Rooted in ancient magical spirituality while finding new expressions in the postmodern age, Paganism encompasses many different beliefs and practices.
A wide array of spiritual, cultural, and philosophical currents combined to affect the rebirth of Paganism in the post-modern world.
Numerous people have played key roles in the development of Paganism, particularly in its mid 20th-century renaissance.
Paganism by definition has no written sacred scripture. Its "sacred text" and source of authority is the natural world and the personal experience of each individual practitioner.
Whether they see themselves as returning to ancestral practices or creating a new Paganism for today's world, contemporary Pagans constantly deal with questions of authenticity, identity, and historicity.