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Has Pagan Environmentalism Failed? Responses to Climate Change

What does it mean to be Pagan or practice a nature religion in the midst of climate change? Responses by Steven Posch, Diana Paxson, Emma Restall Orr, Vivianne Crowley, Rhyd Wildermuth, Chandra Alexandre, Alison Leigh Lilly, Daniel Foor, more.

Pagan Families

Picture Books for Pagan Families: Lammas

Here are my picks for picture books to celebrate Lammas. It was surprisingly hard to narrow down my choices as, fittingly, I had an abundance of fabulous options!

The Witching Hour

Shocking and Sad: Rest in Peace, Margot Adler

Margot Adler was author of the important book Drawing Down the Moon, an NPR journalist, and a practicing pagan. I knew her. I respected her. I was happy to have spent time talking and laughing with her. And I am very, very sad she is gone from us.

Paths Through the Forests

Mars, Terraforming, & Earth Design For Climate Change

The troubles of Mars colonization, terraforming of Mars or geoengineering Earth, and how there are already indigenous design solutions for Earth that deal with Climate Change.

Raise the Horns

Lammas: First Fruits & A Sort of Christian Feast

This Friday night when I break bread with my coven and give thanks to the Earth and the gods for Summer's first fruits I won't be dwelling on whether or not the celebration of "Loaf-mass" is a Christian or a Pagan one. I will be reflecting on the chain of beliefs that links me to my nominally Christian ancestors in the Middle Ages and my pagan ancestors before them. Over the last two thousand years some have tried to break that chain but the sabbats have always been far too strong for that.

Under the Ancient Oaks

Portrait of Danu

When an artist offers her devotion to a Mother Goddess, beautiful things can be created.

Star and Snake

Magicians and climate change

When I first woke up to how desperate our situation has become I became suicidal. It was the one-two-three punch of climate change plus exhaustion of oil plus big corporations controlling the world.

The Allergic Pagan

How the world’s largest living thing made proto-Pagans out of my Mormon family

We need to invite people to participate in simple rituals that will help them form a living bond with the earth. We Pagans can help people feel that. But first we have to let go of this idea that people will magically find their way to Paganism if it's right for them. We need to get over our timidness and our excuses. We need to let go of the idea that sharing our faith is the same thing as pushing it on people. We have something the world desperately needs and, if there is such a thing as sin, then it is a sin for us to hide our faith in the closet.

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.

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