Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Paganism overviewformilitary

1,594 views

Published on

Published in: Spiritual
  • DOWNLOAD FULL. BOOKS INTO AVAILABLE FORMAT ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. PDF EBOOK here { https://tinyurl.com/y8nn3gmc } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. EPUB Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y8nn3gmc } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. doc Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y8nn3gmc } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. PDF EBOOK here { https://tinyurl.com/y8nn3gmc } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. EPUB Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y8nn3gmc } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. doc Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y8nn3gmc } ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... .............. Browse by Genre Available eBooks ......................................................................................................................... Art, Biography, Business, Chick Lit, Children's, Christian, Classics, Comics, Contemporary, Cookbooks, Crime, Ebooks, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, History, Horror, Humor And Comedy, Manga, Memoir, Music, Mystery, Non Fiction, Paranormal, Philosophy, Poetry, Psychology, Religion, Romance, Science, Science Fiction, Self Help, Suspense, Spirituality, Sports, Thriller, Travel, Young Adult,
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here

Paganism overviewformilitary

  1. 1. Many Beliefs – One World Overview of Modern Paganism for Chaplains
  2. 2. <ul><li>1 million Pagans </li></ul><ul><li>4.7 million Presbyterians </li></ul><ul><li>8.6 million Lutherans </li></ul><ul><li>2.5 million AME </li></ul><ul><li>16 million Southern Baptists </li></ul><ul><li>2.7 million Jews </li></ul><ul><li>1.3 million Muslims </li></ul><ul><li>34 million “Nones” </li></ul><ul><li>32,000 Quakers </li></ul><ul><li>2.4 million Episcopalians </li></ul>Religious Diversity In America
  3. 3. Who are these people?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Law enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing-health professions </li></ul><ul><li>Legal system </li></ul><ul><li>Nonprofits </li></ul><ul><li>Computer science </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Retail </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Business management </li></ul><ul><li>Food & entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Arts </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Armed Forces </li></ul>88% of Pagans are registered to vote 13% of Pagans have a military record Pagans come from all walks of life
  5. 5. A “natural” religion
  6. 6. Once upon a time . . .
  7. 7. Basic Beliefs <ul><li>Nature, including humanity, is a manifestation of the Divine </li></ul><ul><li>All life is sacred </li></ul><ul><li>Divine is neither male nor female </li></ul><ul><li>Gods and goddesses are part of Divine </li></ul><ul><li>We are responsible for our own lives </li></ul><ul><li>We should live without harming others </li></ul>
  8. 8. Basic Practices <ul><li>Hold most ceremonies in a circle </li></ul><ul><li>Call the four directions to begin ritual </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge five elements: earth, air, fire, water and spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate seasons of the year </li></ul><ul><li>No formal clergy </li></ul><ul><li>No formal scripture </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Worship Satan </li></ul><ul><li>Mutilate animals </li></ul><ul><li>Abuse children </li></ul><ul><li>Murder </li></ul>Pagans do not :
  10. 10. Current Military Religious Designations <ul><li>Gardnerian Wicca </li></ul><ul><li>Dianic Wicca </li></ul><ul><li>Seax Wicca </li></ul><ul><li>Wicca </li></ul><ul><li>Druid </li></ul><ul><li>Shaman </li></ul><ul><li>Pagan </li></ul>
  11. 11. NeoPagan Variety Paganism Druidry Wicca-Witchcraft Reconstructions African Diaspora Latin American Heathen: Norse, Slavic, East-Euro Shamanism Dianic, Radical Faery Indigenous Native American
  12. 12. Only a few decades ago, most Americans still killed their own table meat. Many cultures still practice animal sacrifice, preparing the meat for consumption after offering it in ceremony.
  13. 13. This Hmong shaman from Laos is the healer for her clan.
  14. 14. Why do Pagans dress funny?
  15. 15. More next week . . .
  16. 16. In “The Gift” Cate Blanchett plays a widowed mother of three who makes ends meet by using her psychic gift to advise townspeople.
  17. 17. Witch means: <ul><li>Healer </li></ul><ul><li>Wise one </li></ul><ul><li>Divination skills </li></ul><ul><li>Herbalist </li></ul><ul><li>Harmony with nature </li></ul><ul><li>Uses power for good </li></ul>
  18. 18. Healers : Witch Medicine Man Curandera Witch doctor Shaman Bruja Tamsin Blight 1798-1856. Famous English witch healer and a person able to remove curses or spells from a person. Many of Blight's customers were farmers who came to see her about sick cattle, others were young women anxious about their marriage prospects.
  19. 19. Throughout time, people have sought knowledge beyond the five senses. <ul><li>Astrology </li></ul><ul><li>Tarot </li></ul><ul><li>Meditation </li></ul><ul><li>Palmistry </li></ul><ul><li>Throwing bones </li></ul><ul><li>I Ching </li></ul><ul><li>Numerology </li></ul>All of these are simply ways of tapping inner knowing.
  20. 20. Key Historical Influences <ul><li>Renaissance discoveries of ancient classical texts </li></ul><ul><li>Secret societies </li></ul><ul><li>Alchemy and ceremonial magic </li></ul><ul><li>Victorian fascination with “noble savage” </li></ul>Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? --By Paul Gauguin
  21. 21. Roots of Modern Witchcraft <ul><li>Gerald Gardner </li></ul><ul><li>Margaret Murray </li></ul><ul><li>British Traditional Witchcraft </li></ul><ul><li>Rise of feminism & Goddess movement </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental movement </li></ul><ul><li>Counterculture of 1960s </li></ul><ul><li>Disillusionment with organized religion </li></ul>
  22. 22. What about Wicca? <ul><li>Specific sub-group of witchcraft </li></ul><ul><li>Honors God and Goddess </li></ul><ul><li>Specific pattern for ritual </li></ul><ul><li>Initiatory degrees tradition </li></ul><ul><li>Coven is practicing community group </li></ul><ul><li>Priesthood shared among group </li></ul><ul><li>Fastest-growing religion in US </li></ul><ul><li>Small group called a coven </li></ul>
  23. 23. Sacred Geometry
  24. 24. Wheel of the Year
  25. 25. Common Pagan Holidays Oct 31-Nov 1 Samhain Start of new year, honor ancestors Dec 21 Yule Winter solstice, welcome return of the sun Feb 2 Imbolc Community ties, signs of spring & returning light Apr 21 Oestara Spring equinox, new life May 1 Beltane Fertility celebration Jun 21 Litha Summer solstice, anticipate shorter days Aug 1 Lammas First harvest Sep 21 Mabon Autumn equinox
  26. 26. The Trouble With Hollywood
  27. 27. Witches and the Media Satanic link seen in killing of goat Witchcraft Blamed in Murder of Sioux City Girls Cat beheaded as part of a satanic ritual Satanic rites in Arico cemetery Mayor Resigns Over 'Satanic Abduction‘ Witchcraft made me steal beer, man tells deputy
  28. 28. The problem with misunderstanding Gerald Amirault spent 18 years in prison for allegedly raping 8 children while dressed as a clown.
  29. 29. Religious Flim-Flam <ul><li>“ Selling Satan: The Tragic History of Mike Warnke” (1992 Cornerstone Magazine) </li></ul><ul><li>Lauren Stratford: From Satanic Ritual Abuse to Jewish Holocaust Survivor (1999) </li></ul><ul><li>The Bizarre Case of Dr. Rebecca Brown, by John Baskette (1994) </li></ul><ul><li>Innocence Lost in Landmark Child Abuse Case, by Gretchen Passantino (1995) </li></ul>
  30. 30. The infamous McMartin Pre-School SRA scandal cost 7 years and millions of dollars, plus irreparable damage to children, families and the preschool.
  31. 37. Serving with honor and compassion since 1775

×