Petty, Carnal, Pagan Desires

Flicker CC Scarlet O.

Awhile back I talked about the Pagan concept of salvation being temporal rather than eternal. I've been thinking about what that means.If we start with the premise that Paganism begins with the idea that there is nothing wrong with you, that you are not lost, disconnected, in eternal danger, in need of transcendence or incomplete, then eternal salvation doesn't factor in. Most religions, and possibly a few Pagan religions, base their entire teachings on some concept of eternal salvation. … [Read more...]

Is There Salvation In Paganism?

Religion provides the solution to something. It identifies a problem, prescribes a method by which to resolve that problem. That resolution in religious terms is known as salvation. While the concept of salvation is almost exclusively identified with the Christian religion in our culture, it actually predates it. Savior is an epithet given to many old Gods, such as Hecate. Salvation from death was the main purpose behind rites such as the Eleusinian Mysteries.As I'm trying to absorb Gregory … [Read more...]


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