13 Axioms of Pantheon Pagan Temple
1. We, of Pantheon Pagan Temple believe in the inherent worth and validity of all Gods and Goddesses, the pantheons in which they reside in all the cultures of the world. It is certainly up to the individual to decide which God, Goddess or pantheon they might choose, however, it is perfectly acceptable if one decides to choose none at all.
2. Each person’s experience with the mythological character of the Gods and Goddesses is by nature, unique. We accept the fact that everyone does not share the same belief in the divine nature of the Gods and Goddesses or the universe. Some simply enjoy the beauty of nature and the change of the seasons.
3. We understand the diversity which can lie between some pagan paths and that they are all relevant and valid in and of themselves. We do provide support to the practitioners of those paths and join with all of our members in celebration of their particular festivals, rituals and days of power.
4. We believe in the value of learning and teaching and that gaining some manner of personal or spiritual enlightenment is a lifelong endeavor. Each person has the ability to learn and grow, regardless of their skills or experience.
5. Due to the fact that we include several different pagan paths in our temple service, we would ask those who demonstrate willingness, to share with us, their energy (or wisdom) of their particular path.
6. A word on Magick: There are certainly differing opinions and beliefs on what it is and how it should be defined.The generally accepted definition of Magick is “the science and art of causing change to occur within and without in conformity with the will” and, perhaps, with intent and emotion, as well. Some feel that it occurs naturally within the universe, and yet, still others feel that the seed that sprouts from the soil in spring is Magick. We see this all as being truth.
7. Most of us believe in reincarnation in one form or another. Some believe that we are born directly back into another human form, yet some believe in what is known as transmigration, in which we can be born into a lower or higher lifeform, and still, some believe that we are simply reborn back into the hearts and minds of the living.
8. We celebrate rites honoring the changing seasons, known as the eight-spoked wheel of the year. Of course, some pagan paths perceive the wheel of the year as being slightly different in the way in which honor is given and the time of the year they celebrate it, as well.We understand this and gladly adapt to it, for we know there is joy in diversity.
9. We understand that everyone will not put stock in the Wiccan Rede(“an’ ye harm none -do what thou wilt”),however,most people accept variations of it,for example, -” what comes around-goes around”or that what energy you put out-will come back to you and other forms of karma, etc.
10. Most pagan people believe that we should not live our lives in fear, but with mirth and reverence. There is a time to laugh and be light of heart and there is a time to be serious and respectful of certain facets of life.
11. We feel that we should “walk softly “ or “tread lightly” on the Earth and do what we can to heal the wounds we have inflicted upon Her. We should also strive to be ecologically alert, well-informed and enlightened about how we live.
12. We feel that our wholesome food(and other natural things we consume) are, or , can be seen as sacred and as gifts from the Earth.They should be part of our daily practice. We think that the better care we take with this, perhaps, the better we will feel-physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
13. We believe in the diversity of all life, in all it’s many forms. We choose not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation or sexual identity, age, religious affiliation, national origin or disability.