Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve picked some typically asked questions to cover here.
The answers provided are general answers and do not speak for all Pagans and Witches.
What is a pagan/paganism? There is no single definition of
pagans or paganism that is accepted by all. For ease, consider the definition in the American Heritage Dictionary: “one who is not a Christian, Muslim, or Jew, especially an adherent of a polytheistic religion in antiquity.” Paganism is an umbrella term that encompasses the majority of the non “mainstream” religions.
Are all pagans also witches? No, just like not all Christians are Catholic. Pagans are those who practice a faith that falls under the umbrella term “Paganism” (as described above) Typically, though not always, a
witch is someone who practices magick, be they male or female.
Do you worship Satan? No. The
majority of pagans and witches do not believe in Satan, nor liken him to
most of our own gods or beings, and therefore we cannot worship him.
Why doesn't there seem to be a single answer for anything in your religion/belief system?
Within the "umbrella" of paganism is a vast number of religions and
spiritualities which come from different peoples from all over the
world. Each has their own set of beliefs, traditions, and cultures that
have defined each of them individually as a direct result of hundreds
(or thousands!) of years of growth. To that end, there simply can be no
one set answer because they are all inherently unique.
Is that the Star of David you are
wearing? No, the five point star is the pentacle (when surrounded by a circle) or the
pentagram (when not encircled). The five points stand for each of the four elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water) with the top point representing Spirit.
Some wear this symbol with the point facing downward. While Satanist's
have taken on this symbol for their own use, the majority of pagans who
wear the symbol in this manner do so as a symbolic way of saying that
they are deepening their own spiritual faith by seeking inward.