Paganism for Beginners: Magical Names

The Enchanted Garden of Messer Ansaldo by Marie Spartali Stillman

There are many reasons why someone might want a Pagan name: to feel more in touch with a particular deity, animal, bird, or tree; to emphasise a quality that you possess, or to which you aspire; to celebrate a connection with a particular animal, bird, plant, place, or being hat you already feel. [Read more...]

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Paganism for Beginners: Festivals

Celtic Wheel of the Year by DragonOak on DeviantArt

Different Pagan traditions celebrate different festivals. Wiccans, Druids, and many eclectic Pagans celebrate the eightfold Wheel of the Year. Other traditions have their own cycle of festivals, often specific to the locality and ethnic tradition they work within. Pagan festivals have rich and complex symbolism rooted in folklore and Nature. [Read more...]

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Religion, spirituality, and the big ball of mud

Scouts Canada, Toronto contingent to the 4th Pentathlon Jamboree Fredericton New Brunswick. User:WayneRay and Harry Gatley, Quartermasters for the Jamboree.

Religions are organic, they grow with and in culture – and if people rip the ideas out of context, they lose meaning and coherence. Religions are like languages – deeply embedded in culture and history; sometimes they have their own culture. Even religions that claim to be universally applicable arose at a particular time and place because of specific theological, philosophical, and spiritual concerns. [Read more...]

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A Queer Pagan Reading List

By Malcolm Lidbury (aka Pinkpasty) (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Here are a bunch of books for the LGBTQ Pagan reader. I have either read these and can recommend them, or I have read another book by the same author, and can therefore recommend the ones on this list. [Read more...]

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Paganism for Beginners: Organisations

Pagan handfasting ceremony at Avebury (Beltane 2005) - source: ShahMai Network

Pagan organisations are important because they represent Pagan organisations to the wider world, and connect members of the Pagan movement together. Through them you can find out more about your chosen tradition, and meet other Pagans to celebrate with. [Read more...]

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Paganism for Beginners: Theology

PILGRIM ON A FOREST ROAD -- Into the Mist of Old Japan, by Enami

Pagan theology is non-dogmatic, experiential, and descriptive. You are ‘doing theology’ whenever you explain how magic works, describe what you think a deity is, talk about the soul, or what happens after death. You are ‘doing theology’ when you wonder why bad things happen to good people. [Read more...]

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Paganism for Beginners – Overview

Tree at dawn, Bucovina, Romania

Paganism is more of an attitude of mind than a fixed creed. It is always tempting to ask, “what do Pagans believe?” but a better question is “what do Pagans do?” [Read more...]

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