an affirmation of interactive and polymorphic sacred relationship by individual or community with the tangible, sentient, and nonempirical
emphasizes what these spiritual traditions have in common: a feeling for “the sacred” that is non-monotheistic, based on relationship rather than revelation and scripture, and often including an immanent dimension to landforms, plants, and animals.
We provide a place for scholars interested in pursuing studies in this newly developing and interdisciplinary field and put them in direct communication with one another in the context of a professional meeting. New scholars are welcomed and supported while existing scholars are challenged to improve their work and deepen the level of conversation. By liaising with other AAR units, the consultation creates opportunities to examine the place of Pagan religions within a hypermodern society and to examine how other religions may intersect with the dynamic and mutable religious communities that make up Paganism today.