To be a pagan, do you have to believe in the Gods (Goddesses) that they are actually real spirits, like I used to believe in God when I was a Christian? Or can you believe that they represent an archetype or the power of collective consciousness? I believe that the Earth is alive, that it has a sprit, this is one of the things I believe is part of the Goddess. I am confused to what created the world (thru evolution or whatever) and don't know what or who deity is. I do know that we are all divine.
So how should/do pagans/Wiccans view deity?
I know I am not explaining myself very well, but It's a confusing topic.