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"
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"
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"
PART ONE: THE WHAT DISCLAIMER: These thoughts are very personal, and often unspoken frustrations. While I happen to share them with a few others, they are by no means widely shared. Nor are they a critique of my interactions with you or of your own communities. For more details on this disclaimer, read the […]Read more "Finding Pagan Culture, Part One"