New Antiquities - Transformations of Ancient Religion in the New Age and Beyond - Dylan Michael Burns

New Antiquities - Transformations of Ancient Religion in the New Age and Beyond - Dylan Michael Burns

The Artifice of Daidalos: Modern Minoica as Religious Focus in Contemporary Paganism

New Antiquities - Transformations of Ancient Religion in the New Age and Beyond - Dylan Michael Burns

Caroline Jane Tully [+-]
University of Melbourne, Australia.
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Caroline Tully focuses on Late Bronze Age cultic traditions in the ancient Aegean, eastern Mediterranean and Egypt. Caroline also has a strong interest in Reception Studies, particularly as regards the uses of ancient Minoan and Egyptian religions, deriving from her longtime study of contemporary Paganism, Witchcraft, and Ceremonial Magick.

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This paper examines the representation of Minoan Crete within the feminist Goddess Movement, separatist, feminist, Dianic Witchcraft, and the male-only Minoan Brotherhood. Analysis and critique of the matriarchalist understanding of Minoan material culture by these groups demonstrates that it is interpreted in a highly ideological manner that has little to do with actual Minoan religion.

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Tully, Caroline. The Artifice of Daidalos: Modern Minoica as Religious Focus in Contemporary Paganism. New Antiquities - Transformations of Ancient Religion in the New Age and Beyond. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 76-102 Mar 2019. ISBN 9781781795040. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=30635. Date accessed: 21 Jul 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.30635. Mar 2019

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