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Paganism

Paganism is an umbrella term used to refer to a variety of religions including Wicca, Druidry, Heathenry, and nature-based spiritualities. Many Pagans are polytheists and hence honour many gods—and goddesses - from a variety of pantheons: Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Celtic, Nordic. Others may simply refer to their deities as ‘The God’ or ‘The Goddess’.

There are many Pagan paths to walk and spiritual inspiration may be sought from a variety of sources including literature both ancient and modern and from the world around us. What is unique to Paganism is that there are no set rules or instructions to follow, no one book which purports to know all the answers and no Pagan clergy who will tell you what to do and how to live your life. Rather, Paganism is a path of self-development which can lead to many destinations.

Broadly speaking Pagan paths follow the following trends:
o Pagans recognise deity in both male and female aspects
o there is a strong moral and ethical outlook often portrayed as ‘if it harm none, do what you will’.
o many Pagan paths, but not all, also venerate Nature in all her forms.

Information about Paganism in Scotland can be found by contacting the Pagan Federation (Scotland) on http://www.scottishpf.org

More details about Pagan moots and gatherings in Argyll can be found here: argyllpagans.asp


 

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