Following the old ways makes me a pagan to members of the three book religions, and its a title that I'm proud to wear. Fall is my favorite time of year, the time of year when I feel most alive, and when I feel closest to nature and the gods. Does these definitions fit you as well as they do me?
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.
In the image below I have tried to represent what I consider the foundation of paganism. Let me know if you agree or have questions.
It is wonderful to be able to celebrate the diversity of the Divine. This morning I'm feeling exceptionally proud to be pagan, and feel a deep sense of appreciation and respect to all of you, my pagan sisters and brothers. Thanks for walking the path with me.
Peace on your path,
I'm Dr. Dave, an eclectic shaman. I lived and worked in Bolivia and Peru for over six years, where I and was trained by Andean Shamans, and today practice eclectic shamanism.