Is there a term for a Pagan that does not drink alcohol or use drugs/herbs to alter consciousness?
I heard the name purist mentioned, but wasn't sure if this was correct terminology.
I meant don't use drugs or alcohol for any reason.
Most Pagans don't use drugs or alcohol for those purposes, at least not in my experience.
ETA: There's still no special term for such a Pagan.
Most Wiccans are not encouraged to use any mind altering drug including alcohol. You can alter consciousness through fasting and meditation also. But most Wiccans are natural just using meditation. I say most Wiccans because I'm sure there are a few that like to do their own thing to achieve a spiritual state through drugs.
Sober, clear-headed, law-abiding?
There's no specific term that I know of.
I think anything in moderation is fine. It's
a personal choice.
I decided to leave intoxicants behind,
when I dedicated my life to the service
of the Goddess. I have no regrets about
that. I could always change my mind if
I wanted to, but I doubt that will happen.
I drink no-alcohol beer... it tastes good
but doesn't have the effect or the calories
of the regular stuff.