Writing at Pantheon, “the Pagan blog at Patheos.com,” Star Foster lists “13 Things I LOVE about Pagans,” for example, “Smaller is Better” and “Many Gods, Few Masters.”
I agree with all of them. But I could add one more: “Borrowing” with both hands. Mad eclecticism.
It is illustrated by her embedded video of the “Celtic rock” band Coyote Run (American name, post-18th-century Scottish kilts) performing a musical version of Rudyard Kipling’s “A Tree Song” with no credit to him at all. (Maybe there is a credit in the printed liner notes—I hope so.)
Witches have been using that poem ritually since the 1960s, at least. You will find it in the Internet Book of Shadows.
As a newcomer to the Craft, I actually thought it was indeed old lore—a Pagan survivall! oral tradition!—instead of having been written by the India-born Kipling in the early 1900s, after he finally moved “home” to England. It was published in Puck of Pook’s Hill in 1906.
Because of this 14th characteristic, I just laugh when some earnest Pagan starts lecturing about “cultural appropriation.”