From the article: Where Are the Pagan Role Models?
Is there a Pagan or Wiccan you admire, who has become your role model? Who has inspired you, and why? Tell us who they are and what makes them special! (Note: Please be sure not to use the real name of someone who is not out of the broom closet!) Who Do You Admire & Why?
- My friend Emma. She was the first fellow service member that I interacted with. She also helped me believe that it was fine to be who I am.
- —Guest ThisIsSwartz
- I would definitely say selena. She is very exuberant & we learned so much during a class she taught and got so much from a ritual we participated in with her. Another would be Jerrie Hildebrand. Google her, you will learn much. Also, there is so much to be learned from Orion Foxwood. Chech them out.
- —Guest fiona
and I admire
- The first was my Grandmother although I didn't know at 5 that she want anything more than that with her jars and bottles of herbs. She taught me some when I turned 13 but passed the winter after my 14th birthday, Of those who everyone has heard of I guess I admire the onee I was lucky enough to meet, Like Stewart Farre, and Sybile Leeke. But mostly I respect and admire the one in my family I never knew like Sarah Pease in Salem in 1692, or a woman named Martha Dodson in Virginia during the revolution , and one called Granny Shepherd in the Ohio Territory during the Indian Wars. These were the women in my Family who came before me and how I have been tracing for over 40 years. If I have any knowledge and understanding of what in my family is called the path they are the ones who created it and they are the ones I admire most.
- —Guest Auroar Zoe
My role models....
- Would include those people brave enough to stand up for wrong doing, those who have not lost their voices. Many include the new comers to Paganism who dared to take the first step. Those who serve others, Police, Fire fighters, Soldiers, the unknown, unnamed people who stop to help someone pick up their spilled groceries, rake laws for no thought of money, fix roofs, shovel driveways while everyone sleeps. Not everyone who is a role model has to be Pagan. My role models...are YOU!
- —Guest Luna Aileen
Lady Raven Moonshadow
- She taught me alot. Not just about being Wiccan but about being a person.
- —Guest sharyna
Who I Admire
- I'm pretty new to paganism so the people I'm inspired by are the people who teach me. That would be the lovely Patti Wiggington as I think it's incredible how much information she knows/finds and more importantly shares with the rest of us. Also, another popular choice, Scott Cunningham. I will always have respect as he is the author of the first Book about Wicca I ever read....you all know which one I'm talking about I'm sure, it was recommended to me a million times :) And also a less conventional choice but a woman who has really inspired me. She is a pagan (ex-christian) who works in the army. Her YouTube name is quanyin81, and I find her videos very interesting and relateable. She's a proud pagan who has faced discrimination but can hold her own against it. I love her views about most topics and she has a wide knowledge of the world and religion (not just her own). I really respect her :)
- Two of my favorite writers are pagans: P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, her daughter, are both pagans and they wrote the best-selling "House of Night Series". L.J. Smith, who wrote "The Vampire Diaries" and "Secret Circle", seems to be a pagan too, 'though she never confirmed it, as far as I know. Sharon den Adel, singer in the group "Within Temptation" also seems to be a pagan. There are a lot of pagans out there who reached some fame and did things we all might get inspired on. Role models are things we'll never miss!
- —Guest Guilherme7530
Who do I admire?
- My friends really. I admire the group of people who, although we are of different pantheons, we still keep each other sane. Now as to a list of people who are Pagan, not necessarily Wiccan, here is a link: http://www.angelfire.com/ia/Geoff/famous.html So, you can say that you are not alone. However, you will find that this is a private path, unless you get into a group like Asatru/Heathenry, but you will find friends along the way who will help support you. It's the best way. I found my friends by attending an UU church and becoming a member. Best of luck.
- as a older wicca i would not say i had one more like info mentors starting with a irish granda out of kerry county in the old sod he spoke of the green man and white lady and powers that be but he had a foot in both camps being irish catholic but still beleived in the owld ones as hed say yeay could nay have to many gods on your side and I got on the pathway and now its been 53 turns of the wheel and still learning i follow pic and hedge wicca as well as some shamanic as Iam abit of most the early comers some irish scott french maybe and algonqin so no role modle folks in the know one more tid bit grand mom irish old ones last of picts very few left in1880s when granda came across the big pond sorry IAM NOT GOOD AT COMPTER BUT LEARNING blank caplock hope u know iam not a jrank just aolder wiccan b.b fromm b.brennan
- —Guest barbara brennan
wicca role modles
- sibil leek the first i learned of in 66 iam an old wiccan a solatairey seeker
- —Guest barbara brennan
pagan role models
- patti wiggington and probably scott cunningham im about to read one of his books
- —Guest the wolf
Pagan role models
- There are a few that standout as role models. Selena Fox, for her unwavering stance against the government's disdain for Pagan soldiers. Also, all the Pagan soldiers, aforementioned, who offer up their lives for a country that basically denies they even have a right to worship, and in some places, to life openly at all.
Pagan heroes work at the grassroots
- There are many heroes among Pagans in the US and other countries, including many psychiatric, substance, and physical abuse survivors. Asheville Homeless Network, still the nation's only membership organization for the homeless, was founded by homeless pagans. Many leaders in peer support are pagan. There are too many pagans involved in conservation efforts to count.
- —Guest Moss
- I think we actually have quite a few Pagan role models. We have Wren and Fritz from Witchvox, Selena Fox, Starhawk, Isaac Bonewits, Scott Cunningham, Margot Adler each of whom has done much to nurture and promote Paganism. We even have fiction authors like Laura K. Hamilton, Madelyn Alt, and Yasmine Galenorn just to name a few. And lets not forget the Pagan Podcasters out there as well who provide a great service to the Pagan community.
- —Guest Amber Pheonix
- This article made me curious. I've never really thought much about famous Pagan role models because I have a group of wonderful Pagan women who I look up to who are not famous, but I was curious and did a search for famous Pagans. Some names I've heard before and some were a complete shock...like Cletus T. Judd. So take it for what it's worth, as this list is not officially sanctioned, but here's the link. http://www.angelfire.com/ia/Geoff/famous.html
- —Guest Saraya
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