Pop culture paganism and magic is so fascinating to me. Just like ancient gods, modern mythology comes to life when given energy in the form of time, love, devotion, and attention. This energy, born from love and imagination, means that modern myths and entities are just as real as a more established, ancient tradition.
If there was ever a question I get far too often, it’s this: Why pop culture paganism? Why not “normal” paganism? Why use fake characters to inspire you when real ones are just as inspiration, if not more? Why bother?
While often delivered rudely, these are perfectly valid and intriguing questions. I asked myself the same thing when I first began delving into PC Paganism. Why can’t I just worship a pre-established God or Goddess? Why not join a pre-established religion? Why make my life harder and expose myself to further ridicule from my peers? These were the questions that kept me in the broom cupboard for some time, and I know they keep others from exploring their path. While I certainly can’t speak for other pop culture pagans, I can tell you how I came to realize this was my path, and how I believe others may have found…
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