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Book: Pagan Religions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 1. What is Paganism?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.45468


Paganism is a diverse religious phenomenon encompassing a range of beliefs and traditions outside mainstream monotheism. Central to Paganism are polytheistic and animistic beliefs, including worshipping multiple gods and goddesses and the spiritual essence of non-human entities. Pagan traditions are diverse, encompassing many paths with distinct practices and backgrounds. A focus of Paganism is the reverence for nature and the interconnectedness of life, often expressed by celebrating the seasons and life.

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