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« Topic Start: June 23, 2011, 04:55:24 pm »

Hey Smiley

For the last couple of years I have called myself a pagan, without knowing really what kind of pagan I truly am. I feel that paganism is the closest religion/faith that I can relate my beliefs to. And in the search for finding a name for what kind of pagan I am, I have come to this place Cheesy

I have put together list of my beliefs (spiritually):
-I don't believe in a specific deity/deities. I believe that each living organism is a "god" in their selves
-I believe that there are two forces excisting, Life and Nature. Life is the force in every living thing, and nature is the natural forces and every thing in the nature.
- Nature and life is sacred, but faith/religion shouldn't be the reason why I couldn't do something.
-Respect is granted, trust is earned. Both untill proven otherwise.
-I don't believe in reincarnation. When we die, we join the force of nature.
-I do not believe in magic, but I do believe in rituals, seremonies and similar.

That is about everything I can come up with at the moment. I hope that anyone of you can help me fin out what kind of pagan I am. Smiley
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« Reply #1: June 24, 2011, 05:23:29 am »

Hey Smiley

For the last couple of years I have called myself a pagan, without knowing really what kind of pagan I truly am. I feel that paganism is the closest religion/faith that I can relate my beliefs to. And in the search for finding a name for what kind of pagan I am, I have come to this place Cheesy

I have put together list of my beliefs (spiritually):
-I don't believe in a specific deity/deities. I believe that each living organism is a "god" in their selves
-I believe that there are two forces excisting, Life and Nature. Life is the force in every living thing, and nature is the natural forces and every thing in the nature.
- Nature and life is sacred, but faith/religion shouldn't be the reason why I couldn't do something.
-Respect is granted, trust is earned. Both untill proven otherwise.
-I don't believe in reincarnation. When we die, we join the force of nature.
-I do not believe in magic, but I do believe in rituals, seremonies and similar.

That is about everything I can come up with at the moment. I hope that anyone of you can help me fin out what kind of pagan I am. Smiley

As has been said in a similar thread: Do some research. Read up on existing traditions, read the myths of different cultures. Or, if that is possible and appeals to you, go and attend rituals of different groups. It's possible that you'll find what you're looking for this way.
If nothing stands out to you after you've researched, you can always use your ideas that you've outlined above to create your own path. I'm currently juggling with two pantheons, so sometimes in ritual I need to develop new ideas to suit my needs. You could do the same, but it requires some work and time. 
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« Reply #2: June 24, 2011, 06:19:12 am »

Hey Smiley

For the last couple of years I have called myself a pagan, without knowing really what kind of pagan I truly am. I feel that paganism is the closest religion/faith that I can relate my beliefs to. And in the search for finding a name for what kind of pagan I am, I have come to this place Cheesy

I have put together list of my beliefs (spiritually):
-I don't believe in a specific deity/deities. I believe that each living organism is a "god" in their selves
-I believe that there are two forces excisting, Life and Nature. Life is the force in every living thing, and nature is the natural forces and every thing in the nature.
- Nature and life is sacred, but faith/religion shouldn't be the reason why I couldn't do something.
-Respect is granted, trust is earned. Both untill proven otherwise.
-I don't believe in reincarnation. When we die, we join the force of nature.
-I do not believe in magic, but I do believe in rituals, seremonies and similar.

That is about everything I can come up with at the moment. I hope that anyone of you can help me fin out what kind of pagan I am. Smiley

Your beliefs sound a lot like a Pantheism to me. There are some Pagan pantheist groups, particularly the Church of All Worlds. You might also want to look into Gaia Wicca or even Unitarian Universalism, many followers of UU are pantheists.
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« Reply #3: June 26, 2011, 10:51:02 am »

Your beliefs sound a lot like a Pantheism to me. There are some Pagan pantheist groups, particularly the Church of All Worlds. You might also want to look into Gaia Wicca or even Unitarian Universalism, many followers of UU are pantheists.
I will check them out. Thanks a lot Smiley
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