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I Am Pagan

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    So I'm a hedge witch.

    I would love a witchy friend someone who I can share spells with ect. I have friends but when I talk about the topic at hand they kinda get weirded out. so yeah Basically looking for a bff in the occult lol. I have a love for folklore and stuff. hopefully someone around the...
    benevolenentangel benevolenentangel 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Why I Am No Longer Catholic

    When the skies grew dark, Where didnt he bring light? When I didnt know where to go, Why didnt he guide me? When I fell, Why didnt he catch me? When I lay in a hospital bed, Why did he desert me? When an ugly jagged line crossed my forhead, Why didnt he kiss it better? When...
    thatwasawkward190 thatwasawkward190 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    I am admitting it, I am pagan.

    I believe in multiple gods, deal with it. If anyone has a problem with it, leave a comment.
    HEDinTHEclouds HEDinTHEclouds 13-15, M 4 Responses Jan 6

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    okay so the concept of familiar is truly

    bothering me. some say its a noncorporial entity that you can summon or comes to you, others say its a close pet that comes to you, and still others compare it very closely to the spirit guide/animal guide. personally I dont believe your familiar is like based on you and your...
    benevolenentangel benevolenentangel 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 29

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    A Pagan Revelation ( This Is A Bit Long )

    I was raised as a catholic. But i knew from an early age that i didnt hold the same beliefs as my family and friends. I found to much contradiction in the bible and the teachings. I just could not fit into that way of thinking. For many many years i was stuck. I had no real...
    Messenger121 Messenger121 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 21, 2012

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    Baptized In Paganism

    Please do not attempt to convert me to your religion. I am not interested in your concern for my eternal soul. I am most certain that you have enough on your hands tending to your own soul. I am Pagan, I am A PAGAN, however I should say it, and I do not believe in eternal...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 51-55, F 11 Responses May 30, 2011

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    Pagan

    I was rasied in a baptist family and belived in that path for the first ten years of my life . Then I started to research other religions and got interested in paganism then around my thirtenth birthday I was passing throgh my parnets bedroom and saw a preach talking about the...
    DeManCoal DeManCoal 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 23, 2012

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    I'm A Witch.

    I'm just really happy! I finally finished making my own dark mirror! Well, I had to buy tools for it such as a picture frame that came with its own glass, and black paint, but it's beautiful! Actually, it is a plain white wooden framed glass, but it's mine and I made it and I'm...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F Nov 18, 2013

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    I am Pagan and an active Witchcraft

    practitioner. I don't really talk about it with anyone. I also am not considered one of the "good" or "white" practitioners, strictly, because I cast spells that affect the free will of others, mostly for their own good. However, something as simple as a spell to calm someone or...
    SeraphineL SeraphineL 22-25, F Aug 3

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    Proud Wiccan.

    I am a Wiccan, and very proud of it. The hard thing is getting my family to take my path with the Goddess seriously. My mother got me two gifts that contained Wiccan symbols... and then tried to argue with me and say they were Christian. That felt like one big slap in the face...
    RayneWolf RayneWolf 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 18, 2012

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    So, I broke out my tarot cards

    after 1 year of not touching them.. I'm going through a rough patch, and I was preparing to pack them to move. I uploaded a picture of the reading (I did a 3 card) and never in all my days of tarot have I gotten 3 major arcana in a 3 card draw - but it is a big change, too.. The...
    Akuratheleopard Akuratheleopard 26-30, F Jun 1

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    Welcome Fair Weathered Travelers

    I am pleased you've brightened my doorstep today. I assume that your interest here is to see, how compatible we might be? Well, fair enough. Take some time and listen closely to my waxing tale. It sets the tone, on if we shall roam, further down the path as we, or as he is he and...
    Arcanum Arcanum 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 18, 2008

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    I'm not really a pagan,

    but I am very interested in religions: contemporary and ancient. It is all part of my fascination with humans. Belief systems are such an amazing can of worms. And I'm still trying to figure my own can out. There are so many red wigglers in there and what are they saying...
    Katertoten Katertoten 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Alban Elued !

    Blessings on this day, fellow pagans, on the turn of the Autumnal Equinox.... The time of the last harvest and time of completion; of tasks, of goals, of forgiveness of past mistakes and of assessment of gains and losses.... Time to get yourself into who you are aiming to be in...
    Jazz1Geoff101 Jazz1Geoff101 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 21, 2013

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    Have you heard of Mandaeans?

    If you have, do you know that they are not from Irak?! Do you know that they were Minoans?! Have you heard of the mystery of Eleucid? That which was practiced sac rely once a year in Eleucid, where you were granted a once in a life time experience was practiced every day in the...
    Arkhana Arkhana 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 5

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    Someone asked me if they could pray

    for me. I wanted to say "Sure! And I'll dance naked in the woods for you!" To each their own...
    CursiveEve CursiveEve 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 30

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    Such A Blessing

    I was fortunate enough to find Wicca when I was 19. My parents were extremely cool with it, heck, my Mom even became kind of Pagan herself. My brother and his wife, on the other hand, thought it was just a phase. They wanted to "save". So here I am, now 32, and still very much a...
    earthdragon earthdragon 31-35, F 1 Response May 30, 2011

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    What It Means To Me

    My home is the trees. I love the feel of being surrounded by living things. I love the way I feel under moon light. I love life. I love living. I've said this countless ones but I am a child or the universe no less than the trees and stars ❤️ I believe all forms of life are...
    mandi420 mandi420 18-21, F Oct 8, 2013

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    I come from a family

    where religion was never a big deal. For the most part we didn't even really talk about it. We didn't avoid discussions of religion and actually has some rather interesting conversations about our different beliefs. They were interesting because we were all respectful of our...
    ACuriousStudent ACuriousStudent 26-30, F 1 Response May 21

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    Humble Priestess

    When I was in my early to mid twenties I researched other religions and found my home . . . wicca/pagan. I grew up Catholic . . . too many questions . . . not enough answers that made any sense too me . . . just didn't feel right. I've always been very spiritual . . . not very...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 19 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    Greetings

    I would love to speak with any pagan(s) who understand anything at all about the dream world.
    angangang angangang 18-21, F 11 Responses Aug 22, 2013

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    I Am The Daughter.

    I am the daughter of the moon in the sky that shines with a loving brightness I am of the clouds that watch over us I am of the trees that sway in the wind and gives us fruits to eat I am of the earth that stabilizes us, and keeps us up on our feet I am of the rain that...
    MagickMonster MagickMonster 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2012

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    I Am What I Am

    i don't often share my pagan story because it isn't a proud one. it isn't a triumphant, i stepped on this path and never looked back, sort of thing. it's more of a keep it to yourself or be very vague about it deal. however, i think this is the one place...
    bluros bluros 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 9, 2008

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    Raised Pagan - Starting To Fully Become Pagan

    I was lucky enough to be raised Pagan, even if I grew up for years rather confused about the faith I lived in. My mom thought it would be best to not try and force anything on me and my siblings, so I didn't have much impression of a structured religion; perhaps because of that...
    spinneret spinneret 16-17 4 Responses Oct 1, 2012

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    Or maybe I am a pagan

    or a gnostic. I don't adhere to any particular path other than my own, but I see the magic and beauty and the splendor in the world. There is a spiritual energy running through it all, connecting us.
    Katertoten Katertoten 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 2

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    An Integral Part Of Nature

    Greetings and respect to all. Having been raised in a Christian context, and being blessed with an open and enquiring mind, I found that I did not relate to the mindset of those around me with regard to basic belief fundamentals and morals, in short I felt that I was different to...
    tropicalmike tropicalmike 41-45, M Jun 30, 2013

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    Hi. New here. I am a closeted pagan.

    My family is christian so I have to be careful who knows. I practice celtic shamanism, also known as hedge witchery. Hedge witchery and kitchen witchery are not the same. So don't even go there. I am interested in druidism also. I focus on high vibrational spirits and raising...
    silvermoonflower silvermoonflower 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Paganism Is Not Nature Worship

    There is a general conception that paganism is an "earth-based religion" and that all pagans worship nature. This is not true. Many of you are probably gasping in disbelief at this statement. "Not so!", many will exclain, "All paganism honors nature!" This is doubtlessly true...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jan 18, 2013

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    I've noticed that most of us come form catholic

    backgrounds - I wonder if there is any significance here? :p
    Akuratheleopard Akuratheleopard 26-30, F 5 Responses May 21

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    I am Celtic reconstructionalist pagan,

    have been since I was twelve but I think it was always in me. My family don't really accept it but to be honest it's not their life.
    charliebarton14 charliebarton14 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    Forest Dweller

    I think I've always been pagan. Since before I even knew what it was, I would sit and admire the woods in my backyard as a child. I would take my dog with me and we'd go walking along the pathway..just thinking and being a kid. I was being taught christian things and went to...
    SuperMagicMuffin SuperMagicMuffin 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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    I have been pagan since I was 14

    but it was vaguely catholic before that. I've found that my local pagan community can be a bit dismissive for men but otherwise, loving every moment of it.
    AussiePleasure AussiePleasure 18-21, M Jun 2

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    Mother's Talk

    I have always felt, heard, seen the language of my Mother. She speaks in the only ways she can which is through nature. The birds, animals, trees, signs in the sky deliver her messages. Once i learned her way of speaking, the meaning of her words... I listened and believed. I...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 7 Responses Jun 28, 2009

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    I Wish I Knew Any Pagans

    I'm in a place that has few non-christian people. It makes me wistful. I talk about the Goddess. I get lectured on how Jesus is my only salvation, and I need to change my ways or risk going to hell. I say I there is nothing for me to be saved from, only lessons to be learned. I...
    Ivycreek Ivycreek 46-50, F 6 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    I follow an Eclectic path.

    I am very much into Norse Paganism, Scandinavian Cultures and Celtic Paganism.
    Kristine0830 Kristine0830 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    So...what Exactly Does Pagan Mean?

      I get asked that a lot. The older I get the harder it is to answer. Ten years ago when I was running the Earth-Based Religion Forum at Microsoft Network I had to come up with a formal definition of Pagan that was broad enough to encourage all types of Pagans to use the...
    chovhani chovhani 46-50, F 14 Responses Mar 24, 2008

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    Do you people know that faeries are

    not only present in Irish folklore, faeries are real, or little creatures if you want. They are present in native australian culture and Polynesian myths - building faerie homes in your garden does not attract them but harvesting with love a garden composed of native flora...
    Arkhana Arkhana 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    I am an Eclectic Pagan.

    I believe in Gods and Goddesses, Nature Deities, Faerie Rings, Tree Spirits and The Fay Realm. I LOVE Norse Paganism, the Viking Culture and Scandinavian Folklore. I also enjoy the Celtic Pagan culture and anything Fantasy related.
    MikjallFimbultyr MikjallFimbultyr 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    I struggled with religion all my life.

    My family is conservative Christian. Needless to say Im the black sheep. I grew up in a small town with a large Wiccan & Pagan population. So I was exposed to a way of life that was so different from what was expected from my family and society in general. I tried to be a good...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 10

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    That Real Old Time Religion

    I have been a practitioner of a rather ecumenical form of Wicca for 25 years.  I am oriented especially to shamanistic journeying.  I believe that spirituality is our consciousness of our connection to the Divine, and religion is whatever way we choose to honour the...
    NANSELTAR NANSELTAR 61-65, F 9 Responses May 11, 2008

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    I converted from Christianity to Kemeticism

    and Shinto December of 2012. Although I went to church for almost my entire life, I recently just felt that I could no longer call myself a Christian when my political beliefs and spiritual beliefs (which I've held since I was a young child) no longer matched with Christian...
    diogenku diogenku 18-21 Feb 26

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    I guess I'm not really a Pagan

    but the ancient religions interest me, I may end up being a Pagan just about the time I hand over coinage to the ferryman.
    Dragonstone Dragonstone 56-60, M Jan 4

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    Hypocrisy.

    I have been accused numerous times by Muslims and Christians of being hateful and disrespectful of their faiths. I confess I find this puzzling considering the deep history of hatred and intolerance each of these two religions has shown the world. Let me be clear, I do not...
    deleted deleted 26-30 49 Responses Sep 3, 2012

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    Sorry to come here for this

    but I have yet to find a response anywhere. Then again I rarely get one on this site either. Meh anyowho Ok. I am looking for the very first pagan oriented novel I have ever read. It actually lead to to learn more and eventually follow my path. It was about a brother and sister...
    carodwen carodwen 31-35, F 4 Responses May 9

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    I wish I got out into nature more.

    We live in a city, and I love it here. But some days, I really need to walk through the woods. It hurts sometimes that I can't reach them. Other people don't seem to understand. They say I'm just bored or overworked, and I should go to the cinema or something. It's not about...
    garnet612 garnet612 22-25 3 Responses Jan 14

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    My Story

    I was born to a mum and dad in their 40's...mum was a catholic, dad was a Christian. I had a 4 years older sister. Both of us weren't baptised in any faith as, well, my parents were of different faiths and they wanted both myself and my sister to decide for ourselves who and what...
    Jazz1Geoff101 Jazz1Geoff101 41-45, M 12 Responses May 9, 2013

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    My Problems With Wicca

    First off, this story is NOT intended to offend anyone or slander anyone's beliefs, so don't get upset and leave angry comments. I was in Books a Million earlier today, browsing the New Age section, chuckling at the 2012 nonsense books, and to make a long story a little bit...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Oct 30, 2012

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    I have been a Pagan for most of my life,

    never believing in just one God. I have read about many different religions, but never fitting into just any one. I have chosen a solitary path with my religion and it has served me well and I have never looked back. I love being a part of nature and apart from mankind. My quest...
    CDAdmirer313 CDAdmirer313 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 25

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    Merry Meet

    Hello everyone, I'm Heath. I'm 19, I started walking the pagan path when I was about 17, and in the two years since I really haven't been able to practice the way I would like due to lack of supplies, funds, and the fact that I live with people who are Christian and I respect...
    heathen92 heathen92 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 15, 2012

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    I recently moved with my family to a VERY

    Catholic country. I am who I am and I haven't denied my religion. However, here it is NOT a wise idea so advertise if you are anything but catholic.
    CursiveEve CursiveEve 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Wicca...

    I'm pagan and practice witchcraft, but I'm kind of uncomfortable with Wicca. The idea of the god and the goddess seems binarist to me... and as a trans person, I really don't want to be part of something like that. What do you guys think?
    jimmypage666 jimmypage666 22-25, M 5 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    Pagans And Christians Come Together

    This Story was posted by OceanWitch on ..www.witchschool.com... on Sunday I had to go to the hospital after suffering a injury to my shoulder. When I was in the emergency room. I was put in a room with seven other people. When I sat down I noticed that one of the people was...
    MiremebeKamaria MiremebeKamaria 18-21, F 14 Responses Mar 16, 2011

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    So Thankful

    Because of my living situation, I no longer have the large pagan family i used to just a few years back. I miss having that freedom and encouragement and acceptance. But! I have to be grateful for having a roof over my (and my childrens) head and a good job that I find...
    jhakti jhakti 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2011

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