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By Cleary Collin

Neo-paganism is the try and revive the polytheistic religions of outdated Europe. yet how? Can one simply invent or reinvent an genuine, dwelling religion? Or are sleek neo-pagans simply engaged in complicated role-playing video games? In SUMMONING THE GODS, Collin Cleary argues that the gods haven't died or forsaken us a lot as now we have died to or forsaken them. smooth civilization-including a lot of recent neo-paganism-springs from a attitude that closes guy off to the divine and traps us in an international of our personal creations. Drawing upon resources from Taoism to Heidegger, Collin Cleary describes how we will be able to reach an perspective of openness which can enable the gods to come back. In those 9 wide-ranging essays, Collin Cleary additionally explores the Nordic pagan culture, Tantrism, the writings of Alain de Benoist, Karl Maria Wiligut, and Alejandro Jodorowski, and Patrick McGoohan's vintage tv sequence The Prisoner. Cleary's essays are versions of the way to mix readability and wit with religious intensity and highbrow sophistication.

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