. It’s politics are its own: the politics of how environment and nature shape tribal spiritual identity.
The work is an on-going project, and individual entries/posts/essays are periodically updated and refined. The more I write, the more I increase the scope of what I am examining…
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Great posts and photos! I am interested in these topics and would like to read the new posts.
Fascinating site, I’m glad I found it. I’d likae to quote it for a paper I am writing, but also would be interested in your own academic credentials. Could you share those please?
Just catching up with this blog, fascinating stuff! Have you ever thought of presenting your work as a book? I would certainly buy it!
Thank you so much for sharing all your researches. This is exactly what I was after in the process of exploring of my own roots and DNA.
I just stumbled across this site while doing research for my own, and I don’t know if anyone has ever told you this, but your content is EXACTLY what I have been looking for, and it will serve as an invaluable resource to my own work going forward. I am new to blogging in general, but I have been studying macro history, world religion, philosophy, and the phenomena of worldwide occult/astrological influence since I was in elementary school as an arm chair interest. I wanted to create an internet platform as a means of sharing holistic research tactics and using academia to discredit “conspiracy theory”. If you have any tips or want to collaborate at any point in time I would love that. Thank you for existing!!!
Thanks Lauryn! Your approval means a lot to me, and I’d love to hear your own opinions on what I’ve been talking about!