Pagan Beliefs

Paganism in general consists of many religions, therefore, pagan beliefs can be diverse and vary from religion to religion. Nevertheless, there are some beliefs typical for most pagan systems and religions. For example, belief in divine beings of deities. Unlike the followers of monotheistic religions, Pagans believe in the existence of Gods and Goddesses. In other words, pagan religions are mostly polytheistic. Some Pagans worship the whole pantheon of deities while others choose to follow or reverence a few or even one of them.

Connection with the natural world is another widespread theme among most Pagans. Because of the immanent nature of Pagan religions, it is important to make contact with the divine in the world that surrounds human beings. Pagan ceremonies are usually held outdoors, which symbolizes unity of the cosmos and all creatures living in it. This concept is usually called pantheism.

With this principle of unity, the idea of reincarnation is often derived. Most Pagans believe that after death, the spirit or soul is reborn in another body, which may be of different type than previous “vessel” of soul. Although, beliefs vary in Pagan traditions, whether you will be punished for wrongdoings in this life or in the life after reincarnation, or whether the reincarnation can itself be a punishment.

Many Pagans share yet another belief that all natural objects and phenomena possess souls. This is called animism and animists believe that all things are animated with spirit, as human beings are. Animals, plants, rocks, insects, etc. are unique and beautiful, according to this viewpoint.

Power of magic is the belief of various Pagan groups. According to them, it is the natural human ability, which creates a change by connecting with the energies of nature. These energies exist in all things, even made from solid materials. Below the sub-atom level, the pure energy exist, connection to which and its control and manipulation can cause unexpected and astonishing results.