Welcome to my Pagan Pages. After seeing many great Pagan sites online, I decided to be brave and contribute my own. Most people I've met don't know thing one about Paganism and what it is, so this first area is going to be devoted to explanations of Paganism and some of its various branches. The one thing this world needs is better understanding and communication. So this is my way of doing my part for the Pagan community specifically and the world at large as well. We can end fear and intolerance if we're only brave enough to be honest with each other and open-minded enough to listen.

I've been a Dianic Pagan since I was 13 years old, in other words, since about 1980. What is a Dianic Pagan? Depends on who you ask, and since I'm answering, I can only give you my answer, I hope that will suffice. To me, a Dianic Pagan is one who follows a path centered on Goddess spirituality. This doesn't mean I'm a monotheist - I'm not. Some Dianics pretty much are from what I have seen, but there's probably as many answers to that as there are Dianics. I revere all the Goddesses. My personal path in Dianic Paganism is very eclectic all around, and the Goddesses I choose to focus my attention upon can change from time to time, depending on what I feel calling me. Primarily my worship is very Earth-centered. I view the focal point of my spirituality to be a connection to Gaia, ie Mother Earth. The wonderful women of Daughters of the Moon have a page with another explanation of Dianic Paganism that people might enjoy checking out. I've also added an essay found at PagaNet, which you can read by clicking here.

Then there are the Wiccans. Though I personally am not Wiccan, I know alot of them. There are many subgroups of Wiccans including the Gardnerians, Alexandrians, Celtic, and Feri. I'm not going to explain each one in detail, mostly because I don't know enough about the various groups to do them justice. Wiccans in general have some things in common. They worship the Goddesses and the Gods together. (Dianics worship the Goddesses and honor the Gods.) They have something they call the rede which is one of the few rules they have. Some non-Wiccans use it too, I'm one of them, because it is a good general rule for behavior. The rede simply stated is "If it harm none, do as you will." Wiccans are also nature/Earth-centered in their spirituality. One of the things that most people aren't aware of when it comes to Paganism/Wicca is the fact that it is a religion recognized by the US government. In fact, the US Army Chaplain's handbook has a section on Wicca. There are many other branches of Paganism besides the Dianics and Wiccans. Included in this are the Shamanic Pagans (not necessarily Native American in focus, some use early Euroshamanism), Asatru (which is Scandinavian Paganism), Discordianism, and non-Wiccan Celtic Paganism. I really can't go into explanations of these groups, but I will be looking on the internet to find sites for them so I can include them on my links page.


My thanks to Rowan, Lilith Silverhair, Jaz, Sage NicRhiannon, Jonathon Earl Bowser, and many others for the lovely graphics on these pages. Links to everyone whose work I have used can be found on my links page.

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