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5 Mistakes New Pagans Make - and How To Avoid Them


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I Can't Find Information, Please Think for Me
beginner's tips, critical thinking

Take the knowledge you gain, and use it to develop critical thinking skills.

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Here at About Pagan/Wiccan, we get a lot of emails from people seeking information - and that’s fine, because this is an informational site, and we’re happy to help seekers out. However, the best way for us to help you is to show you HOW to find information, rather than spelling it all out for you, word for word.

Remember the old adage about how if you give a man a fish, he can eat for a day, but if you teach him how to catch his own fish, then he can eat for a lifetime? Apply that to learning. It’s one thing to say, “What are some good sources for information on the Greek gods?” and completely another to ask, “Please tell me every one of the Greek gods and goddesses and what they did and how people worshiped them and what should I put on my altar for them.”

Because the first one is a good question - most veteran Pagans are happy to answer it with some great suggestions. The second one… well, the answer is NO.

And yes, those are both real emails.

Think of spiritual growth as a personal challenge, rather than something that is handed to you on a platter.

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