I've always been interested in classical and ancient paganism, but I don't know as much as I should about modern neo-paganism or how it is practiced on the ground. I'd like to know more from those who may either be practicing pagans or know more in depth about the topic, as well as express some concerns and questions I may have. 1. Is your identification with paganism a conviction that was drawn from the truth of the doctrine or a religious inquiry, or is it primarily an ethnic/racial identification? If the former, what is it about paganism that you find to be representing what you believe to be objective truth? 2. What are your metaphysical views (monism, polytheism, dualism, etc.) and what is the praxis of your tradition? From where do you derive your views and practices? 3. It seems to me that religions come from God, either via transmission from the ancient Golden Age (Hinduism, classical paganism), via revelation (Christianity, Islam, Zoroastrianism), or via intuitive spiritual realization/awakening of a great founder (Buddhism, Platonism.) A tradition remains efficacious through a spiritual transmission across time (Apostolic succession, silsilah, dharma lineage, etc.) By what means can one validate neopaganism when it doesn't fulfill either of these categories due to the unfortunate breaking of tradition? 4. In relation to number 3, is there a reason you would rather follow a neopagan path than, say, a Hindu path? The latter, though Indian, comes from the same Proto-Indo-European root, but unlike European paganism remains a living faith, which is why Savitri Devi, who as we know was a European racialist, became a Hindu for example. If finding a living tradition isn't of primary concern to you, why not try to revive a pagan tradition like Neoplatonism of which we know comparatively more, both in metaphysics and in practice (theurgy as described by Iamblichus for example), than ancient European paganism? 5. Does it ever feel lacking to not have a living sacred artistic tradition, especially in regards to sacred music? What is the sacred music of neopaganism? I know there are many neopagan metal-heads, but obviously this doesn't count as a form of sacred music. Now, if my questions appear to be a critique masquerading as an inquiry, then all I can say is that truthfully that is not the case. I am just attempting to understand with an open mind what I currently don't understand about neopaganism and raise some concerns which may have already been aptly answered by some leading modern pagan figures I am unaware of. I look forward to any insights anyone may be able to provide.