Which Of The Four Centers Of Paganism Do You Belong To?

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Which Of The Four Centers Of Paganism Do You Belong To?

Created and popularized by the pagan writers/bloggers John Halstead and John Beckett, the four centers of paganism strives to encompass the different approaches and inclinations within the pagan movement. Their explanation goes something like this: Most people will belong firmly in 2 out of the 4 centers, since there is some overlap, rarely in 3 centers and probably never in all 4. This is measured based on how much time, effort, and value a person assigns to each of the four centers described. There is no right or wrong answer, nor is any one center better than the other, despite our own inclinations. The truth is that we need a healthy balance of all four within any community in order to function well and continue to grow. Since most people cannot possibly focus on everything


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Nature is the basis of divinity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    I am the most spiritual when I am surrounded by...
    • A. 

      The woods, the beach, and anything in nature.

    • B. 

      Statues and stories of the ancient gods I worship.

    • C. 

      A loving community gathered around a feast.

    • D. 

      Anything, anywhere, so long as I can still be myself.

  • 3. 
    A good ritual is all about...
    • A. 

      Fun and having a good time with my tribe.

    • B. 

      Connecting to the natural cycles around me.

    • C. 

      Communicating with and honoring the gods.

    • D. 

      Quieting the ego and rising to a higher consciousness.

  • 4. 
    What are your goals in paganism?
    • A. 

      Aligning with my Higher Self.

    • B. 

      Fostering the growth of my community.

    • C. 

      Reviving the ancient worship of pre-Christian gods.

    • D. 

      Finding oneness and taking care of Mother Nature.

  • 5. 
    I follow the gods and goddesses of old.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which rituals or spells would you be most interested in?
    • A. 

      Money spell or healing ritual.

    • B. 

      Ritual or spell to help friends/family get rid of a hex.

    • C. 

      An offering to cleanse a river of pollution.

    • D. 

      Ritual of veneration to deity or a divination.

  • 7. 
    Balancing my karma and increasing awareness is my divine work.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The following rituals are all happening at the same time. You have to pick one. Which one would you rather attend?
    • A. 

      An open circle for a major sabbat and a potluck afterward. Everyone's included.

    • B. 

      A ritual honoring the spirit of a forest, followed by a clean-up afterward.

    • C. 

      A devotional ritual to Athena to seek her protection and blessings.

    • D. 

      Not exactly a ritual, but there'll be chanting and transcendental meditation!

  • 9. 
    What is the most important aspect of paganism you feel should be developed in the next 50 years?
    • A. 

      Alliances and involvement with environmental activists. Save Mother Earth!

    • B. 

      Shadow work to transcend unhealthy egos.

    • C. 

      Ending our constant bickering and in-fighting. We are one family!

    • D. 

      Building temples and groves with dedicated clergy to serve our gods and goddesses!

  • 10. 
    Divinity is the strength of our communities.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False