Hi there, I've been a solitary, eclectic pagan for about 20 years, off & on. I have always felt the draw of the Goddess & have acknowledged Her even when I really wasn't practicing. I'm not Wiccan & I really don't strictly follow a Celtic or Asatru path. I'm not into a lot of New Age hoo-ha that has infiltrated Paganism. I'm currently reading into the 1734 Tradition & Clan of Tubal Cain. I read books on Traditional Witchcraft, the Occult, The Robert Cochrane Letters, Evan John Jones, Doreen Valiente, Robin Artisson, Peter Paddon. I'm on a few Yahoo groups devoted to these topics, as well as others. I tend to stay away Llewellyn books, as I tend to find them on the "Fluffy" side of things. I'm currently learning all about the lost art of Enchantment through gesture & Visceral Magick. I am also a student of Southern & Appalachian Conjure.
Have you ever had a movie that moved you so much that you cried?? Of course, we all have. I did this quite recently at the theatre. I did get a few looks from other movie-goers. Not because I was bawling during the movie, but I was still crying as I walked out. "Avatar" was this kind of movie for me, as well as many other Pagans out there who have seen it.
I did have the unfortunate opportunity in seeing it just regular, but I'm going this Wed. to see it again the way it was supposed to be seen...IMAX 3D!! Oh yeah!! I'm going to back to Pandora and treat myself to the visual wonder of that planet (and Sam Worthington). I also think it's a good movie for those new to Paganism for the whole visualizing of the Earth's energy when you ground & meditate. Am I telling too much?? Let's just say, I want a halo, too.
It's roughly 2h40min, but you get so immersed in it, that you feel by the time it's over, you just got there. Besides Pandora being a visual wonder, the animals & creatures are just as stunning. In fact, it's the animals that give you the first inkling of how Pagan this movie is...Oops, did I do it again?? I know that there has been a lot of rave reviews, but there have been a lot of negative backlash from those crazy-ass right wingers, but I won't get into it here.
I do have one more thing to say: Go see it if you haven't or Go see it again if you have.