Pagan Resurrection

Author(s): Richard Rudgley


"Pagan Resurrection" puts forward a fascinating and controversial idea - namely that it is the pagan god Odin and not Christ who is the single most important spiritual influence in western civilisation. Far from being just a New Age fad, paganism is fast becoming a major spiritual, intellectual, ecological and political force across the globe. Rudgley is an Oxford trained anthropologist and critically acclaimed author of "Lost Civilisations of the Stone Age", who has since presented three series on Channel 4. He takes the reader through the strange world of modern pagan cults, the beliefs that underpin important parts of modern culture, such as "Lord of the Rings" and the highly pagan counter culture that sprang up in the sixties and now offers an attractive alternative spiritual vision to millions alienated from Christianity. He explains the ancient idea of the Web - a cosmic field of energies that encompasses time, space and the hidden potentials of the human organism, and shows that this is a pagan equivalent to the eastern tradition of the Tao. Our civilisation, our belief systems and attitudes, indeed our psyche have been formed by Odin. First published 2006.


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Controversial study of the rise of paganism suggesting that the pagan god Odin and not Christ is the single most important spiritual influence in western civilisation

Richard Rudgley is a critically acclaimed author and TV presenter and has been described as one of the faces of Channel 4 history. He has written and presented numerous documentaries including the four part series Pagans. He is the author of six other books which have been translated into ten languages. Richard was born in Hampshire, England in 1961. After receiving a first class degree from the University of London he continued his studies in anthropology and prehistory at the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

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  • : 9780099281191
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  • : 0.262
  • : October 2007
  • : 199mm X 131mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Richard Rudgley
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
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