Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Revival Of The Pagan Mysteries - Part 1

"Paganism is wholesome because it faces the facts of life" Aleister  Crowley 

This world has been violently usurped by apocalyptic- death religions, religions which constrain the spirit and mind of people. Before the advent of the death cult of abraham, people had a healthier relationship with their environment, their body, and soul.   Paganism is neither  good nor evil, it is a science.  A religion which is based on practice, not on a doctrine, nor a set of beliefs. This is why people in antiquity considered their religions to be form of magic, since their practices have the capacity to alter people's consciousness. It was experiential, not doctrinal. Their oral traditions for instance, when the bard spoke his stories of wisdom. his spoken words alter people's sensorial experiences, allowed them to experience subtle realities with freshen senses. Their dances caused a change in their environment and awareness. And much more. To them, magic was interchangeable with religion. 

As of now, in this ever changing world, people who are interested in this pagan revival, should not be interested in other people's approval, whether or not it sounds moral and rational to the contemporary mind. If the practices and wisdom of paganism are effective, to the engulfing abyss about other people's opinions. It should not be comprised to suit other people's biases and approval, it should be fierce and beautifully mysterious. When its domesticated, it loses its power and sorcery.  Look at the current metal music community for instance, their music is voraciously loud and uneasy to listen to for the average person. But do people within that community actually care about the approval of other people's criticisms outside their community? No! Their criticisms are ineffective, that is how they want their culture to be like. We should share a similar attitude, and not care about other people's approval. And adopt " My way or  the high way" kind of attitude, in order to get aspirations and matters to work out successfully. Besides, the revival of paganism should have an edge to it, something which bites into people. Enough of this half-ass, nerd-like style of paganism. Which gives people the impression that anyone who has an interest in this kind of stuff plays too much World Of Warcraft, and wants escapism from this reality, so he calls himself a Druid. This is not subversive to mainstream religions and culture. The visions are too weak and tame, their not voluptuous enough.

Thankfully, to our advantage, we have the texts of religions around the world at our convenience. Since religion is a form of science in itself, we can compare them and draw similarities from them. When identical, religious ideologies become universal, they have some validity to them. These sort of studies can help progress our understanding of paganism. 

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