Making Light: Zeus

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If ever there was a strong masculine father figure, he’s it. If you’re a Pagan who is coming to a Paganism via the goddess movement or converting from a faith or practice that is strongly patriarchical with a desire to seek the divine feminine, Zeus is not your go-to god. [Read more...]

Syncretic Electric: A Reflection on Mythology

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Each of us will come away from mythology with our understandings, and each of us will deploy that mythology in a way that suits us. However, it is important for us to make the effort to allow mythology to speak first to us, before we drown out its unique voice with our own. [Read more...]

Hills of the Horizon: Narrative Theology I

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People relate to themselves, to the gods, to the cosmos, through the medium of narrative; wielding narrative well is not merely a religious practice, but a magical, political, and social one. [Read more...]

Making Light: Help me, Joe Campbell, you’re my only hope

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Seeing myths as metaphors doesn’t mean I believe the gods are just characters in a story. They are my gods. I speak to them, I feel their presence, I know from experience that they are Real. They are not real to me like Samwise Gamgee is real. They are real to me like my cat is real, but they often speak to us in metaphor and story. [Read more...]

Making Light: Hero Worship

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In modern Hellenic polytheism, hero worship is part of the whole shebang. The Iliad and the Odyssey both are full of bigger than life characters: Ajax, Hector, Achilles, and Odysseus to name a few. Then there’s Perseus, Theseus, Atalanta, and others. Some people are more into it than others, and I’m one of the ones who isn’t really, except that I have an undying love of Captain America… [Read more...]


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