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A Sense of Place

A Call to War

Capitalism destroys ancestral and pagan religions while also poisoning the water and air. If we're going to be Environmentalists, we need to attack the very thing that is destroying the environment. And if we're going to be Pagans, we ought to be attacking the thing that walls the gods and spirits from the world.

A Word to the Witch

Failure is not an option

We are already much further over the edge than anyone seems to realize, partially because the petroleum industry has very deep pockets, a PR budget, and a vested interest in keeping everyone confused. Our best hope, if hope there be, lies outside the comfortable light of human civilization's campfire. And yet, and yet...the other side of a traditional witch or shaman's dual allegiance is her human community. That duality has never been, will never be easy.

Greening the Spirit

Searing Sun, the Hurricane’s Howl: What Can We Do About Climate Change?

As a child I always loved storms. This winter, as wind tore out the roots of the trees on our land and sent them crashing down towards our neighbor’s house, for the first time I was afraid of the element of air. But fear can be good if it makes us realize that something is happening. Fear may help us motivate ourselves and our communities to focus on big sources of emissions toward the goal of stabilizing global temperatures.

Raise the Horns

Paganism Did Not Fail

Maybe the Pagans of the 1970's thought they were going to single handedly fix the hole in the ozone layer, save the rain forests, and get everyone to eat organic but I'm not sure that was really the case. What so many of those Pagans wanted was to transform the Earth, and the human society that lives on her. In that sense those people succeeded.

Under the Ancient Oaks

We’re Still Here and the Earth is Still Sacred

Has Pagan environmentalism failed? Strictly speaking, yes. But there have been some successes, and we’re not done yet.

Sermons from the Mound

A tangled web

Whenever I confront my personal ethical choices around sustainability and ecology, I realise that everything depends on everything else. One choice may be more sustainable than another, but it may have other deleterious effects. You fix one part of the ecosystem, another gets broken. You try to fix poverty by donating clothes to charity shops (thrift stores) and then discover you have undermined small-scale indigenous clothing manufacture. You buy fair trade goods and then discover that they have been shipped over vast distances.

Pointedly Pagan

Environmentalism and Pagan religion

In the name of a more humane future, Pagans must do all we can to restrict the power and extent of joint stock corporations. Economic decisions must be made by human beings who will not be penalized if they do not put money profit first. This means removing joint stock corporations from sectors of the economy closely interacting with the natural environment.

A Witch's Ashram

Pagans and the (Zombie) Apocalypse

The zombie apocalypse isn't going to happen. Sorry. Let's get rid of using apocalyptic language when we talk about the environment, too.

Paths Through the Forests

Climate Change & Ehoah

How a Saegoah views and reacts to Climate Change isn't any different than if there wasn't any Climate Change. Here is why.

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