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  1. The question begins with the words ” Should I?”, and here I want to ask in response “Should I to whom?” or ” Must for what?”. Because the answers to these questions will make it clear whether you should or shouldn't.

    In fact, the whole situation is easily built into a simple logical chain.

    The modern pagan wants to reconstruct, restore and relive the religious cult of his ancestors. In fact, not all pagans restore exactly the religion of their ancestors, but not the point.

    How to do this, because the ancestors did not leave the manual “Slavic paganism for dummies”. In fact, such a manual does not exist in many religions. But where there is a well-formed religious institution (i.e., a church with its own structure, customs, and hierarchy), there are also many interpreters who serve as such a manual, that is, they answer all the neophyte's questions that arise.

    Back to our pagan. He wants to restore their religion. To do this, he needs, in addition to collecting knowledge about religion itself, to roughly understand the way of thinking of those people. What difficulties they had, what worries, what life was like. All this can be achieved through studying the culture, everyday life, clothing, cuisine, music, devices of those very ancestors.

    In other words, in order to understand and experience Slavic paganism, you don't have to wear reconstructed clothes from the eighth century. However, if you have an idea of these clothes, then it will be easier for you to understand those people, and therefore to understand their religion.

    And then we answer the question itself. No, it should not, but this is a good bonus for pagans in the field of understanding the religion of the Slavs (substitute any other people), therefore pagans often resort not only to studying religion, but also to reconstructing everyday life.

    About ” is rethinking enough?” it's also not entirely clear. To have something to rethink, you need a starting point. Luther redefined Christianity because he knew Christianity. Trying to rethink Slavic paganism without knowledge of Slavic paganism is impossible, it will not be a reinterpretation, but something else. Therefore, in order to rethink something, we also need knowledge about religion, culture, language, everyday life, and so on. This is not an either/or question. Reinterpretation also leads to recognition of everyday life.

  2. I think so.
    But within reasonable limits. Walking in the snow in bast shoes is too much, but there must be some attributes.
    For example, oberezhnaya vyaz'.

    And about customs – there are very wise things people did with meaning. What is the point of “making sense” when you need to go and do it?

  3. Some “pagans” would hate to be called pagans.

    I think it would be useful at all. Although of those who tried to move to settlements, many did not pull it. Also, some old customs are now criminalized and generally incomprehensible to many.

  4. In the previous Chronology (history), – no. In the present and Future Paradise Life on Earth, YES! At least about clothes: How our Women can only live in Pagan skirts in a millennium under water and levitate = fly in the air.

    For more information, see Revelations of Ra-M-Ha = Brahman through John of Jerusalem (When the millennium comes after us)

    * 33 *.

    When will the millennium come to an end?

    following the current one,

    people will learn to swim under the waves,

    their body will be renewed, and they will become fish.

    Others will fly higher than the birds,

    when they manage not to fall like a stone to the ground.

    They will communicate with each other,

    their spirit will be revealed to all,

    he will be able to receive the messages of others.

    And they will share their dreams with each other,

    and will live as long as the oldest

    from people-like the one about whom the Holy Scriptures (Vedas)

    http://bolshoyforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=609525.msg9285413;topicseen#msg9285413

  5. Given that paganism around the world is overwhelmingly history, a distant past, and is not practiced by any civilized people as part of culture, we can say that a modern pagan is basically a reenactor.

    Without this, the modern pagan faith loses a lot, almost everything. Because she died when she was part of the culture and everyday life.

    If we talk about Slavic paganism, then in the absence of texts and living, practicing transmitters, the chain was interrupted a long time ago and knowledge was lost. Today, we know little and mostly from archaeological data, folklore analysis, and a few later eyewitness accounts. This fragmentary, unsystematic information is not enough to revive the practice. That is why myth-making is so popular in Slavic neo-paganism – they fill the void as best they can, on their own or clinging to any suitable ideas of the next “scientist”.

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