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I Am Pagan

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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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    So I Made A Talisman

    so I made a pretty awesome looking talisman, and I said a little "incantation" over every article added then put it together. I didn't really look up how to make it until after I already made it, and i followed the recipe fairly well considering i just made it up as I went along...
    benevolenentangel benevolenentangel 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 13, 2013

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    Council Of Light

    I am looking for more information about a "Council of Light." Their declared purpose is to "maintain the balance of power and to govern over the unseen world. If any deviates from this plan or disrupts their power *cough* balance of power they are dealt with accordingly" Or...
    TheApostle TheApostle 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 5, 2013

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    Being A Pagqn

    Merry Meet I am still new being a pagan and learning a lot. Have never been happier. Was a christian over for the a long time, was not for me, about a year ago i became a paga.
    pagansarah pagansarah 41-45, M 3 Responses May 31, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Energy Blackout...

    It's 9:26pm... about 15 mins ago so 9:10 EST. A lot of people I know felt super drained almost like a black out. Not everyone felt it, but if you did please comment so I know how bad this was.
    TheApostle TheApostle 22-25, M Jun 5, 2013

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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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    Idolator?

    Pagans, Polytheists, and anyone else who makes use of images in their worship are frequently accused of "worshiping idols" by Christians. They rail against the worship of statues as gods, and the use of any kind of imagery at all. All this does is make me chuckle at them. In my...
    MidsouthGuy MidsouthGuy 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 6, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    So Quick Question Please Answer

    so i have lately been wondering what the diffrence is between a spirit animal a spirit guide and totem animals are. what kind of meditation practices help to find them.
    benevolenentangel benevolenentangel 16-17, M 2 Responses May 30, 2013

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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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    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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    Living In The Land Of Saints As A Pagan

    I live in Cornwall, England and this county is known as The Land of the Saints due to the large number of place names here that start with the word Saint.  It stretches back I am told to a deep rooted Christian belief among the people that live here.  This I feel is changing...
    saratzuke saratzuke 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 5, 2013

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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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    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 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 9 Responses Mar 9, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 13 Responses May 9, 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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    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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    Friday To Saturday Night...

    Friday to Saturday night I have had multiple people tell me there were 'attacked' spiritually at about the same time. They all tell me they woke up at 2am EST. The more sensitive felt or saw an entity quite near them. PM me if such a thing happened to you please. Thanks
    TheApostle TheApostle 22-25, M Jun 23, 2013

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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 3 Responses Jan 6

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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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    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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    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 20 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    Litha Blessings !

    Blessings one and all on this Summer Solstice..... May the sun give us strength and light in this most beautiful of days.... :-) Geoff xx
    Jazz1Geoff101 Jazz1Geoff101 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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    Discovering Myself and the Pagen Within

    My family ties to religion were loose to say the least, but what little we did practice were of the deep southern baptist type. My father's family were baptist and my mom's were as well, so when I had the fear of God put into me by a preacher saying Jesus was a comin' soon, I...
    tosha tosha 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2007

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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 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 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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    Approaching The Solstice

    As the year moves inexorably towards the solstice, soft rain falls gently from grey into greenery, replenishing the earth. Top heavy trees swing branches gently in the cooler air, whilst welsh poppies, aquilegia and sweet rocket tower above the snow in summer and the saxifrage...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 11, 2013

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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 6 Responses Jun 28, 2009

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    From Christianity To Wicca

    I have been a practicing Wiccan now for 8 years. Though I was raised Christian it never felt right to me.  Too much discrimination going on in the Christian community, and I also felt a deep connection to Mother Earth and that was somewhat frowned upon in the Methodist Church...
    WillRoss WillRoss 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 19, 2013

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    Coming Out

    I've been pagan for almost 10 years and still none of my family knows about it. I get this urge every now and then to tell one of them and I get pretty close but then something always stops me. And I think if it feels wrong then it must be wrong. I feel that they will think its...
    JennaReiko JennaReiko 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 10, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Pagan In Hiding

    Unfortunately I live in an area where being Pagan is extremely taboo (The dreaded Bible belt) *dum dum dum*. But here I am, a Norse Pagan adrift in the south east. *sigh*  
    Soarian Soarian 18-21, M 15 Responses Aug 9, 2007

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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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    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 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 4

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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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    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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    So here is my story of how I became a pagan: I

    go to a Catholic school and so it is a given I have been raised as a devoted Catholic but its not what I believe in because I am a Pagan. How can I believe in a god that doesn't even accept me for who I really am? For being gay. Here is how it all came about for me ending up...
    DeathsNotebook DeathsNotebook 16-17, M a week ago

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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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    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 6 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    I Have Been a Wizard For As Long As I Can Remember

    I come from an ancient people who have wandered the earths and heavens. I have studied and used different crafts for many years and I am still developing more. The presence of the Mastercraftsmen around the world prove that we are all pagans in one way or another. Every person...
    Matua Matua 26-30, M 21 Responses Feb 10, 2008

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    Pagan, Polytheists, And "Fundamentalism"

    I am a traditional Polytheist. I practice an indigenous Scandinavian religion the focus of and central practice of which is worshiping and making offerings to the gods, heroes, ancestors, and local spirits. I wish only to restore my ancestoral practices and rekindle true devotion...
    MidsouthGuy MidsouthGuy 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 15, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I am proud to be pagan/Wiccan. So many think its evil, devil worship. Sacrifices etc. The truth is it's not. Many pagans and or Wiccan live almost everywhere. your neighbors...
    Lonewolvesinc Lonewolvesinc 26-30, M Apr 9

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