We offered up the dead to God as thanks for all our power.Read more "Remembering Sorrow"
I’m writing this second post in a day (rare) because I was struggling earlier about my feelings about the different labels for the current geologic epoch. Many say we’re in the Anthropocene, as in the Epoch of Man. Donna Haraway has brilliantly argued for/against/with this, as well as the Capitalocene as the Epoch of Capital, […]Read more "Transcending Timelines: Concurrent Cenes & Blurred Boundaries"
Our (oft pagan) ancestors knew how to return to death, to lift its veil of mystery, and reveal the bone-truth of Nature.Read more "What We Find in Death"
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"
There is a tree growing wild in a field of bones and ancient ashes. It shines with phantasmagorical color, a statement of ecstasy and potential so great it draws timid souls to it for exotic fruit. Its branches sway with the whispers of the past and, carved upon its bark, are a myriad visions of […]Read more "Unifying Paganism"
DISCLAIMER: I continue to post without finishing the entire book, Apocalyptic Witchcraft, so the previous disclaimer still applies. I decided to do peace-meal posts because the material presented is non-obvious and dense. It requires incremental analysis to do it proper justice. To start with, I felt impatient with this chapter’s focus on poetry, which […]Read more "Peter Gray’s Bardic Re/Destruction"
DISCLAIMER: I haven’t finished reading Peter Gray’s Apocalyptic Witchcraft and am probably missing key parts of his argument which will give nuance to what I am reacting to here in this post. If so, I will do my best to come back and edit in my new understanding. UPDATE: Further reading of the book has […]Read more "Peter Gray’s Re/Disconnecting"