Solstice Series Ends; Wicca Series Begins

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in December we will be asking people questions about Paganism and Pagan religions and culture. Want to weigh in? Find the next question at the bottom of this post! Why do you think Paganism has had a revival over the past 100 odd years? Is it simply due to the decriminalization of Witchcraft and divination? After 1500 years of oppression, why now? Selena Fox responds: The eternal Pagan Spirit of attuning to and communing with … [Read more...]

Solstice Series: Doubt

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in December we will be asking people questions about Paganism and Pagan religions and culture. Want to weigh in? Find the next question at the bottom of this post! Are there ever times when you doubt your spiritual path? What place and use does doubt have in your spirituality? P. Sufenas Virius Lupus responds: In the very best course I took as an undergraduate--a religion class my first year taught by a guest professor named N. … [Read more...]

Solstice Series: Pagan Religious Education

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in December we will be asking people questions about Paganism and Pagan religions and culture. Want to weigh in? Find the next question at the bottom of this post! If you could pick three concepts or ideas that should form the core of Pagan religious education, what would they be? Illiezeulette responded: I'm not entirely sure if we're talking about education for Pagans themselves, or to the general public, but I'm going with the … [Read more...]

Solstice Series: Holy Envy

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in December we will be asking people questions about Paganism and Pagan religions and culture. Want to weigh in? Find the next question at the bottom of this post! A Mormon friend introduced me to the concept of “holy envy”: admiring a religion, or an aspect of a religion, without desire for conversion. Do you ever find yourself in holy envy over something from a non-Pagan religious tradition? Cora Post responds: I have holy envy of the … [Read more...]

Solstice Series: If You Hadn’t Become Pagan…

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in December we will be asking people questions about Paganism and Pagan religions and culture. Want to weigh in? Find the next question at the bottom of this post! What important experience would you have never had, if you had not become Pagan? Sarenth responds: I would not be who I am today.  I would not be a Priest or a Shaman, and I would not know Odin as my Father, but some mythological one-eyed figure who came and went, bringing wisdom … [Read more...]

Solstice Series: What are you seeking now?

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in December we will be asking people questions about Paganism and Pagan religions and culture. Want to weigh in? Find the next question at the bottom of this post! Pagans are continually seeking the Light of Knowledge. What is the mystery that you are currently trying to unravel in your heart? Where is your search for truth taking you right now? Galina Krasskova responds: Surprisingly for me, the last few months have taken me into a deepening … [Read more...]

Solstice Series: The Devotional Path

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in December we will be asking people questions about Paganism and Pagan religions and culture. Want to weigh in? Find the next question at the bottom of this post! We’ve talked a lot about the devotional path here at Patheos but there are many Pagans who feel strongly that other relationships with the Gods are more appropriate. If all paths are valid, is there such a thing as a wrong relationship with the Gods? Morgan Daimler, gythia of S … [Read more...]

Solstice Series: Pagan Community

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in December we will be asking people questions about Paganism and Pagan religions and culture. Want to weigh in? Find the next question at the bottom of this post! Intentional religious community is a North American tradition older than the US Constitution. Would you ever consider participating in building a permanent Pagan village from the ground up? Wes Isley responds: Good question but I'm afraid the very thought of a "pagan village" frightens … [Read more...]

Solstice Series: Your Former Faith

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in December we will be asking people questions about Paganism and Pagan religions and culture. Want to weigh in? Find the next question at the bottom of this post! Assuming you are a convert to Paganism, how has your relation to, and perspective of, your former faith evolved? Talena responds: My faith view has been developing over many years. Basically there is a greater deity beyond our comprehension/understanding. It has both a male & female … [Read more...]

Solstice Series: Intra-Pagan Dialogue and Cooperation

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in December we will be asking people questions about Paganism and Pagan religions and culture. Want to weigh in? Find the next question at the bottom of this post! There is a rather firm ideological and almost tribal divide between many of our traditions. Wiccans and Heathens, for example. Does this division serve a positive purpose? Or is the division harmful? This so far has been an uncomfortable question and some people did not want to respond. … [Read more...]


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