The Paganitas Assembly
Paganitas is a spiritual community network which focuses on contemporary religious, philosophical, and esoteric traditions that seek to revive or draw inspiration from the cultures of antiquity, with a particular focus on polytheistic traditions. Paganitas endeavors to create and support fair, balanced, and healthy discussion communities that focus on spiritual fellowship while avoiding the pitfalls of ideological purity, elitism, pendatry, sophistry, and any sort of senseless drama that only serves to divide us rather that bring us together. Though our network primarily focuses on Paganism and Traditional Polytheism, we are welcoming towards other traditions that have otherwise been overlooked, dismissed, or outright mischaracterized in modern culture. It is important that while building a community where people can feel safe and affirmed we are also willing to challenge ourselves, including through the ways we interact with the larger alternative spirituality community.
Slavic Polytheism Related Literature
Polish Herbs, Flowers, and Folk Medicine by Sophie Hodorowic
Polish Folklore and Myth by Joanne Asala
Polish Customs, Traditions, and Folklore by Sophie Hodorowicz and Mary Anne Knab
Fairy Tales of the Russians and Other Slavs by Ace G. Pilkington and Olga A. Pilkington
Russian Magic: Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted Landscape by Cherry Gilchrist
Perun: The God of Thunder by Mark Yoffe and Joseph Krafczik
Russian Folk Belief by Linda J. Ivanits and Sophie Schiller
Russian Fairy Tales by Aleksandr Afanasev, Alexander Alexeieff, and Norbert Guterman
A Russian Herbal: Traditional Remedies for Health and Healing by Igor Vilevich Zevin, Nathaniel Altman, and Lilia Vasilevna Zevin
The Bathhouse at Midnight: An Historical Survey of Magic and Divination in Russia by W. F. Ryan
Balkan Traditional Witchcraft by Radomir Ristic and Michael C Carter
Slavic Folklore: A Handbook by Natalie Kononenko
Myths and Folk Tales of the Russians, Western Slavs, and Magyars by Jeremiah Curtin
An Anthology of Russian Folk Epics by James Bailey and Tatyana Ivanova
An Anthology of Russian Folktales by Jack V. Haney
Politicizing Magic: An Anthology of Russian and Soviet Fairy Tales by Marina Balina, Helena Goscilo and Mark Lipovetsky
Baba Yaga: The Ambiguous Mother and Witch of the Russian Folktale by Andreas Johns
A Beginner’s Guide To Hellenismos
Hellenic Festivals By Month
Hellenic Reading List
Hellenic Polytheism Household Worship
Introduction to Roman Religion
Roman Ceremonial Formula
Perseus Greco-Roman Collection
Theoi Classical Texts Library
The Delphic Maxims
The Golden Verses of Pythagoras
The Tenets of Solon
On The Gods and The Cosmos
The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation: Including the Demotic Spells: Texts 2nd Edition
Magika Hiera: Ancient Greek Magic and Religion
Arcana Mundi: Magic and the Occult in the Greek and Roman Worlds: A Collection of Ancient Texts
Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds: A Sourcebook
Ancient Near East Materials: Part I
Cooper, Jerrold S. “Wind and Smoke: Giving Up the Ghost of Enkidu, Comprehending Enkidu’s Ghosts.” In Rethinking Ghosts in World Religions, edited by Mu-chou Poo, 23-32. Leiden, the Netherlands: Brill, 2009.
Farber, Walter. “Witchcraft, Magic, and Divination in Ancietn Mesopotamia.” In Civilizations of the Ancient Near East, edited by Jack M. Sasson, 1895-1909. New York, NY: Scribner, 1995.
Greenstein, Edward L. “The God of Israel and the Gods of Canaan: How Different Were They?” Proceedings of the World Congress of Jewish Studies 12 (1997): 47-58.
Holm, Tawny. “Syria-Canaan.” In religions of the Ancient World: A Guide, edited by Sarah Iles Johnston, 479-480. Cambridge: Belknap Press, 2004.
Ancient Near East Materials: Part II
Parrot, André. Sumerian Art. New York, NY: The New American Library, 1970.
Scurlock, JoAnn. “Baby-Snatching Demons, Restless Souls and the Dangers of Childbirth: Medico-Magical Means of Dealing With Some of the Perils of Motherhood in Ancient Mesopotamia.” Incognita 2 (1991): 135-183.