Does Paganism need a prophet? This question was recently floated by John Halstead, and Anna Walther offered a response that Paganism needs not a prophet but a shared purpose. In a sense, they’re both wrong. Continue reading Today’s Pagans Don’t Need a Prophet
Humans possess an innate spiritual capacity rooted in Nature, and Paganism is the natural expression of our common spirituality, arising from Nature and calling us ever back to Nature. This is my conviction.
In every place and time, before prophets gave humankind “revealed” religion, Paganism was our original faith, fulfilling our indelible spiritual needs with wisdom gleaned from our lived experience in Nature. And I hope—for the very life of our Earth and the flourishing of human persons within it—that Paganism may be not merely the ancient faith of ages past but rather our once and future faith. This hope is also my vision, and I founded the Pagan Renewal with a mission to help manifest this vision. Continue reading On the Past, Present, and Future
If Reform Paganism is, as we say, a new branch of the Great Tree of Paganism, then the living Pith of this branch consists in our conviction, vision, and mission:
We affirm our conviction that all persons possess an innate spiritual capacity rooted in Nature.
We affirm our vision of humanity’s once and future faith, inspired by both ancient wisdom and modern learning, ever reforming for the present and the future.
We affirm our mission to promote the restoration of this timeless faith for the highest good of all.
What does this mean? Where do Reform Paganism’s Fifteen Theses and Five Elements fit? How does all this relate to the Pagan Renewal? Allow me to explain… Continue reading Pagan Renewal: A Brief Exposition