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A new journal, a new start, something I've been meaning to do for some time.

I intend for this to be a place first and foremost to write about my faith. I'm what you'd call an eclectic solitary Pagan. I'm eclectic in that I pull from a variety of belief systems. I'm solitary in that I generally practice my faith alone. I'm Pagan in that I find Paganism to be a generally welcoming, inclusive group of faiths. I've also come to find great comfort in observing the Pagan sabbats, often known as the Wheel of the Year.

What all this means is that I believe what I feel to be right, after much reflection based on upon my time in this world, my observations, and my dealings with others.

Unlike many/most Pagans, I don't observe a pantheon of gods and goddesses, but instead feel that there is one divine entity, with many different incarnations in different religions across the world. I guess this may make me a bit of a monist, and I have panentheistic leanings. I suppose I'm also a bit of an animist on some level; I'm not above speaking to a tree or a rock or the ocean now and then.

A more in-depth explanation of my brand of Paganism lies beneath the cut. )

Perhaps in part because of my monist leanings, and also by consequence of identifying as Pagan, I feel it's extremely important to be tolerant of other viewpoints and religions. So long as others respect me and my beliefs and don't attempt to convert me or proselytize to me, I get along with people of other faiths just fine.

Regardless of your faith, you're welcome here. Thank you for reading.

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