Many of you know that I am a Wiccan. Wicca is a Pagan religion. While Wiccans are Pagan, not all Pagans are Wiccan. Confusing? Nah. Paganism or, more aptly, Neo-Paganism, is an umbrella term for many different sects. Among the sects besides Wicca: Celtic, Egyptian, Greek, Norse, Roman, Druidism, Shamanism... Pagans -- like Christians -- can be strictly sectarian and stick to only the beliefs of their sect. Many Pagans, myself included, are eclectic. But that doesn't mean we can just pick willy-nilly from whatever we like. We have to understand the traditions we borrow from. Some Pagans are also Christian, choosing to follow the philosophy of Jesus (as opposed to Peter) while also being open to pantheism and other Pagan tenets. The important thing to remember is that there is no "Pope" or "Bible" for Paganism. Each person is their own priest/ess and makes decisions for themselves as to tenets, gods, etc. However, there are two "laws" that most every Pagan, no matter the sect, follows. The first is known as the Wiccan Rede ("rede" is an old word meaning, "advice") This means that you can do as you wish... as long as you harm nobody, including yourself. The accompanying rule is known as The Law of Threefold Return. Basically, it's a "reap what you sow" thing... times three. Pagans decide which deities they worship (or none at all) but we all believe that the Divine manifests as male and female: god and goddess. There is much more than this. But one thing you must understand: Pagans do NOT worship satan or the devil. That entity is of Christianity, not us. Please feel free to share if you are Pagan. Or to ask about us if you are not. Blessed Be.