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"For entertainment purposes only"

I want to get more familiar with the tarot — especially its use as a symbol system and personal religious/artistic/introspective tool, and to some extent also its (actual nonfiction real-world) history. What books or blogs should I read? Study tips for improving facility and speedy recall of card meanings would also be helpful. [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Apr 4, 2015 - 13 answers

One nervous pagan versus a thousand christians

I am not Christian, and often feel seriously awkward and uncomfortable talking to faithful people on/around/about Christian holidays. How can I avoid or lessen this feeling? [more inside]
posted by Heretical on Apr 24, 2011 - 53 answers

Pagan Pantheons of Europe besides the Greek, Roman and Norse?

Everyone knows about the Greeks and the Romans and the Norse, but what are some of the less well known pantheons and pagan religions from Europe? [more inside]
posted by empath on Nov 24, 2010 - 20 answers

Has there ever been a single sacred text of Hellenic Polytheism?

Is there an official bible for the Greek myths? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Mar 13, 2010 - 25 answers

Of all the German days of the week, why did Wednesday get a censored name?

Why is only one of the German days of the week Bowdlerized? Every day (Donnerstag, Samstag, Freitag, etc) is a reference to the old pagan religions, but for some reason Wodenstag got the axe, and is now the bland "Mittwochs." I suspect it's Christian influences, but if so, why did Freya and Thor escape censorship?
posted by RedReplicant on Feb 4, 2010 - 11 answers

Take a pinch of Agrimony...

I'm trying to locate a New Age-y type book that I owned a few years ago. I can't remember what it's called, sadly. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Mar 3, 2008 - 7 answers

Pagan Christmas tree ornaments?

Ahh, Christmas time. MeFites are a bunch of blasphemous heathens, so I'm hoping you can suggest some interesting pagan Christmas ornaments. Also interested in cool pagan wall hangings. [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Dec 10, 2005 - 22 answers

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