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« Reply #60: October 30, 2009, 12:06:49 am »

I tend to map BTW to cluster 1, structured eclectic (i.e. people borrow, but they fit it into a structure that has some persistence) into cluster two and three, and Neo-Wicca for clusters 4 and 5. (Unless I'm being deeply cynical, when I feel Cluster 5 isn't Wicca of any stripe except maybe Wiccish.) And I consider what I do to be cluster 3, and probably better with a different term. (Because we're structured, initiatory, have internal mysteries, etc. but it's increasingly clear they're somewhat different mysteries from Wicca.) But I can see arguments for different divisions. (And it's not in the essay precisely because I was still pondering that set of divisions when I wrote it, and didn't want to commit to anything specific until I'd poked at it a good while.)
I'll resist the temptation to discuss this here; I could geek out at length about the comparison between "observed distinctions of practice in the early 21st century" and "how the word usage has worked and shifted over the last four decades" but it'd be kinda derailing.  Instead, I'll quote this when I make my "cranky" post - it'll help provide something chewy for discussion, instead of the post just being a rant.

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« Reply #61: November 14, 2009, 06:22:27 pm »

I'm feeling like it would be a good idea to have a section of Buddhism/Daoism/other Eastern faiths here also. They get bundled in to the pagan umbrella frequently enough that it seems they should be mentioned even if only to say something along the lines of "some folks consider these pagan, some don't. Whether you choose to do so or not is really up to you. You might want to take a look at TC's definition of Pagan [do we have a spot for that in here yet?] with emphasis on the 'self-identifies' bit."

It would also be nice to have a little info on these, but it's on a lower level of importance compared to the more clearly pagan paths. If y'all do think that's a good idea then I'd be happy to collaborate on it with someone. There are several people on this forum who know a lot more about Buddhism than I do who might be better suited to draft the main thing as Buddhism is probably the one which comes up most frequently. I'd be happy to add in a couple of paragraphs on Daoism.

I'd be happy to do a section on Hinduism, and include Jainism. If no one else offers to do Buddhism, I could do that one too, though there is likely someone better suited already on the forum. Kasmira, if you're interested, and the mods/staff okay, I'd be happy to collaborate. Please let me know either way.
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« Reply #62: November 15, 2009, 11:50:40 am »

I'd be happy to do a section on Hinduism, and include Jainism. If no one else offers to do Buddhism, I could do that one too, though there is likely someone better suited already on the forum. Kasmira, if you're interested, and the mods/staff okay, I'd be happy to collaborate. Please let me know either way.

If the consensus seems to be that folks think this would be a good section to have then this sounds like a good plan to me.

I might PM treekisser or starglade about having a little help on the Buddhism section (even just a read through to point out things we've missed) as I'm pretty sure they're both much better acquainted with that particular religion than we are.

This gives us a pretty good spread of eastern religions: Buddhism, Hinduism Jainism, and Daoism. The only big religion I can think of that we are missing is Shinto, but I may be forgetting something.
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