Syncretic Electric: Building Echo Chambers Instead of Communities

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How do we relate to the idea of community when we do not have to worry about the repercussions of our actions? When we can simply insulate ourselves in groups of like-minded people, when we can build up little virtual echo chambers, how do we know that we are actually engaging with the community, and not just forming high school cliques? [Read more...]

Syncretic Electric: A Brief Examination of Cultural Appropriation

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We, as Pagans, need to be aware of the cultural baggage that we carry with us from our presence in the larger American cultural community. Simply because we are Pagan does not mean that we have entirely removed ourselves from the effects of the larger culture. We need to be aware of the sources of our practices as well as their original contexts and meanings. [Read more...]

Syncretic Electric: Figuring Out the Rules

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Julian Betkowski introduces his new column “Syncretic Electric” and his path, Neoclassical Syncretism. [Read more...]


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