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Sun 30 Oct 2022

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+5.5)

The Polytheist Revival: Present Issues and Future Prospects

Join Edward Butler, director of INDICA’s Center for Global Polytheist and Indigenous Traditions and Rhyd Wildermuth, druid and theorist of the sacred and the political, for a conversation on the polytheist movement that will explore the meaning of the revival of sundered polytheist traditions, the ideas and values that it embodies, and the broader significance of this movement in the contemporary world.


Rhyd Wildermuth

Druid, Pagan Polytheist, Author

Rhyd Wildermuth is a druid, a pagan polytheist, a political theorist, and a prolific author on topics related to paganism, animism, environmentalism, and political issues. He lives in the Ardennes and is devoted to Brythonic, Germanic, Gaulish, and other gods, as well as to ancestors and local land spirits.

Rhyd is also the co-founder and director of Ritona a.s.b.l., a not-for-profit publishing organisation advocating for pluralism, tolerance, and respect for indigenous and non-industrial ways of being in the world.

Among other titles, he is the author of Being Pagan: A Guide to Re-Enchant Your Life and the forthcoming Here Be Monsters: How To Fight Capitalism Instead of Each Other. His writing can be found at From The Forests of Arduinna.


Edward P. Butler

Director, Center for Global Polytheist and Indigenous Traditions

Edward P. Butler received his doctorate in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research in 2004 for his dissertation "The Metaphysics of Polytheism in Proclus". Since then, he has published regularly in academic journals and edited volumes, primarily on Platonism, the polytheistic philosophy of religion, and the theologies of several polytheistic traditions. He is an advocate for the preservation, restoration and revival of polytheistic traditions around the globe as the director of the Center for Global Polytheist and Indigenous Traditions at INDICA. More information about his work is available at his site, henadology.wordpress.com.