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Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies

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 2016: 0.18
SJR 2015: 0.108
SNIP 2015: 0.838

Scopus Abstract and Citation Database
Religious & Theological Abstracts
ISI Web of Knowledge
EBSCO's Academic Search Premier & Religion and Philosophy Collection
European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH Plus)
The American Theological Library Association (ATLA)

Publication and Frequency
May and November

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

Editor's Blog


Does Anyone “Own” the Vikings? The NY Times Wants to Know

Some years ago — the late 1990s? — I had a Swedish freshman student in one of my classes. Looking over his shoulder as he was typing at his computer station, I noticed that he had a silver Mjöllnir (Thor’s … Continue reading
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A New Look — by Happenstance

About two days ago, my WordPress theme started displaying wrong — and I checked it in three different browsers. The main text area was fine, but the sidebar background was dark, making the links unreadable unless you moused over them. … Continue reading
Posted: 2018-03-17More...

Can You Put Your Paganism in the Street?

Late last year, I read this in the Pueblo Chieftain newspaper: “Pueblo Church Walks and Prays over Every Walkable Street in the City.” About a year ago, the Rev. Jim Murray had a vision. In that vision, members of his … Continue reading
Posted: 2018-03-14More...

“Come Out and Fight Me for My Throne . . . “

  . . . says Janet Farrar melodramatically in this 1977 broadcast from the Irish national network Raidió Teilifís Éireann. Author and screenwriter Stewart Farrar and his wife Janet, both from London in England, met through witchcraft and founded their … Continue reading
Posted: 2018-03-13More...

The Pomegranate 19, no. 2 Now Published Online

Click here for the Table of Contents. As usual book reviews are free downloads. Articles The Image of Paganism in British Romanticism Pavel Horák Special Section: Paganism and Politics Paganism and Politics: A View from Central-Eastern Europe Michael F. Strmiska … Continue reading
Posted: 2018-03-07More...

Now We Are Fifteen

This blog turns fifteen today, which means that it is an adolescent who thinks that it knows more than it does. Sounds about right. Hey, here’s an idea. Check out the archives — see the button in the right-hand column. … Continue reading
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Fire, Fortune, and Fate

The Southern Rockies are in a drought, and fire season has come early to Hardscrabble Creek. The alarm came on Monday, and as usual, the “fog of war” (which applies in wildland firefighting too) descended rapidly. I am part of … Continue reading
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On Dale Pendell (1947–2018)

Every plant is a teacher But as in every crowd There are always A few loudmouths –Dale Pendell I went to town this morning and drinking my Americano at the coffee house while reading the comments on Kocku von Stuckrad’s … Continue reading
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