…and whatever that gateway was, does it still serve as your primary pagan pursuit? Or has it been displaced by something else, or been subsumed into a more wholistic practice?
For me: birding. As a nature-based pagan, observing birds in the wild is my main window into the natural world. It’s not the *only* one–once you start paying attention to birds, you pay attention to their habitats, ecosystems, fellow fauna and flora, the weather…and in the last 15 years, gardening has also linked me to nature. But my interest in birds is the main thing that made me realize where my spirituality lies, and birding remains the passion through which I deeply connect to nature, making me more aware of the seasons, rhythms, and wild ways of our Mother.
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