What is the Pagan Grimoire?
It’s an online encyclopedia and exploration of pagan and witchy things.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved the forest. Something about being in the woods and amongst the trees makes me feel at home. I’m sure you’ve felt this way too, being out and about in nature, far from the buzz of the city.
For me, there was something spiritual about it too.
My parents are Lutheran and Catholic (both non-practicing) and, as a kid, they brought me to church a few times. It was fine. They took me to Sunday school for a little while. But, I asked way too many questions (usually connected to why Eve wasn’t getting a fair shake). As a result, we tried studying the Bible at home where I’d ask so many questions that we’d read about two pages an hour.
My parents are patient people, but I think they were more interested in trying to read the whole Bible as a family instead of me trying to take a crash course in theology. So, after a few weeks, we stopped.
In my teenage years, I was introduced to other religions and spiritual beliefs, including Wicca, Islam, Buddhism, and Judaism. I read The Satanic Bible and the Book of Nod (which, much to my disappointment, was not a religious text at all, but a fictional book meant to accompany Vampire the Masquerade.).
As I grew up and traveled and my friend group expanded, I learned more about religions and spiritual beliefs. At one point, I considered converting to Judaism.
As you’ll discover in these pages, I personally don’t ascribe to any particular religion, including Wicca. Spirituality, yes. religion no.
Here’s what I currently believe: I believe in the power of nature. I believe in the Universe. I believe in intention. I also believe to some degree, in the Roman gods and goddesses. Just because they’re not in fashion at the moment doesn’t mean they went away.
So, I created The Pagan Grimiore.
I love to ask questions and I like to dig for answers. As I explore my own spirituality and learn more about the old religions, traditions, and beliefs, I’ll share those findings with you.
I hope you find it interesting. May it deepen your own spiritual knowledge and inspire your journey, no matter what road you’re on. Believe what you will, as long as it does not harm yourself or others. For, as above, so below. As within, so without.