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A spiritual revolution? Wicca and religious change in the 1960s free course icon Level

History & The Arts 

A spiritual revolution? Wicca and religious change in the 1960s

This free course, A spiritual revolution? Wicca and religious change in the 1960s looks at the ‘crisis’ of traditional religion in the Sixties in the Western world. It explores the process of religious renewal, looking at the development of Wicca, the prototypical form of modern Paganism. Originally presented as a Goddess religion of great antiquity, which had survived the Roman invasion and Church persecution, Wicca is in fact best seen as a new religion, clearly belonging to an age in which sexual norms, gender roles and traditional power structures were changing. It questions to what degree we can view religious change in the 1960s as spiritual revolution. This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course A113 Revolutions.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Coronavirus: The Lowdown

Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). We've pulled together some content on the virus and how to cope in these unprecedented times.

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Springwatch 2020

In a spring like no other, we’ll be bringing you inspiring stories from the natural world.

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