The study presents the analysis of identity narratives belonging to neo-pagan groups, a groupphenomenon which is nowadays widely researched. The author considers highly exciting the statement which claims that the neo-paganism has a specific Hungarian branch, which may present interesting trends regarding political preferences, religious and national identity interwovencies. Her initial point is that communities respond to the postmodern existence with a negative attitude in which they try to form a general and overall valid self-definition; in other words they try to alloy the national, the linguistic, the religious and possibly the political identity forms in a credible, authentic unit; furthermore these movements in some aspects act in such a way like the ethnicity would be their shaping principle. This does not mean that this is the way the whole society considers them, but on the contrary, the researched entities in many situations react to the world surrounding them like minorities do, from which they do not necessarily differ ethnically. The concluding part of the study consists of the qualitative analysis of two organs in which the neo-pagan meta-culture is coupled with a specific identity-culture.
Réka Szilárdi finished her studies at the University of Szeged, Faculty of Arts, Hungarian language and Literature and Religion. At present she is doing her PhD studies in Social Psychology at the University of Pécs, and she works in the Department of Religion at the University of Szeged. Her main fields of interest are: neo-pagan meta-narratives, religious elements in science fiction. E-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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