List of Neopagan movements

Modern paganism, also known a "contemporary" or "neopagan", encompasses a wide range of religious groups and individuals. These may include old occult groups, those that follow a New Age approach, those that try to reconstruct old ethnic religions, and followers of the pagan religion of Wicca.

Early movements

Pre-World War II neopagan or proto-neopagan groups, growing out of occultism and/or Romanticism (Mediterranean revival, Viking revival, Celtic revival, etc.).


Wicca originated in 1940s Britain and became the mainstream of Neopaganism in the United States in the 1970s. There are two core traditions of Wicca which originated in Britain, Gardnerian and Alexandrian, which are sometimes referred to as British Traditional Wicca. From these two arose several other variant traditions. Wicca has also inspired a great number of other witchcraft traditions in Britain, Europe and the United States, most of which base their beliefs and practices on Wicca. Many movements are influenced by the Movement of the Goddess, and New Age and feminist worldviews.



New Age, eclectic or syncretic



Heathenism (also Heathenry, or Greater Heathenry), is a blanket term for the whole Germanic Neopagan movement. Various currents and denominations have arisen over the years within it.




  • Latvian neopaganism (Dievturi; 1925)
  • Lithuanian neopaganism (Romuva)
  • Old Prussian neopaganism (Druwi; 1995)



Other European


  • Aar Aiyy Faith (Yakut: Аар Айыы итэҔэлэ) (1996)[1]
  • Aiyy Faith (Yakut: Айыы итэҔэлэ), former Kut-Siur (1990)[1]
  • Aiyy Tangara Faith (Yakut: Айыы Таҥара итэҔэлэ) (2019)[2]
  • Burkhanism/Ak Jang (Altay: Ак Jаҥ) (1904)
  • International Fund of Tengri Research (Russian: Международный Фонд Исследования Тенгри) (2011)[1]
  • Mongolian shamanism/Tengerism (Mongolian: Бөө мөргөл/Тэнгэризм)
    • Golomt Center for Shamanist Studies[3]
    • Heaven's Dagger[3]
    • Mongolian Shamans' Association
  • Tengir Ordo (Kyrgyz: Теңгир Ордо) (2005)
  • Vattisen Yaly (Chuvash: Ваттисен йăли)
    • Chuvash Traditional Faith Organization "Tura" (Russian: Организация традиционной веры чувашей "Тура") (1995)[1]





  • Temple of Sumer[4]
  • Gateways to Babylon[5]


See also


  1. Popov, Igor (2016). "Тюрко-монгольские религии (тенгрианство)" [Turko-Mongolic Religions (Tengrism)]. Справочник всех религиозных течений и объединений в России [The Reference Book on All Religious Branches and Communities in Russia] (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-11-23.
  2. "First Tengrian religious organization registered" (in Russian). International Fund of Tengri Research. 2019-04-22. Retrieved 2019-11-23.
  3. Balogh, Matyas (2010). "Contemporary shamanisms in Mongolia". Asian Ethnicity. 11 (2): 229–38.
  4. Temple of Sumer
  5. Gateways to Babylon
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