The role of esotericism in Pagan religion

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I had the good fortune to just come across a two-part article in Patheos by John Halstead in The Allergic Pagan. He explores whether there would be NeoPaganism in the US had Gerald Gardner never existed. He answers a resounding “yes,” and then makes a fascinating exploration of the similarities and differences that would exist [Read More...]

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The spiritual gifts of Wicca do not stop with Wiccans

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Wicca and similar NeoPagan traditions have already helped humanity far out of proportion to our small numbers. We have disproportionately strengthened two spiritual insights essential to humanity’s future: the sacredness of the feminine and the sacredness of nature. In the absence of a appreciation for both, our society faces increasingly dark times, times even darker [Read More...]

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Looking to the future: Pagan religions in 50 Years

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Amid this rich spiritual diversity most of us will come together in a deeper appreciation for this sacred earth within which we live, and for feminine values as necessary correctives to the one-sided masculine puffery that afflicts and distorts so much of our culture, secular and Christian alike. And that will be quite enough. [Read more...]

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Don Frew on saving Pagan lives, ‘Wiccan privilege’ and interfaith

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Few if any NeoPagans have been more active than Don Frew in our interactions with the wider religious world. Given that so much of our history is unavailable except orally, or in very specialized venues, I offered him an opportunity here to comment on interfaith issues and defining Pagan religion. [Read more...]

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