Pagansim as a whole is a collective set of beliefs which can vary greatly. Some individuals are historically reconstructionist, others base their understandings on the principles of human beings, such as Gardner, Cunningham or Restall Orr. Recently there has been a new wave of paganism, that based not on the teachings of physical people or historical or archaeological record, but that based on popular culture. Practitioners of this new form include Jude Reich and Taylor Elwood, author of Pop Culture Magick in 2008, who said “The truly flexible magician is one who adapts with the times”
So: Discussion Time: what do you think of the adoption of Pop Culture practice? Is it cultural appropriation a step too far, or could you see yourself using familiar pop culture references to achieve the same connections? If you are of a path that you consider historical, does current pop culture hold the same weight as your own practice, or is the fact that popular culture is so changeable a factor in your decisions? Would you regard this as a fake form of paganism, or can spirituality be found in animated cartoons? If you would consider it, is there anything that you would consider a step too far? Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Charmed? Harry Potter? or an animated series such as Steven Universe?