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Authenticity and the modern neopagan

The irony of arguments amongst reconstructionist pagans that come down to whether someone’s authentic or not has been driven home to me lately. I’m not talking about the perfectly valid attempts to get people to stop claiming a tradition they’ve only practiced for ten weeks is the way the ancestors did it when we have no proof of it. I’m referring to how, once you get to where people are working with the lore, the culture, and their own inspiration, some people seem to think they can decide if you’re doing it wrong and they’re doing it right. When you don’t know how X was done, being sure someone else’s method of approach is faulty because it disagrees with your own interpretations is the best way to be considered didactic and dogmatic.

Read the original article at: Oceans Ways

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