Agora/Syncretic ElectricSyncretic Electric: Shores, Oceans, and Orientations
What if we could think of Paganism like the ocean in the above metaphor? What if Paganism was not a object, but an orientation? Maybe if we could conceive of Paganism as a way of being in the world, as a way of understanding our spirituality and our relationships, then we could think of ourselves as simply Pagan.
A Sense of PlaceWhat We Built From Ruins (Part Two)
As the oil ran out and the waters got poisoned, what kind of world did we create? What did we Pagans help build from the ruins? (Part Two)
Sermons from the MoundThe Future of Contemporary Paganism: Holding Paradox (Part One)
The challenge of contemporary Paganism's future is to maintain an apparent paradox: to meet the needs of a growing movement without losing the passion and alternative vision that drew so many converts to Pagan traditions.
Wild GardenSpeaking for Others: Part One
Is it possible to respectfully speak for others when they aren't around to speak up for themselves? Part one of a two part series.
Under the Ancient OaksNot Her Priest
I wear many religious hats and fill many religious roles. One of them is priest. But in a polytheistic setting, not everyone needs to be a priest, and one need not be a priest of a deity to work with and for Her.
Pointedly PaganLooking to the future: Pagan religions in 50 Years
Amid this rich spiritual diversity most of us will come together in a deeper appreciation for this sacred earth within which we live, and for feminine values as necessary correctives to the one-sided masculine puffery that afflicts and distorts so much of our culture, secular and Christian alike. And that will be quite enough.
The Allergic Pagan“A mighty host respond”: Pagan unity through diversity
Is it possible to build a religious community around the idea of celebrating difference? Is it possible that what makes us "Pagan" is not what we have in common, but the ways we are different? Perhaps being "Pagan" means nothing more (and nothing less) than being one those who have gathered around this word, "Pagan", gathered together to celebrate not a single meaning, but to celebrate the diversity of what that word means to us.
Pagan RestorationInstitutions in Paganism: the Coin is for All
Counter culture, or up and coming? Are we a religion of individuals or do we have collective will? Will the Pagan community build institutions to project our Way though time, or are we just the florescence of our time, to be superseded as the individuals coalesce into a new and different form?