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30 Days of Paganism Day 28: One misconception about Paganism you’d like to clear up

13 Jun

I think I’ve done a lot of that: we don’t all practice witchcraft, we’re not all earth-based.

The only misconception I can really think up is the idea that pagans really have anything in common. I’m of the opinion that in addition to being a catch-all, opt-in term, paganism is also scene. Which means that there is a huge range of beliefs but also a huge range of involvement within those beliefs, the community, what have you.

It makes much more sense to me to engage with it as a scene rather than anything else, to be honest. That way I can interact with the mystics, the researchers, just as much as the people who love the music and the artwork. I can respect the pagany equivalents of the Christeasters as well as those with ritual calendars that leave no unsacred day as members of the same scene, rather than as a person of a similar belief system.

It’s very freeing.

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