‘THE GODDESS IS ALIVE AND MAGICK IS AFOOT’: MORMON PAGAN WOMEN IN THE 21ST CENTURY Scholars of religion report that Wicca, Paganism, and other ‘earth centered’ or ‘nature’ religions are the fastest growing of all new religious movements in America. This discussion will explore why some LDS women have chosen Wiccan and similar practices as either supplements to or replacements for their Mormonism. How and where were these women exposed to these new beliefs and practices? How do they characterize their new identity? What impact have these spiritual-religious changes had on their families? How do those who have chosen to remain LDS view their relationship to the Church and church activity? Do they see their practices as acts of apostasy?
Doe Daughtrey and John Dewey Remy