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I Am Pagan

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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 need to find more pagan friends

    because I guess being pagan scares regular folk.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 18

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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 Apr 16

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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...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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    I NEED POSITIVE VIBES I'm just

    so angry at everything and this isn't healthy ugh
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 22

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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 5 Responses Jan 18, 2013

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    I want to share my beliefs with my family.

    I am pregnant and want to start some family traditions. I need someone to tell me about some traditions and holidays and how you celebrate!
    lillybear13 lillybear13 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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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 10 Responses May 9, 2013

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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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    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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    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 22

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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 10 Responses Aug 22, 2013

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    I am Pagan and not going to renounce that.

    But I won't tell those I cannot like my family,
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I just want to start out by saying I'm a

    spiritual satanist ( who relates the demons of the goetia to pagan gods ) and I'm just here to meet people and talk and such . if any one wants to
    SpiritualWolf676 SpiritualWolf676 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    TrystanVandhelm TrystanVandhelm 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    Who's up for a chat? I want to learn more on

    what being pagan is about, I feel like it's time
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 15

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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 48 Responses Sep 3, 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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    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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    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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    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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    I want someone who believe in similar things to

    me. I have noticed that it makes things much easier as far as relationships go. All I want is someone with things in common to myself
    AuaEarthMother AuaEarthMother 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 11

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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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    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 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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    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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    I am a proud supporter of the divine feminine.

    I don't get to share that often because I come from a conservative family who can not accept that if you're not Christian. you're wrong and will want nothing to do with you.
    RainDebJoys RainDebJoys 31-35, F Sep 23

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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 56-60, F 11 Responses May 30, 2011

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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 4 Responses Aug 26

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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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    AussiePleasure AussiePleasure 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 6

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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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    Living a double life As of

    now I have really gotten to the point to where living a double life kind of sucks after a while, I grew up in a christian home and I'm newly pagan and honestly trying to tell other people that your pagan or anything other than the main commercialized religions they really just...
    10Shadow 10Shadow 22-25, M 1 Response May 18

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    I feel alone right now in my mentality.

    I need positivr vibes I need to forget this anger and generate positive vibes so them I can maybe draw in more positive things
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F Oct 21

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 am a Icelandic pagan,

    is there any other pagans that want to talk? It doesnt look like there is many of us here.
    TropicalArctic TropicalArctic 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I have walked the path

    for more than twenty years. I have found some of the most open minded people in the Pagan world and I have also found some of the most judgmental people as well. I say.. Never be a anti spiritualist because you do not like it done to you. :)
    pegasus12162 pegasus12162 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 27

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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, 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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    I feel like I've been experiencing a "goddess

    tap" lately from the goddess Isis, or possibly the goddess Nephthys. Or perhaps both? I have done a few tarot readings using the Thoth Tarot, and many of the cards I draw have displayed aspects of both of the goddesses. I have dreams in which they appear to me in different forms...
    Iahmose Iahmose 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 23

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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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    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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    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