Rituals and Worship

Pagans do not seek to create a rigid distinction between what is and is not sacred, but rather to anchor a cosmic understanding of the universe as enchanted within specific locations that are particularly appropriate for veneration. For Pagans, sacred space is a key to understanding that all of nature - indeed, all of the cosmos - is holy, by and through the particular veneration of a specific location (either in the physical universe, in the spiritual otherworld, or within the imaginal space of the devotee).

Study Questions:
     1.     Why could all spaces be considered sacred?
     2.     How have prehistoric sacred sites come to be understood within contemporary society?
     3.     How does myth influence a site’s sacred value?
     4.     What is the “otherworld”? Where does it exist and what takes place there?

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