The Children of New Age: a Utopian Project of Anastasia Movement

The article explores the imagination of childhood and parenting practices of contemporary alternative communities in Russia, which draws upon utopian religious and social ideals. Among those communities there are “ancestral (rodovye) settlements” of a New Age, Neo-Pagan movement “Anastasia,” or “Ringing Cedars of Russia”. The childhood, taken as a unique phase in human lifetime, is particularly emphasized: children are seen as little angels and great sages, because they are not corrupted by civilization.

The Origins of Gerald Gardner’s Views on Witchcraft