About Paganism - The Basics
The Basics |
What Paganism Is |
Nature Veneration |
The Goddess |
Other Characteristics |
Pagans may be trained in particular traditions or they may follow their own inspiration. Paganism is not dogmatic. Pagans pursue their own vision of the Divine as a direct and personal experience.
The "Pagan Federation", recognizes the rich diversity of traditions that make up the modern paganism. It is not possible to describe each individual in a brief introduction. Nowadays there are various traditions like Wicca, Druidism, the Nordic Tradition, Shamanism, and other. This list is not exhaustive, but these traditions provide a good overview of modern practices of the pagans.
Some authors see the emergence of Paganism in the twentieth century as a revival of an older Pagan religion and describe all the above traditions as Neo-Pagan.
This term is also used to describe all those who are recognisably Pagan, but who do not adhere to any of the above traditions per se.
A definition of a Pagan: A follower of a polytheistic or pantheistic nature-worshipping religion.
A definition of Paganism: A polytheistic or pantheistic nature-worshipping religion.