Reviewing: Star.Ships

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 […]

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Reviewing: Sacred Land

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 […]

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Gaining Relevance

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 […]

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Telling Our Own Stories

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 […]

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Finding Pagan Culture, Part Two

PART TWO: THE HOW   This post continues and elaborates the arguments started in Part One: The What and the clarifications made in the Disclaimed interlude. I hope that it can stand on its own, however, if you already sense the problem and are seeking possible solutions. As stated before, these are personal views and […]

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