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Book: Pagan Religions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 31. Is there Salvation in Paganism?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.45498


Paganism and Christianity differ in their concept of salvation. Pagans prioritise earthly well-being over redemption and reject the idea of sin. They believe in diverse afterlife concepts like reincarnation or existence of realms such as Elysium. Pagan beliefs about the soul often include multiple aspects with various beliefs about their fates after death. Some believe the soul becomes a guardian spirit, while others see consciousness merging into a collective consciousness.

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