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"
I have written and rewritten this post well over five times already, not to mention the tweaks and modifications made in my mind before ever putting into writing. It was the fever pitch of the 2018 Midterm Elections, and on the night of, when I thought inspiration was on my side, the crushing news for […]Read more "Deserving to Live"
This sometimes brilliant critique of paleo-archaeology’s blind-spots, and the resulting light it sheds into the prehistory of magic, can sometimes feel scattered and over-ambitious. But, then again, that’s commendable scholarship on the author’s part, rather than something to sneer at. I just wish he’d separated this massive tome into two volumes, rather than one. The […]Read more "Reviewing: Star.Ships"
I hope you get this book and read it, because it is an extremely important text, not just for for the pagan religions thriving in the world today, but for future generations as well. This succinct book was by Mathew Sydney and subtitled, “A Workbook for Developing a Pagan Spiritual Ecology.” (Full Disclosure: Mathew is a […]Read more "Reviewing: Sacred Land"
Quite often I hear of impassioned pleas to transcend or improve upon the current ways of thinking that have trapped us into a nightmare world of ecological devastation and human suffering. However, seldom do I hear folks address some of the root causes, and far, far too often there is that impassioned argument against a problem […]Read more "Escaping Dualism"
During it’s slow climb to becoming the state religion of the Roman Empire, Christianity was forced to step into many of the roles abandoned by a collapsing imperial system. It gave shelter, food, and care to the destitute; it offered a gospel of redemption and salvation to citizens overwhelmed with the existential threat of a […]Read more "Gaining Relevance"
This will be a short post, I hope, but it came bubbling up out of the recesses of my mind, demanding the act of writing. It is a point I have raised before “in semi-private/semi-public” conversations and it always really gets my goat. Why We Must Tell Our Own Stories There is a […]Read more "Telling Our Own Stories"