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as a pagan, what are your beliefs?

Anonymous
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I wasn't really aware how widespread paganism still is until coming onto cm. Are your beliefs still closely related to the ancient traditions? What are your core values? Do you have any type of sacred writings?



I haven't really done any research on my own. But that is because I wanted to open up the topic for discussion (since I only ever see posts about christianity) and I would rather hear answers from believers themselves.
Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:11 PM
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Lizard_Lina
by Platinum Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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My friend has followed paganism since she was a child as has her mother. They lean a little towards wiccan. They have alters for the different seasons, worship the goddess etc. They stick to whatever was passed down to them.
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by Anonymous on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:15 PM
Bump... Curious.
SalemWitchChild
by Blessed be on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:15 PM

I'm Eclectic Wiccan. I believe in honoring the earth and think the creators are a duality of male and female energy.  This energy is represented by various Gods and Goddesses within several pantheons. To me it doesn't matter what God(dess) you choose to worship as long as you make that personal connection with deity.

I believe in reincarnation. We live many lives because we are here to learn, and all our lessons cannot be learned in one life. I do not believe in a hell. I think we all go to that place after this one. Call it whatever you want. Summerlands, heaven, etc.. It's all the same. It's the next place our spiritual selves go to review our life before we reincarnate.

Do you have specific questions?

You can read more about what I believe on my blog. Link is in my signature.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I dont think th3y ar3 wid3spr3ad. Th3y are loud and rud3 that's why th3r3 s33ms to b3 alot.

..MoonShine..
by Gold Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:18 PM

I am an Eclectic Solitary Witch. I use little bits of lots of paths. :D 

ausomezombie2.0
by Silver Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:19 PM
I'm curious also here's a bump
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SalemWitchChild
by Blessed be on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:20 PM
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Forgot to answer your one question. As far as sacred writings, Wiccans follow the Wiccan Rede.


The Wiccan Rede
(Full Version)



Bide within the Law you must, in perfect Love and perfect Trust.
Live you must and let to live, fairly take and fairly give.

For tread the Circle thrice about to keep unwelcome spirits out.
To bind the spell well every time, let the spell be said in rhyme.

Light of eye and soft of touch, speak you little, listen much.
Honor the Old Ones in deed and name,
let love and light be our guides again.

Deosil go by the waxing moon, chanting out the joyful tune.
Widdershins go when the moon doth wane,
and the werewolf howls by the dread wolfsbane.

When the Lady's moon is new, kiss the hand to Her times two.
When the moon rides at Her peak then your heart's desire seek.

Heed the North winds mighty gale, lock the door and trim the sail.
When the Wind blows from the East, expect the new and set the feast.

When the wind comes from the South, love will kiss you on the mouth.
When the wind whispers from the West, all hearts will find peace and rest.

Nine woods in the Cauldron go, burn them fast and burn them slow.
Birch in the fire goes to represent what the Lady knows.

Oak in the forest towers with might, in the fire it brings the God's
insight.   Rowan is a tree of power causing life and magick to flower.

Willows at the waterside stand ready to help us to the Summerland.
Hawthorn is burned to purify and to draw faerie to your eye.

Hazel-the tree of wisdom and learning adds its strength to the bright fire burning.
White are the flowers of Apple tree that brings us fruits of fertility.

Grapes grow upon the vine giving us both joy and wine.
Fir does mark the evergreen to represent immortality seen.

Elder is the Lady's tree burn it not or cursed you'll be.
Four times the Major Sabbats mark in the light and in the dark.

As the old year starts to wane the new begins, it's now Samhain.
When the time for Imbolc shows watch for flowers through the snows.

When the wheel begins to turn soon the Beltane fires will burn.
As the wheel turns to Lamas night power is brought to magick rite.

Four times the Minor Sabbats fall use the Sun to mark them all.
When the wheel has turned to Yule light the log the Horned One rules.

In the spring, when night equals day time for Ostara to come our way.
When the Sun has reached it's height time for Oak and Holly to fight.

Harvesting comes to one and all when the Autumn Equinox does fall.
Heed the flower, bush, and tree by the Lady blessed you'll be.

Where the rippling waters go cast a stone, the truth you'll know.
When you have and hold a need, harken not to others greed.

With a fool no season spend or be counted as his friend.
Merry Meet and Merry Part bright the cheeks and warm the heart.

Mind the Three-fold Laws you should three times bad and three times good.
When misfortune is enow wear the star upon your brow.

Be true in love this you must do unless your love is false to you.

These Eight words the Rede fulfill:

"An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will"

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:21 PM
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Wtf is with the "3's"???

Quoting Anonymous:

I dont think th3y ar3 wid3spr3ad. Th3y are loud and rud3 that's why th3r3 s33ms to b3 alot.

ibelieveinpink
by Platinum Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:23 PM
This... Except I don't have a blog. Lol

Quoting SalemWitchChild:

I'm Eclectic Wiccan. I believe in honoring the earth and think the creators are a duality of male and female energy.  This energy is represented by various Gods and Goddesses within several pantheons. To me it doesn't matter what God(dess) you choose to worship as long as you make that personal connection with deity.

I believe in reincarnation. We live many lives because we are here to learn, and all our lessons cannot be learned in one life. I do not believe in a hell. I think we all go to that place after this one. Call it whatever you want. Summerlands, heaven, etc.. It's all the same. It's the next place our spiritual selves go to review our life before we reincarnate.

Do you have specific questions?

You can read more about what I believe on my blog. Link is in my signature.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:23 PM

So the pagans won't be able to read it and bash me .... its working so far.

Quoting Anonymous:

Wtf is with the "3's"???

Quoting Anonymous:

I dont think th3y ar3 wid3spr3ad. Th3y are loud and rud3 that's why th3r3 s33ms to b3 alot.


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