An Introduction to Paganism - An Introduction to Paganism
This article is intended to provide a very general introduction to modern Paganism, a small but fast-growing religion within modern Western culture. I’ve no particular claim to authority on this subject beyond extensive personal involvement in many aspects of the modern Pagan community for over thirty years. I’m a former President of the Pagan Federation and have been its Scottish Interfaith Officer since 1994. While I will be referring to both modern and ancient literary sources, what I have to say derives mainly by personal experience and observation, from shared religious practice, and from very extensive discussions with a fairly large number of other Pagans – running into several hundreds - across Scotland and many other European countries, and to a more limited extent, the USA and Canada.