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It always feels odd to me when I see this come up, but there are people out there who believe that Pagans don’t like modern things. This is a very strange misinterpretation of the truth.
You see, Pagans do tend to value old things. We appreciate the power of herbal healing, we follow ages-old traditions, we respect simplicity. We’re more likely to use a dead stick as a wand than we are to go buy some factory-made new one. We appreciate hand-crafted items and handed-down items. We like old and used quite a lot. That doesn’t mean that we don’t enjoy new things.
I think part of this belief is because so many Pagans will try to heal through spirituality and herbalism before turning to modern medicine. It doesn’t mean that we won’t go to a doctor or that we have and disdain for modern methods, only that we see value in more traditional methods.
In truth, Pagans take advantage of modern life and technology just like anyone else. We have moon apps on our phones, we go to salons, we write blogs on our laptops, we do things the same way most people do. There’s even a path called Technopaganism, which incorporates the use of technology and devices in their magickal workings.
Interestingly enough, there are other religions that have a much greater aversion to technology and the new than Paganism. The Amish and Mormons are perfect examples. Other religions may not avoid technology, but do hold disdain for modern thoughts, such as women being equal or giving value to independent learning outside the religion’s teachings.