Book Launch at Oseredok.
The Return Of Ancestral Gods:
Modern Ukrainian Paganism Between Politics and Aesthetics
Drawing upon her book The Return of Ancestral Gods: Modern Ukrainian Paganism as an Alternative Vision for a Nation, Dr. Mariya Lesiv will introduce the new religious movement of contemporary Ukrainian Paganism. The movement saw its most vibrant development in the post-World War II Ukrainian North American diaspora and post-Soviet Ukraine. Today, although in decline in the diaspora, it is rapidly growing in Ukraine, involving many different Pagan communities and thousands of believers. Dr. Lesiv will focus on the aesthetics of this new religion and how it may influence the further development of Ukrainian Paganism.
Dr. Mariya Lesiv is an Assistant Professor of Folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland
Dr. Lesiv’s book may be purchased at Oseredok
Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre
184 Alexander Ave. East
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0L6