Thu, 07 Sept|
Pagans: The Visual Culture of Pagan Myths, Legends and Rituals by Ethan Doyle White
We are delighted to welcome Ethan Doyle White who will present his concise and detailed historical analysis of the eclectic and beautiful visual and material culture of paganism.
Time & Location
07 Sept, 17:30 – 18:30
London, 19-21 Cecil Ct, London WC2N 4EZ, UK
About the event
For more than a thousand years, a diverse range of peoples, from Ireland to India and from the Andes to Australia, have been labelled 'Pagan' by the Christians who encountered them. Since the twentieth century new groups have emerged - wiccans, druids, neo-shamans and heathens - who openly call themselves Pagans. But who are these Pagans and what do they believe? Which gods and goddesses do they revere? Do they worship nature? Do they practise divination and magic? From sacred plants imbued with supernatural powers to hand-carved amulets that repel evil, and from mischievous spirits of nature to holy mountains, Pagans find divine value in the natural world and spiritual significance in the material universe. Join us to hear author Ethan Doyle White present his examination of paintings and sculptures, shrines and ceremonial objects that reveal the stories, symbols and rituals of Paganism.