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March 14, 2014
Syncretic Electric: Shores, Oceans, and Orientations
What if we could think of Paganism like the ocean in the above metaphor? What...
February 28, 2014
Syncretic Electric: Why I Am a Polytheist
It baffles me to see people come to Paganism, willfully decide to embrace all the...
January 17, 2014
Syncretic Electric: Communities or Movements?
Before Christmas, I wrote that Paganism could perhaps be better understood if we examined it...
December 20, 2013
Syncretic Electric: Some Questions for Pagan Identity
Perhaps Paganism isn’t a collection of religions, but a certain way of being in the...
December 06, 2013
Syncretic Electric: A Reflection on Mythology
Each of us will come away from mythology with our understandings, and each of us...
November 22, 2013
Syncretic Electric: A Brief Reflection on Fiction
Fiction definitely had a great impact on my life, as it continues to do. However,...
November 08, 2013
Syncretic Electric: We Need to be Challenged, or Why I am Thankful
There are moments when Pagan dialogue becomes so concerned with acceptance and diversity that we...
October 25, 2013
Syncretic Electric: Looking at Our History (Part 5) — Feminism
Not every Pagan views their spirituality as a site of political action, but, for many...
October 11, 2013
Syncretic Electric: Materialism and Narcissism
As a community, we need to be very aware of the risk of presenting real...
September 27, 2013
Syncretic Electric: Looking at our History (Part 4) – Egocentrism and our Future
It is my honest belief that a proper understanding of Paganism, its history and its...
September 13, 2013
Syncretic Electric: Looking at our History (Part 3) – Religious Expression in the U.S.A.
American Paganism, I assert, expresses the generic religious trend of opposition and difference in a...
August 30, 2013
Syncretic Electric: Looking at our History (Part 2) – Nostalgia and Literature
Nostalgia is a powerful force in the Modern Pagan movement, in no small part because...
August 16, 2013
Syncretic Electric: Looking at Our History (Part 1)
Our history as Pagans is bound up in a larger history, and in fact has...
August 02, 2013
Syncretic Electric: Community is More Than You
When you call yourself Pagan, you are claiming membership in that community and are making...
July 19, 2013
Syncretic Electric: Building Echo Chambers Instead of Communities
How do we relate to the idea of community when we do not have to...
July 05, 2013
Syncretic Electric: A Brief Examination of Cultural Appropriation
We, as Pagans, need to be aware of the cultural baggage that we carry with...
June 21, 2013
Syncretic Electric: Figuring Out the Rules
Julian Betkowski introduces his new column "Syncretic Electric" and his path, Neoclassical Syncretism.
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