About Modern Nature Spirituality Section
Some of the many Pagan labels
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(Jan 3, 2022) To know ancient history you must feel it without the blockages put up by our modern materialist and dualist perception paradigm. The ancient paradigm was much more balanced realizing we that exist equally within the conscious (spiritual) and material. Additionally, they were nature based because they had no sacred texts acting as an alternate authority.
Likewise, modern spiritual practices can be better grounded by understanding ancient spiritual practices and how they have been corrupted by later self-serving empires using legalistic sacred texts (blind following of socially acceptable authorities), dualism (us vs them, good vs evil), and deity lordification (male bias, deities only seen as hierarchically organized humans on a higher plane).
Nature spirituality is only one of three grounding trends in modern Pagan spirituality. These are:
Reconstructionist - Those who seek grounding in the surviving texts of some ancient religion or philosophy. Surviving texts become their authority. So in terms of authority not much different from the Bible based religions of today.
Wicca - Those who seek grounding in primal gender emotions, specially the sexual duality between male and female. Developed in Britain during the late 1950's and adopted as the alternate feminist spirituality during the 1960's. Officially this leaves out the middle ground of gender identity and attraction. The more extreme feminist groups are called Dianic but most Wiccans seem to be drifting towards nature spirituality.
Nature-Spirituality - A feeling based magical/spiritual practice ranging from Druidry to Witchcraft. Druidry is grounded explicitly in nature seeking to align the conscious spiritual realm with the physical. Hence it is more theoretical than witchcraft. In contrast witchcraft is more mystical and divorced from nature. Witchcraft often incorporates medieval occult practices. Druidry and witchcraft will likely split in the future.