Old Gods and New Pagans

Old Gods and New Pagans

If you are a new pagan looking to learn a little more, this podcast is probably for you. Learn the basics of what it means to be a pagan, heathen, or animist. While I am primarily a Norse Pagan/Animist, I take an all-embracing approach to paganism, and much of what we discuss applies to other forms as well. Listen along while I discuss paganism and more with different guests or just tell a story. I do not pretend to know everything there is to know about the subjects I, and others speak about, but I try to explain everything in plain language and avoid complicated lingo and slang to make the information easy to understand.

Episodes

June 16, 2024 27 mins
What if embracing community could transform your pagan practice? Join me, Matt Holloway, on this enlightening episode of "Old Gods, New Pagans" as we explore how building strong communal bonds can elevate your spiritual journey. We journey through historical contexts, examining the significance of pagan communities from family units to regional gatherings, and discuss how modern pagans can replicate these connections...

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Challenge your preconceptions and join in a respectful exploration of the ethical parallels that bind us, despite divergent paths. We confront the stereotypes casting shadows over the peaceful spirituality of pagans, dissecting historical contexts and biblical scriptures to shed light on commonalities with Christian ethics, like environmental guardianship and the pursuit of social justice. Without a whisper of judgment, we promote ...

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When the whispers of your heart echo a pagan path, the decision to share that truth can be as daunting as it is liberating. In our latest soul-stirring conversation, we traverse the complexities of 'Coming Out of the Broom Closet,' a rite of passage for many in the pagan community. I open up about my own journey, laying bare the intricacies of these deeply personal crossroads. We consider why one might choose to reveal th...

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Embark on a journey into the rich tapestry of paganism with me, Matt, as your guide on Old Gods and New Pagans. Discover the word 'pagan' in a new light, tracing its origins from ancient Latin to the myriad of modern interpretations that have often been misunderstood. We'll navigate the fascinating landscape of belief systems, ranging from the oldest, Hinduism, to Norse, Celtic, and even lesser-known paths like Druid...

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Embark on an enlightening odyssey as we uncover the ancient threads of animism and its profound ties to paganism, where every whisper of wind and rustle of leaves is believed to hold a spirit. With me as your guide, we'll traverse a narrative that views the universe not merely as a space filled with objects, but as a sacred canvas painted with the life breath of a selfless creator. This episode promises to illuminate the inter...

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Embark with me, Matt, on an auditory voyage to the frostbitten realms of Nordic antiquity where fire meets ice in a saga of creation and cosmology. This episode of Old Gods and New Pagans is not merely a podcast; it's an intricate tapestry, weaving the ethereal threads of Norse Paganism, its deities, and its deep-seated connection with nature. From the primal forces that shaped the universe to the spirit residing in every rock...

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