50 Common Pagan Myths is a series of articles designed to address a variety of myths concerning the Pagan religion. It will cover misconceptions held by the general public about Pagans, as well as misconceptions that people who are new to Paganism may have. It will involve topics of general Paganism, Wicca, and magick.
Unfortunately, Paganism is still greatly misunderstood by many people. Both those outside the religion and those just coming into it have a lot of skewed ideas. This series is an attempt to straighten some of those things out and educate anyone who chooses to read them.
Please be aware that a great many things about Paganism are complicated, and there are rarely the neat, black-and-white answers that readers may hope for. That’s just the nature of things. There’s a lot of gray involved.
Luckily, a lot of the myths and misconceptions are starting to die, but there are still far too many, and new ones keep cropping up. As nothing can ever be fully understood, I suppose it’s to be expected that people are always going to have odd or wrong ideas about things they have little information on.
I do hope that this series provides you with some useful information and leads you to a better understanding of the Pagan faith and those who practice it.