Pagan Awareness Day

"Pagan Awareness Day

All practitioners of Earth religions, Wicca, Shamanism, Druidry etc,
are being encouraged to wear a purple ribbon as a way of promoting
religious tolerance and to potentially raise awareness: On Sept. 21st
to 22nd all Witches are going to wear little purple ribbons so
everyone will know Who Else is a witch/wiccan/ pagan/... . But no one
can do this if they don't know about it, so pass the word along! This
message goes to all Witches, Wiccans, Pagans from all sorts of

We can make a day for ourselves!! Actually, two days!!! You can buy a
purple ribbon anywhere, Dollar store, Wal-Mart, shoppers Drug Mart,
anywhere...Wear it in your Hair, or pin it up to your shirt. Make it

My thoughts: To alert that we are Pagans, Wiccans, Druids..etc. ..
tie a note on the end or label it "Fight Religious Discrimination"

Mine will say that....PASS THIS ALONG!!!! to every one and to EVERY

Who and What I am.

Hello I made a livejournal to show my spiritual side and real feelings about things. I'm a proud pagan and I am something called an earth angel. A lot of people never heard of them but they are people that were put here on earth to help others but they go though a lot since they don't belong here. My lover is a shade the opposite of who I am.I deal with a lot of unseen things. I summoned and banished many evil forces. I write my own simple spells that work as well. I hope i'll find someone who will understand me or would like to.

How does one define?

Okay, so a few months back I was talking to this friend of mine and all, and he's very open-minded but not a big fan of Paganism because when he was "into it" he was following that inaccurate "pennagram is Satanic rock" metal depiction or whatever, had a bad experience because he invited something into his home that he shouldn't have, and doesn't really want anything more to do with it. Too bad, he was never into the actual thing and is now too scared to really get to know what he thought he was into. Oh well, his thing works for him, so . . .

Anyways, I strayed from my topic. One day he asked me, what does Pagan mean to you? I've been asked by several classmates, once I say I'm Pagan, what does that mean?, what do you believe?

I always gave a rather lame-sounding answer, because I wasn't quite sure how to word what it means to me or what I personally believe. I'd just say, Generally speaking, it's multi-deity and/or Nature worship, except usually less smart-sounding, simply because I was unsure of how to word it.

But it came to me the other day, actually, when I was walking home by what in the spring is a large row of lilac bushes that I love to smell. For me it is not so much about Ra or Diana or any of them (though I do like the concept of Thoth and Maat)- because though I think there is/are higher power/powers (I think that God must either be a woman or a hermaphrodite, but that's just me), and that it is quite compatible with both Paganism and, say, Christianity, for their to be the main god and then lesser ones who help Him/Her/It (ex: saints and angels in Christianity, or something like that), that is not what it is about for me.

I have never felt inspired, or whatever the correct word is, in a Church. Mind you, I have not been to many, but when I have I never felt anything. When I walked by those lilac bushes and those trees and stuff, however, that's when it came to me- it's those types of things that inpsire me or make me feel good, not sitting in a hunk of dead wood listening to some droning person read from an often misinterpretted book (I have nothing against the actual concept of Christianity; it just angers me when people warp the bible to accomodate racism and homophobia and stuff). I'm more "at home" in a nature environment, not a building-type one. Does that make sense at all?

So, moving on, what do any of you guys say when people ask you what Paganism is to you or what do you believe?
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New member

I'm 19, so still a teenager, right?

Hell, I'm five years old at heart. (Maybe younger) But my language makes it seem like that's not even possible.
Yes, I curse. -shrug- I'm allowed..

In any case, who is the mod for this comm?
The co-mod isn't added as a maintainer account, and the Mod/Maintainer's journal is deleted..

Any ideas?
I was wanting to talk to the Mod about making more banners to choose from when people join..

This seems like a pretty active group. I hope no one minds if I advertise a few communities I know of that need members...

ashes_of_willow is a Metaphysical newsletter in need of writers and members! (We're really short on both right now, seeing as my main writer just left.) If you're interested in writing a metaphysical article for the newsletter there are a few simple guidelines to follow:
1) Don't make it too lengthy. One Microsoft page would be good. Spellcheck and grammar check are GREAT.
2) On the basis of Psychics and Tarot reading: Leave it to YOUR EXPERIENCES/YOUR DECK only! That way we KNOW they're real. Any advice for newcomers to whatever Art you practice is also welcome.
3) Join the community. If you don't join, your article will not be submitted until you do.

oath is a community much like this one, only it's open to any practitioners of the Art. Also, Tarot readers/ empaths/ psychics are welcome.

Any Buffy fans here? I have communities partaining to Joss, but I'm not advertising those here...

Thanks a lot,
eden || the eagle's head


Alright guys, I need some advice.

To commemorate our founding headmaster my school is going to sing--as a whole--this Remembrance Day (I think it's Veteran's Day for you Americans).

Anyway, we have been doing rehersals are learning two songs: 'Oh Canada' our national anthem, and 'Oh Lord How Great Thou Art'. Quite obviously, the later is a church hymn. Herein lies my problem. I love my school (call my crazy or whatever, but yay, I do) and I'm greatful for our founding headmaster and I want to sing, but I'm not sure about singing the hymn.

The hymn itself is beautiful, I just don't agree with what it says. I don't believe in what I'm singing, but at the same time I want to sing. And I don't want to be fluffy and pull "I'm-sorry-that's-against-my-religion-I-refuse-to-sing" because there are a lot of people at my school form different faiths and the bottomline is I do want to sing.

So here's my question, is alright to sing a Christian hymn to commemorate a good person, even though I don't believe in it?

Thanks for any advice.
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Okay, my fellow Pagans and Pagan-interested peoples, my school has this thing called the Culture Club, right? Well anyways, each year they have this calendar contest to help raise money. Each month features some sort of holiday/celebration from a culture (example: October- Mexico's Dios Los Muertos). Everyone in the art classes (like me) are required to submit something, right?

Anyways, I want to do a Pagan holiday, seeing as how practically everybody in this school are Christians and some don't even know what the hell Paganism is, right? Oh, and don't even get me started on a recent Senior English thing... blech, I'll tell you more about that later.

So... what are your suggestions? I know of SOME of the high Pagan holidays, but I don't really observe any and don't know too much about most of them. So I am open to any and all suggestions, such as what holiday, or references to informative websites, or you know, whatever. ^__^ Many thanks to anybody who cares to help. Later.
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misutaa supaakoru

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Hello all :)

I'm new. I knew for a while now that I was not the Catholic I was raised, so I began to fiddle around with religions. Buddhism, Shintoism, Satanism, etc. (I probably don't have to explain how Satanism isn't related to Satan, only the idea of him) I belive in astrology, and I've practiced/studied it for years, so I looked for a religion that encompassed astrology, and sure enough I found Neopaganism. Also, I really enjoy not having absolute beliefs and the allowance of freedom if what you want to think. The diety I worhsip, if I do, is the Goddess, but I see it more as an energy radiating from the universe, and through the Earth from the Moon. As the Moon affects the light at night and the tides of the seas, I belive it also affects the different energys. I also believe in Astrology the same way with the different planets. The Moon's phases are 28 days, as are a women's menstruel cycle, so it makes sense to have it represented by a goddess and feminine energy. Plus, I'm Irish, and Paganism is the native religion in Ireland, so it's nice to be in touch with my roots. My question is, can you tell from what I belive which specific section of Paganism I belong to? I think there's a Celtic one, and there's Neopaganism and Wicca, I'm not too educated on the different branches of Paganism, but I suspect most of you to be, and I'd be very greatful of you could help me, or even recomend books or something.

Blessed be,
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