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"
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"
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"
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"
I went to bed with the idea of doing a tarot reading on certain topics that have been plaguing me lately. (FYI, I used my favorite deck, which is the Night Sun Tarot and has earned the nick name “the Eviscerator” for its direct temperament. See images below.) Two cards fell out while shuffling that […]Read more "Making Divine Choices"
This series of posts will expand upon the “Goals & Ideas for Members” now part of the Pagan Environmental Alliance‘s Mission. Though not exhaustive, I hope they will provide inspiration. Please share further ideas, insights, and suggestions! ~*~ Outside of Pagan Pride Days, festivals, and cozy private meetups; beyond the comfort of anonymity; beyond the wilderness […]Read more "Embracing Pride"
I believe in magick–to a certain extent–and I also believe in the natural history of the world, so often devoid of the mystical. Here is my argument for the reality, and usefulness, of magick: For starters, we have to acknowledge that our current worldview is essentially devoid of magick. We might say this was the […]Read more "Arguing for Magick"