The Afterlife and Pantheism

‘Tis the season to talk about death! Leaves are dying, the weather is getting colder, and if you believe in an afterlife, the veil is thinning. All the ghosties and ghoulies come out to play on Samhain day! Well, around this time in the Northern Hemisphere, that is.

It's a day to remember our dead loved ones, celebrate life and the witch's new year, yet with every Samhain there is mentioning of “the Veil”. The Veil between the living and the dead.

But, what if you don't believe in an afterlife?

Creating a Simple Abundance Altar

Can a pantheist believe in the law of attraction? Sure! But it certainly isn’t required.

For pantheist pagans, I imagine there’s a greater chance of believing in things like the law of attraction, crystal healing, and reincarnation, but there’s no dogma within pantheism or even paganism that tells you which of these things to believe in, if any.

Pantheism and paganism are merely jumping off points that often intersect, so as a pantheist pagan, you may find yourself trying to develop your own practice that makes sense in terms of your unique worldview.

With that being said, I’ve been contemplating the law of attraction a lot lately. In my pagan practice, I perform rituals that might not necessarily make sense to a strict naturalistic pantheist, but that’s okay. Sometimes my own rituals don’t even make sense to my rational mind! But I always focus on the intention behind them and the type of energy I want to put out into the universe. Performing a ritual is a type of meditation for me—a way to ground and reconnect with myself.