16 Dec '17, 3am

@douglaserice @Panmankey 's response to RHE's Ask a Pagan Q&A was really helpful.

@douglaserice @Panmankey 's response to RHE's Ask a Pagan Q&A was really helpful.

Paganism is an umbrella term, encompassing dozens of varying belief systems. As a result, there is no “Pagan Orthodoxy,” but certain traditions could be said to possess an orthodoxy. Gardnerian Wicca is an initiatory, oathbound practice with certain rules and a consistent ritual structure. If you were to practice it in a way that violated its structure and teachings that could be considered a violation of orthodoxy. What makes Paganism unique is that we acknowledge that there are hundreds of ways to practice it, and as long as you doing at least a few of the things I outlined above, the rest of us are fine with you standing under the umbrella. Modern Paganism might have very well started as a reaction to the industrial revolution. A lot of the language found in Modern Paganism can be traced back to the English Poetry of the Romantic Era, an era where poets like Keats, Shel...

Full article: https://rachelheldevans.com/blog/ask-a-pagan-response

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