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Eclectic Paganists


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Eclectic paganism is a form of paganism that draws on many different ideas from different paths. For example, some people might draw a circle in a Wiccan way and worship Norse gods and goddesses like asatru.  Yet it is also personally tailored to the individual. For example, I believe all gods and goddesses that have ever been worshiped exist as thought forms, and that they can take physical form when sent enough energy by their followers. That isn't exactly taught by any religion, but it is part of my worldview. Eclectic paganism's main doctrine isn't that what you believe is the most important and that it has to be the correct way to believe, it is that the journey you take to find your beliefs is the most important and there are many different ways to find the divine, even if yours is that you don't believe in an higher power at all. For a good book on eclectic paganism, I recommend "Paganism, an introduction to earth centered religions" so are there any eclectic paganists here? If so, would you like to share one or two of your beliefs? 

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Well, I am certainly very Pagan, and well versed in many styles of ritual.  I mostly claim to be Universalist Heathen, and a "lore head" at that, but some of my cosmology is influenced by Wiccan concepts derived from sources that are far more ancient than the New Forest Coven.  Some call me a Witch, some call me a Norse Shaman, some use the Old Norse term Volva.  I will admit to being all of those things.

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Stephanie

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On October 27, 2016 at 6:37 PM, StephanieVikingGirl said:

Well, I am certainly very Pagan, and well versed in many styles of ritual.  I mostly claim to be Universalist Heathen, and a "lore head" at that, but some of my cosmology is influenced by Wiccan concepts derived from sources that are far more ancient than the New Forest Coven.  Some call me a Witch, some call me a Norse Shaman, some use the Old Norse term Volva.  I will admit to being all of those things.

hugs,

Stephanie

My roots draw my interest farther back than the New Forest Coven as well.  ;) Ive traced my ancestry (loosely) to Alpin mac Echdach (Dal Riata). Deep interest in Celtic Ulster-Scottish belief systems that existed during the Roman occupation and as well as how they incorporated and blended with the Christian tenets that came with it. Beliefs not too different than the old Nordic ways.

Have also traced lineage to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation as my grandmother was a Cherokee seer. 

The magic of the Creator is all around. Life in every breath. 

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I know where I fit in the Multi-verse, but in the paganistic belief system, that is another question.

I follow Norse, Visa-Goth, Egyptian. As well as both Fey courts, Draconic and Demonic realms. Let's say that I am a well rounded individual. I really don't wish to explain what I can't explain at this point in time. Think of this. I am a Triad. Male-Female-Both. Where the Female side is the strongest. Am both Creator and Destroyer.

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I consider myself pagan and a witch. My path is the path of Chaos. Ominous as that may sound, it's not a malicious or destructive practice. On the contrary, it's about tapping into the primal chaotic energy to improve the world (or your perception of it).

As far as deities, I believe any and all may or may not exist. They may be individual facets, ormultiple interpretations of one several Prime Beings. Maybe they're simply psychological constructs we invented to understand the world around us. It doesn't matter. It's so far beyond my understanding, I try to allow all possibilities without limitation. What's important is the results. Does it work? Can I use it to better myself and the world around me? Is it compatible with Nature? If yes, proceed. If no, modify my practice.

 

On occasion I consult the tarot of read runes, or most commonly create sigils. This is what works for me. I love hearing or reading about all types of theology or spirituality. I believe the more a learn, the more tiles are revealed of the mosaic.

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