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I'm an Arab polytheist and I barely even know about are pasts as pagans most of the past has been destroyed by Islam and the rest of it lied upon all most all of our information on Arab Paganism comes from the Quran and Muslim sources so you can imagine how much lies must have been told in order to portray the Arab pagans as savages. How can I bring back the movement when most other Arabs when they here of there past they grow fearful as they are taught only to hate and fear the past. Is there a way it could be brought back?

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Comment by Polytheist on August 22, 2017 at 11:53am
I'm an ex Muslim I became an Arab pagan once I knew of ou glorious past we built monuments as pagans what did we make as Muslims, nothing.
Comment by Polytheist on August 22, 2017 at 11:54am
Comment by SIN JONES on August 24, 2017 at 11:04am

Believe it or not, in spite of the destruction of historical record, much of it has been preserved.  I'd start my research, absent of the word 'pagan' for instance.  This is a Latin term.  While Anthropologists have a tendency to over-use it when speaking on the pre-Abrahamic era, it will not do you any favors to use it in your research.  Start with your local Library, get off the internet. 

For example, I wrote a blog a few years back on the origin of the Djinn.  I was able to provide research clues absent of Anthropological biases.   It may give you at least an idea, of where to start.  LINK

Start with Linguistics instead of History and/or Anthropology.

Comment by cluthin drew on September 5, 2017 at 5:27am

Actually the pagan Arab tradition did not die out, it merely changed shape and name under the pressure of Islam. There were pagan Arabs at Haran in Mesopotamia who called themselves "Sabbeans". This tradition survived until  the destruction of Haran during the Mongol invasions.  These people produced three important texts that are still available in English translation the texts are The Picatrix. Nabatean Agriculture and the Corpus Hermaticum (the Hermetic Texts) which owe their survival in the Western tradition to the Sabbean tradition.

Moreover the Sufi scholar and mystic Idres Shah traced Arab pagan influences in medieval and modern Witchcraft.

Finally the Iberian Witchcraft tradition of which i am  a member and teacher preserves many aspects of rhe Pagan Arab Tradition so the Tradition and its lineage still survives!


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