In placing this here, I am hoping it gets seen more readily:
I am a student of cultures and history. I hold degrees in both. I do not subscribe to the notion that cultural isolation in pre-modern times was by design or choice, and that cultural intermingling is an evil of the modern world.
If, at any point, a culture was shielded from another and diffusion did not occur, it is due to geographic isolation than a uniformly made decision.
Keep that in mind while reading here.
Paganism, paganism, and NeoPaganism
As a clarification:
When I speak of the modern religious movement/community of religious movements, I use Paganism as a proper noun. That means capital 'P'.
When I speak of historic, pre-Christian groups of Europe, I follow the academic standard as established through years of history and write it as "paganism".
I consider the term "NeoPagan", "Neopagan", or any iteration of that word to be offensive, and refuse to use it. I consider the term misrepresentative at best, and derogatory at worst.