On the Primacy of Nondisprovable Hypotheses, Part II

The eccentric Russian philosopher George Gurdjieff, thinking about the contentious interface between “science” and “religion,” introduced a principle that has been called Gurdjieff’s Partition: whereas the scientific method can deal with only disprovable hypotheses (for convenience, DH), religious beliefs must instead be considered nondisprovable hypotheses (for more convenience, NDH). That is, if a statement could [Read More…]

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How I Pray

All sensible people pray, no matter what term they use to name what they do. I know that the Gods exist independently of humanity and that prayer works. (That’s know, not believe.) If you are certain that nothing divine exists and that prayer cannot work, then of course it can’t. But if you are at [Read More…]

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A Prayer That I Hope Many More Can Say

I’ve tried before to rewrite the “Lord’s Prayer” into a prayer for Pagans. This morning other words began to drop into my mind, like raindrops raising ripples on a pond, adding phrase by phrase that many people besides Pagans might not be afraid to say. [Read more…]

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Spiritual Maturity for Pagans—and Everyone Else

A scale of spiritual maturity for Pagans and others, built on a model originally designed by poet William Blake. [Read more…]

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Of Pagan Spirituality and Addiction

If you have the misfortune to be both Pagan and an addict, you may face the hurdle caused by the mistaken notion that Alcoholics Anonymous and other Twelve-Step programs are inherently Christian or at least monotheistic in nature. I hope here to lower that hurdle. [Read more…]

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