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Sam Webster

Columnist

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Sam Webster, M. Div., Mage, has taught magick publicly since 1984. He graduated from Starr King School for the Ministry at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley in 1993. He is now a PhD candidate at the University of Bristol, UK, studying Pagan history under Prof. Ronald Hutton. He is an Adept of the Golden Dawn, a cofounder of the Chthonic-Ouranian Templar order, and an initiate of Wiccan, Druidic, Buddhist, Hindu and Masonic traditions.

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Pagan Restoration

Restoring Idolatry to Iconolatry

The ancient icons of the Gods were destroyed in order to break worshippers' contact with their deities. Animating icons will make the Gods' power and blessings more accessible again. Read More »

Toward the Pagan Restoration of Sacrifice

It is time for Pagans to restore sacrifice to its ancient and central place in our rites. The world needs the Gods in Their fullest presence. Read More »

Why I Am Pagan

In 200 words or less, why is Sam Webster Pagan? Read More »

Why You Can't Worship Jesus Christ and Be Pagan

A Pagan who worships the Christian God is rendering aid and comfort to an enemy: a Being who wishes Pagans destroyed or to have their religions and culture removed by conversion. Read More »

Enough of Because: The Nature of Pagan Authority

In the Pagan community, authority is persuasive, not coercive. I write here to provoke debate, not to create or enforce dogma. Read More »

Beginning the Pagan Restoration

The old ways need to be rebuilt, and Paganism will become something new and different, rooted in the ancient and fulfilling the needs of today. Read More »

Recent Articles

Restoring Idolatry to Iconolatry

The ancient icons of the Gods were destroyed in order to break worshippers' contact with their deities. Animating icons will make the Gods' power and blessings more accessible again. Read More »

Toward the Pagan Restoration of Sacrifice

It is time for Pagans to restore sacrifice to its ancient and central place in our rites. The world needs the Gods in Their fullest presence. Read More »

Why I Am Pagan

In 200 words or less, why is Sam Webster Pagan? Read More »

Why You Can't Worship Jesus Christ and Be Pagan

A Pagan who worships the Christian God is rendering aid and comfort to an enemy: a Being who wishes Pagans destroyed or to have their religions and culture removed by conversion. Read More »

Enough of Because: The Nature of Pagan Authority

In the Pagan community, authority is persuasive, not coercive. I write here to provoke debate, not to create or enforce dogma. Read More »