Category Archives: Paganism – General

Honoring Our Ancestors, Creating Our Future

“Before us stand the unknown generations to come. Beside us stand the Beloved Ancestors whose efforts have taught and guided us, as we have joined them in the Great Work. Now we must go forward, strengthened by the bond of … Continue reading

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Columbia: The Goddess of the United States

Whether you think of her as an archetype, a land spirit, or an old goddess with a new name, Columbia is the name that some Pagans are starting to reclaim as the personified ideals of America. In the early history … Continue reading

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The Spiritual DNA of a Contemporary Pagan

“If we pursue a spiritual path in depth, then it changes who and what we are. There is no turning back. We can only move forward.” — Vivianne Crowley In a book by Robert Norton and Richard Southern called SoulTypes: … Continue reading

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“I don’t make the rules, I just follow them.” – Creating Your Own Religion

In religion, agency is the capacity of a person to have direct control of your own beliefs and actions. Do you take control of your beliefs, or do you allow others to tell you what to think? Do you value … Continue reading

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Religious Cosmology – Making Sense of the Universe

“He who does not know what the world is does not know where he is, and he who does not know for what purpose the world exists, does not know who he is, nor what the world is.” ~ Marcus … Continue reading

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Worshiping the Divine in a Contemporary Pagan Way

Contemporary Pagans see the Divine in many diverse ways. Some see many distinct Gods and Goddesses, some as one or two, some as archetypes, some as within nature, and others as nature itself. By not being tied down by the … Continue reading

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Mercury Retrograde and Chicken Little

“He knew that all the hazards and perils were now drawing together to a point: the next day would be a day of doom, the day of final effort or disaster, the last gasp.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien   I always … Continue reading

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I love you, but I do not like you very much right now.

“We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created.” – Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook One time when my wife and I calmed down from a passionate disagreement (mind you, we are both … Continue reading

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Religious Diversity in Contemporary Paganism

Contemporary Paganism is a very diverse religion with a correspondingly broad spectrum of beliefs about the nature of the Divine. It does not derive from a single vision or a single doctrine. There is no definitive Pagan creed or universally authoritative … Continue reading

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Seeing the Divine as Contemporary Pagans

Contemporary Paganism is a modern revival of an ancient world-view. Its roots are sunk deep in the shamanistic and natural expressions of universal interconnection found in the earliest known spiritual traditions of mankind. We recognize that we are part of … Continue reading

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