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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.

Forthcoming Issue

POM 19.1 (2017)

Table of contents to include:

From Folklore to Esotericism and Back: Contemporary Paganism in Serbia 
Nemanja Radulovic

Discourses of Paganism in the British and Irish Press during the early Pagan revival
Graham John Wheeler

Pagan Leaders and Clergy: A Quantitative Exploration
Gwendolyn Reece



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

 

Large-Group Ritual: Magic, Worship, or “Just What We Do”?

A friend in Poland sent a link to this music video, adding that it looks a lot like the Midsummer celebration in his village but needs the volunteer firefighters, more kielbasa, and more vodka, except, “Our river’s a fair bit wider, too.” He describes the St. Nicholas Orchestra as “Pagan-friendly,”  and into  the “anti-clerical stratum” […]
Posted: 2017-06-26More...
 

Quick Review: Sex, War, and the Tarot

That is the subtitle I mentally add to Alan Richardson’s novel The Lightbearer. It starts with the landing of Allied paratroopers in Normandy just after midnight on June 6, 1944, a meticulously planned operation that ended up scrambled by Murphy’s Law. In the novel, a transport aircraft carrying some of the pathfinders goes astray (as […]
Posted: 2017-06-24More...
 

An Amber Alert from 1284 CE

“Amber alert” defined for readers outside the USA. In five days it will be the 733rd anniversary of the most famous missing children case in Western Europe. What happened to the children of Hamelin, a town (current population about 57,000) in what is today the German state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen)? A June 2010 article […]
Posted: 2017-06-21More...
 

What Is Wrong with Large-Scale Ritual?

When it comes to large-scale ritual, the traditional Wiccan circle does not scale up well. It was made for a small-group mystery religion, where twelve or thirteen people really is the maximum.1)OK, maybe up to twenty or so, but that is more than enough, especially if they are skyclad and all waving athames. That Wiccan […]
Posted: 2017-06-19More...
 

Viking Hoodoo — Who Knew?

Who knew the old Norse were into runic candle magic? Not me. All right, you should not judge a museum exhibit by what is in the gift shop. It’s just that the designers of the Vikings: Beyond the Legend traveling exhibit, chiefly from the Swedish History Museum, if I understand correctly, took great pains to […]
Posted: 2017-06-15More...
 

Before The Pomegranate There Was Iron Mountain

Having more or less majored in poetry in college, I was always involved in the world of “little magazines” (the more literary term) or simply “zines”1)I also helped to put out an underground newspaper in high shoool, which actually turned a small profit. Our overhead was low: one staff member stole all the necessary paper […]
Posted: 2017-06-10More...
 

A Touch of Midwestern Gothic

In the woods at Camp Gaea, site of the Heartland Pagan Festival, a kind of lingam shrine. On top of it, a decomposing teddy bear. That makes me think of the first season of True Detective, among other things.
Posted: 2017-06-05More...
 

Something So Ordinary That It Was Lost

I left for the Heartland Pagan Festival at the new Moon, and the first time that I noted the crescent was Saturday night, as the Moon rose over the Pavilion where Tuatha Dea was playing. So I made my usual gesture, which is just blowing a kiss to Her. But there used to be a […]
Posted: 2017-05-31More...
 

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