I believe that we should respect nature. I believe myths have important lessons to teach us. And even though I no longer believe in souls, I know that spirituality can be a powerful, positive force.
These beliefs of mine are not too different from what many Pagans believe.
I’m not Pagan, and neither are most of you. But I was once, and I believe that movement has a vital message to share with the world.
I just don’t know what it is.
This month at Patheos I share my vision of a Pagan world—a world “that celebrates, rather than demonizes, the rich life of myth and ritual that Pagans bring to the table.”
Small shifts add up to giant changes. A minority religion can become an axis of culture. If the religion is as awesome as Vodou or Paganism, this is a win for both the religion and the society it’s part of.
Getting there, however, will require steps forward on that perennial problem: what the heck is Paganism all about, and what can Pagans unify around? What is the essence of Paganism?
You can see the vision here. If you’re Pagan, please comment there and give your own answer.