Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Religion being made

An interesting thread on Erynn Laurie's blog shows a group of Celtic Reconstructionist Pagans attempting to move beyond the idea of "personal gnosis" ("It's right for me.")

In comparison to Greek religion, for example, we have almost nothing on Pagan Celtic religion that was actually written down by Pagan Celts, so any discussion about sources tends to get sidetracked into the question of how much the material was cleaned up or otherwise massaged by Christian monks, well-meaning Victorian folklorists, or other persons--hence the large part played indeed by personal gnosis.

So it is fascinating to watch people try to find some common ground in creating what is a 98.5-percent new Pagan religion.


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