Contemporary Pagans tend to look to the past for insight and wisdom and are engaged in reviving pre-Christian indigenous traditions of Europe that were repressed by Christianity. Pagans view the natural world as sacred; for many of them, the earth itself is the body of a goddess. Some are polytheists who interact with many deities, while others worship a God and goddess pair or one great goddess. Most Pagans create rituals to celebrate the cycle of the seasons, celebrating Fall Equinox or Summer Solstice. Pagan teachings celebrate the interconnectedness of all things and the fact that humans and the natural world are part of a web of life. Wicca (or Witchcraft), the most common form of contemporary Paganism, is a new religious movement that ...

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