Future of Paganism
A reincarnation of ancient faiths, Paganism in the twenty-first century faces unique questions. In its diversity, is there unity? Which particular expressions of faith in the old gods will survive into the decades to come, and which might die out? How will Pagans becoming increasingly influential in modern American society? Patheos probes these questions and more in its Future of Religion series.
Contributors include: Margot Adler, Helen Berger, T. Thorn Coyle, Raven Digitalis, Gus diZerega, Ivo Dominguez, Jr., Kenaz Filan, Ellen Evert Hopman, K.C. Hulsman, Christopher Knowles, Galina Krasskova, Erynn Rowan Laurie, P. Sufenas Virius Lupus, Mya Om, M. Horatius Picinus, Sarah Pike, and K.W.
Paganism, a diverse and eclectic movement, invites everyone's participation. Here a variety of Pagans weigh in on the Paganism of tomorrow, including contributions from Margot Adler and Raven Digitalis.
A sociologist on the individualized, unlabeled majority of the contemporary Pagan movement.
We must embrace a plural definition of initiation that reflects the variety of our souls.
Gus diZerega explores the role of interfaith dialogue in the future of Paganism.
As the Age of Aquarius slowly turns, what does it hold for Paganism?
Vodou has always been a flexible faith that adapted to problems as they arose. But its root -- its spirits and its tradition of serving them -- will survive and cast out new shoots now and in the decades to come.
In ancient times it took twenty years to earn the title of Druid. Plunking down $25 to join a Druid Order or reading a book or two does not begin to explore what we are and what we can be.
We need to move beyond our differences, accept the fact that we have them, and work together to build up the community for those things that we do have in common.
Do comics give us tales of heroes, or the mythos of Gods?
We're seeing multiple denominations, methodologies of devotion, and approaches to orthodoxy evolving out of what once was a very rigid, insular faith.
There are countless ways to honor the Gods and they are all right!
One practice done by one person well and fully is worth much more than the practices of thousands who are part of a structure in which they have neither personal spiritual investment nor deep identification.
It is up to us as a family, as a community to decide what we want to take with us, what brush strokes should be added to the canvas.
The religion of ancient Rome isn't merely surviving, but thriving!
News coverage of Pagans has changed a lot in the past twenty-five years.
In a movement built on tolerance, we shouldn't make assumptions about Black Pagans.