Midweek Musings: My Kind of Pagans

I was looking to see if there are ANY fair representations of non-white pagans and / or “women warriors,” since the few people with whom I speak with online essentially don’t give a shit if I feel welcome at pagan gatherings or not. I commend their honesty, at the very least!

Anyway, I did a bit of browsing and found that, at the very least, I’m not completely alone! Nice to know that at least a few other sisters are out and about, brandishing sword or bow, and rocking awesome armour! We kick ass…I suppose that terrifies many, LOL! There need to be more of us, as far as I’m concerned…


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. purplebutterfly964
    Aug 24, 2016 @ 11:41:54

    I love to learn about new things. I had never heard of black pagans. I am glad you did a post on them. Beautiful illustrations and nice post.πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘

    • sepultura13
      Aug 24, 2016 @ 11:58:37

      Many Black people don’t know that Black pagans exist, because A) the church-going part of the community associates Paganism / heathenism with devil-worship, and B) the white pagan community does virtually nothing for outreach.

      I aim to educate people – they just don’t like my style…which bothers me not.

  2. saywhatumean2say
    Aug 24, 2016 @ 13:19:22

    Well I consider myself a pagan because nature talks to me. I’m only a heathen to others and I don’t believe in ultimate good or ultimate evil so of course no devil-worship. I also can’t kick ass, so no armor and my only sword is my tongue but I want wield that well and it is my only weapon.

    I am a member of no community, outside of WordPress and I like it that way. My paganism is my own. As for pagan outreach; I’ve always thought it doesn’t come to you, you must search for it. As you’re doing.

    I love your posts and your site. ~~dru~~

    • sepultura13
      Aug 24, 2016 @ 18:19:17

      Thank you for your supportive words. Nature has always talked to me, and I’ve always been more comfortable in it, so that’s why I consider myself pagan. Like you, I suppose that others consider me heathen, LOL

      I kick ass wherever I go, so I need to be attired properly. My tongue is a sword when I don’t have my two-hander to lay about with – I wear my weaponry proudly.

      As far as searching, I have been…for years. I have learned that it is an exercise in futility, so I’ll focus my time and energy on things that are attainable.

      Always an outsider and an outrider – story of my life!

  3. saywhatumean2say
    Aug 24, 2016 @ 19:51:19

    Well kid you gotta friend here. I use kid, although I am sure you kick-ass but I’m 65 and I use my age as an excuse for EVERYTHING. Use what ya got and run what ya brung.

    I myself don’t believe in any god or goddess or specific entity so I guess I should really call myself a Pantheism but I use pagan because people seize up when you say it. As I said nature talks to me and I believe in some sort of collective good; so I haven’t actually really conceptualized it. ~~dru~~

    Here is a link that is fun, at least to me in the middle of the night when I’m drunk on my butt. http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/blogs/fl/What-is-Paganism.htm

  4. Brian Lageose
    Aug 24, 2016 @ 22:46:08

    I certainly don’t consider you a heathen. What I see first and foremost about you is your heart and soul, both of which are pretty swell, so any other enhancements or accessories you might have are essentially meaningless to me. Nature talks to me as well (being outside, late at night, with the wind blowing and the trees swaying and beckoning, I feel the before and the now and the after, it pulls me in) so I suppose I’m pagan, if there needs to be a label. I’m not religious, I’m spiritual. Many people don’t get that, because it breaks the rules they have absorbed without question since day one.

    We are both outsiders, and we are both tough. (Growing up a gay boy in Oklahoma? That’ll thicken your skin if it doesn’t kill you first.) But we came out on the other side understanding who we are, unlike so many who look to others to define themselves. Let’s wave our katanas overhead in defiance, give a kiss to the moonlight, and then go have a beer with Michonne…

    • sepultura13
      Aug 24, 2016 @ 22:54:53

      I understand perfectly when you say “spiritual” – no explanation needed.

      We both have thick skins, for sure – I grew up a Black girl in Alaska – and you speak truth with this:

      “…we came out on the other side understanding who we are, unlike so many who look to others to define themselves.”

      That’s it, right there, isn’t it?

      I’ll buy the first round! The bar had better let us keep our katanas, though…

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