The Land speaks to and through us, but do we listen?
As we witness the world’s passing, the death rites must be once again performed.Read more "Mourning World Loss"
It is a broad brush I paint with here, so neatly sidestep the bristles if you find the color does not match you.Read more "Paganism Has Failed Us & We Have Failed the World"
Feels like ever since John Halstead wrote his two part posts about facing the climate crisis as pagans and accepting death, I have been thinking about little else. The premise–that it’s already too late and we should find graceful, humane ways of passing on to wisdom and insight–was not an easy pill to swallow for […]Read more "Dying to Live Again"
Where and when are the roots of our mythic alienation from Nature and our impulse to colonize landscapes, peoples, and ourselves? A long while ago, I attempted something like a decolonization of the “Western mind” (with all the fallacies inherent in that) by way of healing ancestral trauma for European-descended folks. In those posts, I […]Read more "Seeking Origins"
More accurately than nomadic tribes in some long lost Stone Age, our more recent ancestral ways speak of village life, with all this entails. It is quite evident wherever the dream of building or creating a pagan settlement emerges, set aside for “just us” to deepen our practice and live together in harmony. But this […]Read more "Becoming Pagan Villagers"
After a couple of days of teaching the science of climate change to my 6th graders, I found myself wistful for a different message. In between the sanitized lessons, it was impossible to hide my perspective, boiled down to a single idea: lost hope. They, more than I, will live in a mad world of […]Read more "Living in the Anthropocene"