Huff Post Religion asked prominent pagan leaders and writers for tips on what people can do to when they meet someone who identifies as pagan or find out their cousin/nephew/colleague/friend practices earth-based spirituality.
Here's a helpful guide on what not to do, say or ask -- and some respectful alternatives.
Where to meet potential poly partners (in the SF East Bay) — a brainstormed list of places to meet “likeminded” people.
Not necessarily poly-specific, and focused on the SF East Bay, but you may find some good ideas even if you’re from elsewhere in the world.
Dating back to the initial spread of Christianity, pagans were those who continued worshipping a pantheon of local deities and were thus considered to be barbarians bound for eternal hellfire.
Nonetheless, many pagans are excited to talk about their spirituality and answer questions from curious friends and acquaintances.
But insulting them with jokes about witches on broomsticks isn't going to help facilitate dialogue.
Oberon and Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart knew the first day they met that they would be together forever.
The two, better known as ‘The Wizard and the Witch,’ were married for 40 years, during which time they traveled the world solving the myths of mermaids, breeding unicorns, and explored the world of polyamory – introducing many husbands, wives and lovers throughout the four decades, and raising all of their children as one family.