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Posted: March 20th. 2009 4:28:51 AM

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An Alphabet of Pagans- S is for Subcultural

by Moonlight Wolf

Age Group: Adult

There are many subcultures
But some mix it with religion.
For some it is about the look
And believe that it is
An absolute requirement
For being a Pagan.

Some mix their subculture
And do their best
To incorporate their tastes
With their religion.

Some who are Goth
Who believe this is required
Are more about looks.
They wear the pentacle
In order to look Gothic
Because they know
That it is an occult symbol
That Wiccans use like
The Christians use the Cross.

They wear black all the time
Claiming that this is
How a Pagan or Wiccan should look
Much to the annoyance of other Pagans.

Some who are Hippies
Who believe that this is required
Believe that you must
Buy only ethical products,
Become an activist,
Do all you can for the environment,
Treat all beings with respect
And do all you can to help Fairtrade.

However there are those from both
Who incorporate both subculture
And their religion and it works for them.

Goths who choose to worship
Underworld deities and
Go deep into the occult
In order to study themselves
And in order to face their fears.
These people themselves can be
Incredibly deep.

Hippies who champion
Various causes
Who are members of Greenpeace
Or perhaps Amnesty International
Who work tirelessly
To do their bit to make
The world a better place for all
In the name of their Gods.
These people are incredibly admirable.

Some in Subcultural Pagans
Are incredibly shallow
While others are deep.
Here is a hypothetical
And possibly strange example

A shallow surfer Pagan
Would go around saying
That Hawaiian shirts and shorts
Are right for it because
Pagans are supposed to be
About nature and they like being outdoors.

A deep surfer Pagan
Would explain that they
Worship sea and sun Gods
Or Gods of tropical climes
As part of their religion
Because they like the sea
And warm sunny weather.

The two types of Subcultural Pagan
Are shown here
One shallow and superficial
One deep and adapting.

Author's Notes: I'll admit the surfer example is probably not all that common but it was the best hypothetical one I could think of that would fit both. (The chav and fashionista Pagans would fit one but not the other.) Anyway Goth and Hippie are usually the most common that are around. Does anyone else have another subculture in mind that may be either superficial or have the potential to be deep.

Next Time: T is for Tenacious

Author's Location: Bradford, England
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