Neo-Pagans are usually polytheist, but are sometimes monotheist or animists, and worship old pagan gods from different cultures, which may include Celtic Paganism, Germanic Paganism, Slavic Paganism, Norse Paganism and alike. They may also worship a deities or spirits not found in any particular religion, believing them to be intertwined with a form of energy that flows through nature and life.
A Neo-Pagan's devotion may vary from member to member, as with their preferred deities or deity, so when conflicted, a Neo-Pagans may inquire their fellows on whether they have "spoken to a [deity]", as to avoid intruding on their privacy. Neo-Pagans also believe in the use of magic (or outright witchcraft), often spelled as "magick" as to differentiate it from stage-play magic. Neo-Paganism is often Eurocentric, and the Neo-Pagan movement tends to exclude practices which don't originate from around mainland Europe.
The pagan beliefs a Neo-Pagan must act on are referred to as their practice. Neo-Pagans practices can either fall into specific denominations, or be eclectic. Eclectic Neo-Pagans are people who don't fall into a strict table of practice, and pick their beliefs based on preference. Denominational Neo-Pagans follow a specific set of beliefs laid out by someone else, usually from a written text like a grimoire. Denominational Neo-Pagans can also follow the teachings of a high priest or priestess if they belong to a small denomination.
See Wiccan Theocracy
Wicca is considered more eclectic than other denominations of Neo-Paganism, which probably goes toward it's massive popularity.
In short, Wicca is a watered-down and more child-friendly version of real Paganism of which followers can be easily mistaken for Harry Potty LARPers, especially prominent since many Wiccan's like to dress-up as witches.
How to draw
- Draw a ball
- Color it a mint green color
- Add a black pentagram
- Fill the inside parts white
- Add a head bow on the ball
- Draw the two eyes
|Mint Green||#79CC71||121, 204, 113|
|Black||#141414||20, 20, 20|
|White||#FFFFFF||255, 255, 255|