I Am Pagan

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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
    46-50, M
    9 Responses May 9, 2013

    Idk if I want to believe in the zodiac lmao.

    ,,sun in Pisces and moon/rising in cancer? Not the most loveable signs of the bunch according to the descriptions lol.,.
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 18, 2015

    I consider myself pagan.

    I've read up on many religions and done a lot of research on the Internet. The closest thing I can find to what I feel is right, is in paganism. More specifically The Order of Bards and Druids. From an early age I believed that the most important experiences are those that...
    skywalker9 skywalker9
    18-21
    Feb 8

    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

    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

    I need to find more pagan friends

    because I guess being pagan scares regular folk.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 18, 2014
    fullslivermoon fullslivermoon
    16-17, M
    Dec 27, 2015

    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

    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
    10 Responses May 30, 2011

    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
    15 Responses Apr 8, 2012

    it's so frustrating the way a lot of people

    look at me when I tell them I'm pagan, its such a peaceful loving religion that people look down upon and I don't understand it. I love nature and believe in its power and beauty it provides everything we need to survive and be happy. So what if I want to go out on a hike and...
    upupandawayla upupandawayla
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 8, 2015

    To all of my fellow Pagans out there,

    do any of you put personal belongings on your alters, if they mean something to you and your craft?
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 21, 2015

    Óðin, oath-breaker?

    Part one. It has been said by many that Heathens taking oaths as seriously as they do is unfounded, as their god Odin has broken multiple oaths. But what is the context and importance of this? The first thing to get out of the way is that Heathenry (or whatever you wish to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 1, 2015

    I'm Pagan...... This is whom I have always been

    even if I didn't know it at the time.... as a child I saw thing and experience things I didn't understand... I was being led to my spiritual path... but, I was brought up Christian... I found my path and held onto it.... most think I crazy or my soul is damned... but, my logic...
    Sinzi Sinzi
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2015

    I've been Pagan since age 13.

    I don't consider myself Wiccan, simply Pagan, of no ONE tradition. I am a healer, and work with Tarot and Runes. I am a solitary practicioner, for the most part, but will help certain other pagans if asked. I am not afraid to "step into the shadows" if it becomes necessary to do...
    wolffekin wolffekin
    46-50
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2015

    I have been a sort of "closet Pagan"

    for quite some time. I had first discovered this side of myself as a middle schooler, no older than 13 at the time. I had wanted to tell my parents, but when I did it was only met with anger and contempt as my father had told me I would go to Hell for ever believing in such a...
    AngelofForgottenLore AngelofForgottenLore
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    Aug 3, 2014

    In school I wear a pentacle

    or draw one on my hand . I Get judged and some people call me a satanist when the symbol is different. It's my body I can do what I want and most people that judge me I don't even know.
    darkseeker100 darkseeker100
    16-17, M
    4 Responses Dec 17, 2015

    I'm not Wicca or druid I'm a sun worshipers

    who believes in the great energy that holds all living things together not a god or form but raw energy that is out side gravity and is free flowing thru the universe never dieing always constant just in different forms
    spiritofwind spiritofwind
    26-30
    3 Responses Oct 14, 2015

    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

    I'm 13 and I was born into a pagan family my

    mom was a pagan Wiccan and my dad was a just a pagan
    mirajane123 mirajane123
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 8, 2015

    I'm not Wicca or druid Im a sun worshipers

    who believes in the great energy that holds all living things together not a god or form but raw energy that is out side gravity and is free flowing thru the universe never dieing always constant just in different forms
    Spiritofwild Spiritofwild
    18-21
    5 Responses Apr 15, 2015

    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
    MaddeBee MaddeBee
    22-25, F
    Dec 8, 2015
    DanMann500 DanMann500
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 20

    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

    i am a pagan because it is a natural religion

    and way of life. It is the oldest religion in the world and has never caused a war. We do not sacrifice animals or virgins in fact our creed says "let it harm none and blessed be" We follow all the sabats and equinoxes and can communicate with spirit. We perform rituals to bring...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 22, 2015

    I'm not Wicca or druid I'm a sun worshipers

    who believes in the great energy that holds all living things together not a god or form but raw energy that is out side gravity and is free flowing thru the universe never dieng always constant just in different forms
    spiritofair spiritofair
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 12

    First things first, I should do an introduction.

    So pretend you never read this. Hello everyone, my name is Kali Serenity [last name withheld] but you can refer to me as either Kali or Serenity. I am sixteen, a sociopath, a polytherian and a pagan witch. I won't bother going into details with my beliefs or my theriotypes, if...
    KaliSerenity KaliSerenity
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2015

    Merry meet to all my brothers

    and sisters! Blessed be ) 0 (
    melsteatime melsteatime
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 13, 2015

    I am a pagan because it is the religion of my

    ancestors. They were a free people who chose to live by honor rather than selfishness. My gods taught you to seek wisdom, protect your honor for it is what makes you a man, and live a free life. My gods like and help humanity instead of destroying cultures like the abrahamic...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2015

    Hello everyone! I live in England

    and I have spent a few years traveling around the country to various sites important to the Anglo Saxons. I've always been fascinated by the migration from Angeln to Britain and the stories of how it came about. Pursing the events and people who made it happen lead to me...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 5, 2015

    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
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2013

    Merry meet. I new to the Pagan community.

    I've always been spiritual and interested in spells. I worship Nature And see the Earth as the Mother of us all.
    SpookyCharm SpookyCharm
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Aug 30, 2015

    Greetings

    I would love to speak with any pagan(s) who understand anything at all about the dream world.
    angangang angangang
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Aug 22, 2013

    I swear I'm like synced up with the moon cycle

    naturally...I've been trying to start over the past few days and change mentality and I find out it's the new moon...I also get crazy on the full moon lol. Anyone else setting new intentions tonight?
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 18, 2015
    LenapeYengwe LenapeYengwe
    31-35
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2015

    I'm still very new to my path,

    and I'm interested in reading as many books as I can get my hands on. Any recommendations? If it's WELL worth the read, then price doesn't matter.
    mayanaise mayanaise
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 15
    siebearrrr siebearrrr
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 30, 2014

    I am not the original author.

    Versions of this parable have existed for thousands of years and have been adapted to many spiritual paths. Here is the Heathen adaptation. One day an old man was walking down a road, and he met Odin. Now as it happens, both the old man and Odin were too busy to stop and talk...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    I need some help, a God has shown himself to me,

    but I am unsure what to call him, or how to communicate with him, since I've never had any experience with meditation. from description I've read, he sounds like silvanus but has antlers like cernunnos, but they are new antlers and he wears a crown of moss or vines, and a wolf...
    Kolisnjor Kolisnjor
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 13, 2015

    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
    13 Responses Mar 16, 2011
    craig62 craig62
    51-55, M
    Jul 9, 2015

    so I've got a question,

    is it possible to devote myself and time to two different pantheon? I have seen cernunnos and I feel connected to him, but I also feel drawn to Norse mythology, like everything Norse seems to speak to me, as a therian the ulfhednar also interest me.
    Kolisnjor Kolisnjor
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Dec 28, 2015

    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
    45 Responses Sep 3, 2012

    Hellenic pagan here. i worship (mainly) Hades

    and Persephone, but I also worship nature.
    treehuggingheathen treehuggingheathen
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 8

    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

    Happy Beltane to all Wiccans

    and other Pagans.
    pinetreeguy pinetreeguy
    70+, M
    3 Responses May 1, 2015

    I was brought up in the program of Christianity,

    an unnatural system of though which caused me much confusion and mental distress. I sought the truth in other philosophies, and discovered that Christianity was a massive lie, a pernicious hoax that deprived people of authentic, natural religion. After coming to Paganism, I feel...
    comfortablemarsupial comfortablemarsupial
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2015

    Discovered Buckland's Complete Book Of

    Witchcraft in the public library back the mid 80s when I was a teen. That book showed me that the other witchcraft books were Christian satanic panic. I was 16 years old then, when I was introduced to that book. I didn't become a wiccan until I was 18. I had the typical...
    LadyDarkMane LadyDarkMane
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Apr 30, 2015

    Wæs þu hæl to you all!

    I hope you are all keeping safe and warm this winter, and preparing for another joyous Yule!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 6, 2015

    After years of searching it took a Witch to say,

    Welcome home. I'm now comfortable with my beliefs, some call me a hedgewitch but I'll accept any tag you like, I know I'm me and the Lord and Lady know who I am.
    beowylf beowylf
    56-60, M
    1 Response Feb 10

    Norse pagan. I resurch multipile mythologies

    but the norse stuck out to me I an not religous but highly spiritual
    Lokisvixen Lokisvixen
    18-21, F
    Jul 3, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Aug 10, 2014

    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
    1 Response Dec 9, 2012
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