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 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"
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"
Part Three: The Why This post continues and perhaps finishes the argument raised in Part One: The What and Part Two: The How. There have been two interludes since, Disclaimed and ReDisclaimed that further explain and clarify my point of view. And it is, indeed, my point if view. It is clear now that […]Read more "Finding Pagan Culture, Part Three"
This whole post is a disclaimer, meant to clarify certain statements and intents that have arisen since writing Part One: The What. I consider it an interlude before Part Two, still forthcoming, to help keep its writing and message orderly. Since writing the previous post, I have received some slight push-back online and in personal […]Read more "Finding Pagan Culture, Disclaimed"
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"
One realization dawned on me, more than any other, while walking and enjoying myself through the weekend festivities at Sunfest 2018: Whether the thousands of people partying knew it or not, they were celebrating Beltane. It was the weekend after the three-day window given for the traditional Celtic celebration and there was no overt religious imagery […]Read more "Celebrating the Rites"