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 No.60092

Is any wizard interested in practicing the ancient pre-christian polytheistic/henotheistic religions like Greek or Norse paganism? Have you ever tried to commune with the Gods?

 No.60094

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Religion cope/delusion does nothing to me regardless of its flavor. I also find neo-pagans to be LARPers trying hard to stand out against the monotheists, but i don't mean it in a bad way, i'm sure they are great lads regardless of LARP.

Used to ponder on whether or not actual ancient greeks, if time travel was a thing, would recognize modern reconstructed from bits of data paganism as a real deal.

 No.60095

How is this even close to a hobby?
Religious practice isn't a hobby.

 No.60097

>>60095
Neo-paganism is hahaha.

 No.60100

>>60095
larping is a hobby

 No.60101

>celebrate yearly festivals
>leave offerings in shrine
>maybe do stuffs like divination or ritual baths
That's it. You're as pagan as your ancestors 2000 years ago.

 No.60102

>>60095
it is sort of a hobby because I wacthed something on the people who do practice the old religion and it seems like a lot of larping. (no offence)

 No.60103

>>60097
>>60100
>>60102
Fat atheist fedora scums

 No.60185

I usually abhor the stupid term "LARP" but it does warrant a place in this discussion.
Worship (not to conflate the judeo-christian term "religion" with loosely related practices) is but a cultural matter. Worhipping the gods of a bronze-age, mainly agricultural or maybe seafarer civilization in our modern world, is nothing but LARP. The worhip of the ancient gods is due to a connection with other peoples who did the same thing, and transmitted those practices as a possible solution to the needs of their survival and daily lives. What's going on in OP's picture is clearly a "LARP".
If the OP really is interested in polytheism as a form of worshipping the forces of nature (however he may understand them), there are better ways. If he only wants to engage in some aesthetic ritualism…. well that's fine. You just gotta know the difference betweem one and the other.

 No.60186

>>60185
In the grand scheme of history, if paganism was to make a successful comeback, future historians of 3000 AD would find continuity with the original paganism, with just a temporary dark age in between.

 No.60187

>>60185
>there are better ways
Like what?

 No.60188

>>60187
You think he is some sort of master occultist?
He doesn't know, he is just ignorantly spitting out stuff off the top of his head why trying, and failing to sound like he knows what he is talking about.

 No.60189


 No.60191

The Greek Gods seem to most match the universe we live in, with a human-tier morality that is amoral leaning immoral, but good to their friends bad to their enemies.

The universe doesn't seem to have been designed by an all-knowing Benevolent Unity. And as much as I lean towards Gnosticism, Misotheism, Acosmism and an Evil God in my depressive moments, a truly evil Demiurge could certainly have made a more perfect torture chamber than this, if I'm being honest.

And so Godhood is just a chaotic anarchy of powers. Not even a bipolar world of Good n Evil like the Manicheanism.

 No.60193

Its a larp

 No.60194

I swear it is just one or two people spamming this thread.

 No.60195

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>>60092
I am one of the last disciples of Victory. How could we ever revive their worship when revival is for the dead, and looking back is retreat? Victory is only archaic in striking with the same mad joy for 40,000 years past, that also strikes 40,000 years into the future.

 No.60196

>>60195
Nike is more powerful than ever. He owns a global shoe brand

 No.60197

For more sophisticated intellectual Paganism, I present the Aquinas of the Pagans-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elements_of_Theology

Christian scholasticism is largely cribbed from it anyway. Really Aquinas is the Proclus of the Christians.

 No.60198

>>60197
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crypto-paganism

>In an article entitled The Corpus Areopagiticum as a Crypto-Pagan Project, Tuomo Lankila of the Universities of Helsinki and Jyväskylä argues that the Corpus Areopagiticum, an ostensibly Christian text attributed to Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, was in fact written by Damascius, the last head of the pagan Neoplatonist school of Athens. The article suggests that the work was written "in order to resurrect more easily the polytheistic religion in better times".[6]


The hidden DNA code of Paganism was snuck into NeoPlatonism and Christianity itself by way of Pseudo-Dionysis. So that when bettter times cane it could be ressurected.

It is not a LARP, but preciselyt what the pagan Grand Elders planned all along. Paganism would survive in NeoPlatonism. And Christians would be the very ones to preserve it, as they would be tricked into thinking St Denys, a follower of St Paul itself was a propagator of it.

https://www.academia.edu/4525340/THE_CORPUS_AREOPAGITICUM_AS_A_CRYPTO-PAGAN_PROJECT_Journal_for_Late_Antique_Religion_and_Culture_5_2011

 No.60200

>>60198
When I read pseduo dionysius I remember being discouraged that the whole work was hinged on accepting the authority of the "sacred text", meaning that you have to believe in the tenets of christianity to really understand it, just like with all christian philosophy.

 No.60201

>>60200
Yeah that is the early Church Fathers in general, I read the Greek Cappadocian Fathers thinking they would be more intellectual, mystical and neoplatonist but it just reads like a sermon to me.

But dionysius integrates Bible quoting with a Neoplatonist cosmology that has nothing to do with anything described of the Biblical God

 No.60226

https://rentry.co/b9nor
Full list of books on paganism/polytheist religions including ancient polytheistic philosophical schools and mysteries
Mythology (in order):
https://rentry.co/tr9p8i

 No.60232

I'm not trying to be rude but does anyone actually believe sincerely in the neo pagan stuff? I've only ever seen hippy succubi get into it as a sort of social self-styling accessory, or men who are lonely and bored and need something to spice up their dull existence. Maybe it's just the way they practice their beliefs but they don't seem like they believe in their gods as meaningful forces of nature



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