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    Quote Originally Posted by iwakar View Post
    Have you ever danced naked outdoors? (Bonus points for a full moon and a bonfire.) If so, was it related to said 'pagan beliefs'?

    ...be honest!


    Also, do you view your beliefs as a religion or a philosophy?

    Outdoors? No. Too little coverage from trees where i lived
    I contemplated it though, back when I was Wiccan, just to experience 'being skyclad' and 'one with nature'.

    My personal beliefs are..I dunno. It's hard to define. I cringe at the words 'religion' and 'worship'. I consider them more a lifestyle, I guess. Encompassing religion and philosophy up to the point where they merge.

    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    No moonlit orgies???


    How do you relate your paganism to the rest of the world? Is it mostly solitary, or does it influence how you interact with others?
    The magical part, to me, is very private, at least the practices. I feel very weird when people are watching me do shit lik ethat, coz I can *feel 'them being weirded out. Here in Europe it's mostly either them being weirded out or them trying very hard not to chuckle at you or roll their eyes.

    The actual lessons I learn on that path I very much apply to others, and vice versa. What I learn from others influences how I practise my spirituality.
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    What aspects of paganism are more accepted by the mainstream?

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    Are all Pagans overweight or just the women?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vala Faye View Post
    Outdoors? No. Too little coverage from trees where i lived
    I contemplated it though, back when I was Wiccan, just to experience 'being skyclad' and 'one with nature'.
    Fair enough. I prefer to dance naked indoors. Less police intervention. Has nothing to do with 'being skyclad' or 'one with nature' for me and everything to do with just being alive and spontaneous.


    Are these nature-based philosophies arguably just practiced celebrations of life via nature appreciation?
    "The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things." - Rainer Maria Rilke

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    Do pagans believe in the existence of inherently 'black magicks' (i.e. as a source rather than intent, like a pagan equivalent of Demonology) in opposition to what they do, or is all magic viewed as arising from the same sources, with intent being the only difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vala Faye View Post
    (I'm so going to regret this, aren't I? )
    If it helps make you feel better, I'll be refraining from asking questions.

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    What does your personal cosmos look like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    What aspects of paganism are more accepted by the mainstream?
    You tell me..you're part of the 'mainstream'

    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    Are all Pagans overweight or just the women?
    Actually, Pagans range from the overweight emo-eating dramaqueens to the uptight, stick up their ass- ascetic yoga freaks who are nothing but scrawny bonebags. Both genders. Take your pick

    Quote Originally Posted by iwakar View Post
    Fair enough. I prefer to dance naked indoors. Less police intervention. Has nothing to do with 'being skyclad' or 'one with nature' for me and everything to do with just being alive and spontaneous.


    Are these nature-based philosophies arguably just practiced celebrations of life via nature appreciation?
    That's overgeneralizing and there is so much more to it, but yes, you could say that.

    Quote Originally Posted by lowtech redneck View Post
    Do pagans believe in the existence of inherently 'black magicks' (i.e. as a source rather than intent, like a pagan equivalent of Demonology) in opposition to what they do, or is all magic viewed as arising from the same sources, with intent being the only difference?
    I cannot speak for all Pagans on this issue, but most Wiccans and Witches know that Magic just is. It's a tool. It's the intent of the practitioner that makes it 'black' or 'white'. Wiccans are more likely to talk about 'white' or 'black' magic, as their dogma (harm none) insists on 'white' magic use, so they're more likely to refer to themselves as a 'white witch'. Really though, it's just another label and makes it easier to refer to themselves than to go through this long explanation every time

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    If it helps make you feel better, I'll be refraining from asking questions.
    That's ok, I'm sure I can take it

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    What does your personal cosmos look like?
    Define 'personal cosmos'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vala Faye View Post
    That's ok, I'm sure I can take it
    Oh I have no doubts you think you could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vala Faye View Post
    You tell me..you're part of the 'mainstream'
    I'm not sure because I don't think I could adequately identify what is actually "pagan".

    I suppose the ones easiest to identify for me are the ones associated with various holidays, like Xmas. The evergreen Xmas tree for example.

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