The Wicker Man is, without a doubt, a key cultural touchstone in the modern Pagan movement. Even if you haven’t seen the film, you probably know at least some of the references like naked nature-worshipers jumping over bonfires and burning people alive in a gigantic wicker man which were first popularized in this film. The Wicker Man’s status as a folk horror classic with widespread pop cultural significance is also probably a factor in why this film is one that many Pagans
I have a new book coming out with Llewellyn in Summer 2023, Spinning Wyrd: A Journey Through the Nordic Mysteries. It answers more questions on how the world of modern Nordic spirituality works, provides further guidance on the cosmology, animism, and mysticism of Heathen practice, and offers tools for developing your skills in trance-based journeying and meditation.