About the Journal
The Journal of Contemporary Heathen Thought is a publication that seeks to foster the development and promulgation of philosophical inquiry and thought within the Heathen community. We hope to reach beyond the historical overviews, introductions, mythographical expositions, and presentations of practices and rituals that have comprised the bulk of specifically Heathen publications thus far. Thus does the journal begin in a state of profound discontent. We begin as a publication which is ultimately untimely — in that our focus is neither to recreate that which was, nor to propagate that which is, but rather to strive towards the actualization of that which is to come. What we seek to do is take the necessary steps towards rectifying the vast gap that currently separates the depth and sophistication of contemporary Heathen thought from that of the world's major religions. What is currently absent is the kind of systematic, multi-disciplinary, academic treatment that comprises Religious Studies — the academic study of religion as informed by the methodologies and fields of study such as Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, etc. What we lack, in other words, is a distinct discipline that could be called Heathen Studies. For a more full examination of the journal's roots, mission andgoals, we invite you to browse volume two, which can be viewed .