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"
More accurately than nomadic tribes in some long lost Stone Age, our more recent ancestral ways speak of village life, with all this entails. It is quite evident wherever the dream of building or creating a pagan settlement emerges, set aside for “just us” to deepen our practice and live together in harmony. But this […]Read more "Becoming Pagan Villagers"
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"
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"
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"