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This Pagan tradition involves beliefs and practices that are passed down through a family over the generations. The practice of the tradition may be informal and involve no ritual, but its origins are frequently Pagan. The connection to Paganism may be downplayed, denied, or combined with Christian elements. 10 Celtic Traditionalism. This describes groups, or clannads, whose goal is to re-create pre-Christian Gaelic religion and society. Druidism. Druidism is a revival tradition that attempts to re-create the Druidic system and may or may not be combined with Celtic Traditionalism.

Chapter 3 explores beliefs as they relate to images of God or Deity. We examine the range of beliefs about Deity that people have frequently adopted over the centuries, and look at the sorts of beliefs Pagans often hold. Chapter 4 fearlessly addresses the issue of Satan and the historical developments that led to Paganism’s occasional and inappropriate association with Satan. We also encourage you to examine your own issues involving “cosmic boogeymen” and explore what you fear spiritually. Chapter 5 lays the groundwork for Paganism’s belief in a living, conscious, cooperative universe, the existence of which forms the basis for much of Paganism’s magickal practice.

Specifically, they work with the images of Goddess as maiden, mother, and crone, known as the Triple Goddess. 8 Faery Wicca. Those who practice Faery Wicca work specifically with nature spirits. Strega. This is an Italian tradition of Wicca that emphasizes herbal knowledge and tends to be strongly matriarchal. Shamanism. Shamanism is a Pagan tradition that involves going into a trance state in order to perform a variety of works, which may include healing and divination. 9 It is also found in cultures and religions not necessarily considered Pagan.

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