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Pagans: How does one go about meeting a Pagan deity?

I’ve had multiple Pagans tell me that they have met a Pagan deity.

So how does one go about meeting a Pagan deity? Where do you meet one? How do you meet one? What is it like? Exactly what happens? Details?

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Priestess MorningStar
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I think everyone knows their Patron Deities before birth and makes sacred contracts with them, but may not ever make direct contact. I think the path to Them is your personal Path. Are you amazingly gifted in a particular area? What drives you or excites you? When is your birthday? My birthday is Feb-2 and before I learned about this path, all I knew about Feb-2 was groundhog day. When I learned about Brigid, I heard Her saying “birthday birthday birthday” gently, and suddenly it was very clear to me. We’ve been best buddies ever since. I tell my students… Read more »

Kirra Blackhart
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Kirra Blackhart

I’m quite sure you have seen mine. You may not take any notice, but she is always there, you just need to introduce yourself.

Look down at the earth under your feet, look up to the sky, the trees, the mountains, she is there. She gave you life, and she provides for you.

She is very hard to ignore.

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First let me begin by saying that in my belief system, there is only one deity…the Goddess. She is a very ancient primordeal force, who we regard as the divine creator of the universe. Now, about “meeting” Her… Some people such as myself have been “called” through an unexpected appearance of the Goddess in dream-state. However, for most people it begins as an intellectual interest and desire to become involved. In those cases I have found the following 2 techniques to be very effective: I tell people to read my website and check out the 70+ references. That will take… Read more »

Kathy L
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Kathy L

LG you are such a hater. Stop.
They will find you. I have several that we utilize for different reasons. Most of mine are women. My Spirit Guide is a Beautiful man from a past life. There are so many areas to find them. Keep searching they will catch up to you and make you feel so loved. Good Luck and Many Blessings

LG the headless thompson gunner
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LG the headless thompson gunner

My experiences of my deities would be absolutely meaningless to someone who has no such experiences. I was an atheist, so I know that words aren’t going to matter in this instance. If they want you, they have no trouble making it known. If they have not sought you out, I must assume you aren’t wanted, and therefore it’s not my business to pry. One of the differences between Wicca and other religions is the concept that some things in this world are private, and none of your damn business. Since the existence of my gods is no challenge to… Read more »

irmanrosario
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irmanrosario

I know you are probably looking for a stupid answer, but I will give you an intelligent answer. If you really want to get to know a Pagan deity read the boook ‘The Jesus Mysteries’ Was the Original Jesus a Pagan God? by Timothy Freke & Peter Gandy.

Shiori_hime
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Shiori_hime

In my experience, they find you. Doesn’t mean you can’t try to find them yourself, it just means that they won’t always pay attention to you. I actually have a theory that your relationship with any given deity will be very different depending on whether they come to you first or you call on them (and how you call on them). In my case, one deity showed up without any request or calling on my part. I was simply in my apartment and got the feeling of not being alone anymore. Beyond that it’s kind of hard to explain, but… Read more »

r
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r

to try explaining that to someone who lacks basic concepts of spiritual is like trying to explain orgasm to 5 year old. i m serious 🙁

Mnemonic
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Mnemonic

As a heathen I’d like to know also, because frankly I think they’re full of it. But, hey, that’s just me.

The New Atheist
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The New Atheist

Simply print out a picture off the ‘net or draw one yourself. Light some insence and sit there and chant their name or their invocation(the original ones work best, more energy current), and meditate. Then when you feel the energy in the room shift ask the deity for it’s presence. You might want to give an offering according to what the deity is matron/patron of. For instance, Artemis is the Virgin Huntress. So you could set out an offering of steak or deer meat or what have you. It’s best to give it to the animals after you offer to… Read more »

Nightwind
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Nightwind

It wasn’t so much a “going about it” as it was a noticing it and figuring it out. I would feel a presense during some meditations. Over a long amount of time I puzzled out different aspects of the nature of those presenses: what it was and was not attuned to, for example. Sometimes the sensation is subtle. Sometimes more overwhelming.

~Heathen Princess~
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~Heathen Princess~

You don’t “go about it”. They find you.
It’s like coming home. Like your soul was missing a piece that clicked in.
And I’m not sharing the story it’s too long. It was a religious experience no different then anyone else experiencing a divine.

Buddy R: I am rather curious just what it is that you think you will accomplish by insulting other religions besides feeding into the stereotype that Christians are ignorant hate fill fundies. Seriously. You’re doing your faith no favors.

That is simply untrue.
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That is simply untrue.

Next time a pagan tells you that, ask him/her how to go about it. Then come back and let me know.

QUILL

Sarah
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Sarah

I’d like to know this also…