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Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies

Editor
Chas Clifton, Colorado State University-Pueblo

Letters and Review Editor
Christopher Chase
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402 Catt Hall
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011-1302

Editor Emeritus
Fritz Muntean, Vancouver

The Pomegranate is the first International, peer-reviewed journal of Pagan studies. It provides a forum for papers, essays and symposia on both ancient and contemporary Pagan religious practices. The Pomegranate also publishes timely reviews of scholarly books in this growing field. The editors seek both new interpretations and re-examinations of those traditions marked both by an emphasis on nature as a source of sacred value (e.g., Wicca, modern Goddess religions) as well as those emphasizing continuity with a polytheistic past (e.g., Ásatrú and other forms of 'reconstructionist' Paganism). The editors also seek papers on the interplay between Pagan religious traditions, popular culture, literature, psychology and the arts.

Metrics/Indexing and Abstracting
H-Index 2015: 5
CiteScore 2018: 0.14
SJR 2018: 0.111
SNIP 2018: 0.446


Publication and Frequency
May and November

ISSN 1528-0268 (print)
ISSN 1743-1735 (online)

Editor's Blog

 

Increased Recognition for Romuva in Lithuania

The Lithuanian parliament moved Romuva, its leading Pagan movement, a step closer to state recognition recently. Here is a Google-translation of the article’s first paragraphs: 46 members of the Seimas [parliament] voted for the recognition of  [by?] the State of … Continue reading
Posted: 2019-06-26More...
 

New Issue of The Pomegranate Published

Issue 20.2 (2018) table of contents Articles On the Agony of Czech Slavic Paganism and the Representation of One’s Own Funeral among Contemporary Czech Pagans Giuseppe Maiello An Esbat among the Quads: An Episode of Witchcraft at Oxford University in … Continue reading
Posted: 2019-06-22More...
 

Sunne [feminine], Light of the World

At one time, we had a book on the Sun as feminine (as in much of the old Germanic tradition) in the pipeline for the Equinox Publishing Pagan studies series. That did not work out, for complicated reasons. Meanwhile, enjoy … Continue reading
Posted: 2019-06-21More...
 

On the Dock, Pontifex, We’ve Always Been “D et D”

A study of ancient Roman dockworkers’ bones showed changes in their diet over time as the wealth of Rome declined: When times were good, the dockworkers of Portus, the maritime port of Imperial Rome, enjoyed a surprisingly diversified diet. But … Continue reading
Posted: 2019-06-20More...
 

Quick Review: “The Pagan King”

My “Pagan-ish” blog tag seems mostly to go to Latvian materials, and here is another one, The Pagan King. Set in the 13th century, when the Baltic peoples were to be the last Europeans Christianized at sword’s point, it is … Continue reading
Posted: 2019-06-16More...
 

Secrets of the Gundestrup Cauldron

The Gundestrop Cauldron is one of the best-known Pagan artworks from Iron Age Europe. You can even buy inexpensive replicas.1)Just for information — I get no commission on this,  and I see that it is out of stock at the … Continue reading
Posted: 2019-06-10More...
 

‘The Goddess Doesn’t Want Any More Prophets’ and Other Observations by ‘Robert’

First of all, “Robert” is Frederic Lamond, one of Gerald Gardner’s early coveners—his mundane name is not exactly oathbound material these days, now that he has written books and has his own Wikipedia page. But this screenshot is from the … Continue reading
Posted: 2019-06-08More...
 

“Out of the Broom Closet” — American Wicca in the late 1980s

? Valdosta State University in Georgia has digitized and posted two videos by Wiccan journalists Malcolm Brenner and Lezlie Kinyon. (That is Brenner’s voice-over narration.) This one, Out of the Broom Closet, was released in 1991 from video shot in the … Continue reading
Posted: 2019-06-07More...
 

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