Thursday, November 29, 2007

Paganism As Innovation?

It seems until the last decade or two, modern day Paganism established itself from the inventiveness and creativity of its practitioners and yet many of the Pagans I have met believe they are preserving a continuous, prehistoric religion of Goddess worship and prefer to retain each text and ritual as sacred writ. How have any of you developed, elaborated or extended what you learnt from Pagan texts with your own experience?

For example, I am intending to articulate my own path in a formal Book of Shadows based on my Wiccan and magical self-training that integrates my own poetry and prose with an academically rigorous examination of the history and theory of magic. It means a lot to me to know there is an element of creativity in my religion and that there is something I can make of it that will be my own.

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