Plural noun: Pagans
"A person holding religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions"
Time Until Beltane
The SAPC was inaugurated in 2006 as a unifying body of like-minded Pagans with a vision of co-operative unity. With this in mind, we encourage the cross pollination of groups and individuals, always remembering to respect each other’s traditions without attempting to enforce our own. The Pagan Council is formulated on the Arthurian round table principle, all members therefore have equal rights, retaining autonomy and self-definition at all times.
The guiding principle of the Council is "Live and let live". The Council is largely representative of solitary Pagans and affiliates with groups who share the same vision. Paganism is defined by the SAPC as a polytheistic and pantheistic pre-Christian religion, generally nature based, and as a syncretic or genuine revival/reconstruction of national ethnic cultural belief.
The SAPC is an ardent supporter of Earth-based Religions; as such the SAPC promotes ecology and the principle of interconnectedness. To this end the Forum has started "Project Spinning Wheel" for ideas related to ecology. The SAPC is actively involved in the reclamation of "Witchcraft" as a formal Pagan Religion. "Project Hypatia" is related to this subject. The SAPC encourages all SA Pagans to participate in the "Moral Regeneration Movement" and in Inter Religious Debate hosted yearly by South African Academia.
SAPC is a registered Religious Organization with SA Home Affairs and SA Revenue Services. The SAPC aims to facilitate a quorum of self-identified Pagans who wish to ascribe to its' aims, share ideas and philosophies for the furthering of Paganism within our respective communities. SAPC membership is reserved for Pagans only, reserving the right to self-identify as a Council.
South African Pagan Council Membership
If you would like to become a Registered Member of the South African Pagan Council, please download our Membership Application Form HERE.
Please Note: This form must be mailed to the Email Address provided as well as to the physical Mail Address.