Pagan n : a person who is
not a Jew, Muslim or Christian. it is someone who doesn't conform to
mainstream religions but prefers to follow a more polytheistic
religion. Often the word is used in a derogative manner to describe someone who has no religion, a non-Christian, a hedonist, heathen or a
Neo-Pagan. The term is also used derogatively to describe idolaters and persons who worship false gods.
However, the term has assumed a new meaning among the practitioners of
witchcraft and magic. This is especially true of the New Pagans who
dedicate themselves to the revival of the Old Religion (an expression used
by contemporary Wiccan devotees to describe witchcraft); and to
re-establish the worship of nature and the lunar godess.
Source: Information from:The Dictionary of
the Edoteric - Nevill Drury - Watkins Publishing, 20 Bloomsbury Street,
London, WC1B 3QA