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Book: Pagan Religions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 42. How do Pagans View Magic?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.45509


Paganism is a magical religion, though views vary on the belief in and use of magic. It is mainly a Christian idea to view magic and religion as oppositional in distinguishing between “true” and “false” religion. The pagan turn toward “magic” is part of a re-enchantment of the world. It is not only about casting spells but is a view of reality and is found in the creation of life.

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