Pagan, Paganism, Pagan Religion

Pagan, Paganism, Pagan Religion


Beliefnet is the leading spirituality and religion site. Our Pagan section covers a plethora of all things relating to Paganism, Wicca, witchcraft, magick, Goddess spirituality, indigenous traditions, shamanism, and more. The Pagan community is very diverse, but most are united by a faith in ancient Pagan beliefs and traditions and the mission of bringing these to the modern world. Pagans believe in honoring and respecting the Earth and treat nature as holy. Many Pagans prefer a Goddess, or a feminine image of the divine, rather than a masculine God. Beliefnet's Pagan and Earth-based religions content includes:
  • Guided Pagan meditations
  • Teachings and articles from leading Earth-oriented teachers like Starhawk, Margot Adler, and Mara Freeman
  • Discussions about everything from the history of Paganism to Pagan teens, Wicca, Native American rituals, and shamanism
  • Seasonal celebrations of everything from Samhain to Summer Solstice
  • And more!
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Creating an Altar with Meaning

An altar in your home can become a place where you go to reflect on the things you really value.

The Importance of Pagan Ritual

Pagan rituals help us remember that we are always connected. By Margot Adler


What Pagans Believe

Basic beliefs of the broad category of Pagan religions, including people who practice Wicca, Druidism, Asatru, Shamanism, and more.

Columns by Starhawk

Starhawk is one of the most respected voices in contemporary Earth-based spirituality. Her columns for Beliefnet range from essays on Pagan holidays to pieces about political activism.

Choosing a Coven

A basic introduction to Wiccan covens.

How to "Come Out" As a Pagan Teen

Tips for sharing your faith with friends and family.


Communing with the Earth

Use this meditation to learn how to return to a harmonious relationship with nature.

Meeting Brigit

Use this meditation to learn about the goddess of healing, the sacred art of smithcraft, and inspiration.


Complete Pagan Features

Your guide to Pagan and Earth-based rituals, holidays, community, and more. Explore unique features, quizzes, ecards, and discussions for people who practice Pagan traditions.