I just recently started learning about Paganism, and I'm really interested. However, I live in a very small, rural community, and I don't really know where to go. Can I even practice as single person? What do you use for an altar? Where do you have it set up? Is it okay to take it down? To move it to different places that are more peaceful? Are there certain books you'd recommend? What rituals do you practice?
All the information you could give me would be great!
Asked by Anonymous at 6:06 PM on Apr. 23, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by amberpaiz at 6:16 PM on Apr. 23, 2011
You can do what ever you want with your alter... I don't have one... the woods are my alter!! Yes you can practice as Solitary... I do. You can read any of the mainstream Wiccan books, and just omit the stuff specific to Wicca per say, and get a lot out of them.
Answer by Crafty26 at 6:24 PM on Apr. 23, 2011
Read, research, decide what you are. Even people who identify as eclectic still identify with certain deities or certain concepts. There's no set of "pagan" rules because there's really no such thing as "pagan" in terms of "a religion". A lot of people are solitary simply due to geography. The closest fellowship to me is over an hour away, so it's just us in our home. If you don't know what you are, aside from that you're something pre-Abrahamic, I'd suggest you start at sacred texts. If you're actually leaning towards Wicca, there are tons of other sites like witchvox that can give you Wiccan specific info.
Answer by NotPanicking at 7:54 PM on Apr. 23, 2011
You can do whatever you are comfortable doing. I would do exactly like the above posters suggest. Do a google search or even a meetup.com search for Pagan groups close to you. Also look for up coming celebrations in your area. For instance Beltane is on May the 1st and I know there are events in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma areas. We are not usually completely alone, even if you have to drive or just get online, we are everywhere.
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