Happy Lusty Month of May!

If hereafter any highly cultured, poetical nation shall lure back to their birth-right, the merry May-day gods of old; and livingly enthrone them again in the now egotistical sky … – Herman Melville, Moby Dick It’s May!  I love May!  And not just because it’s my birth-month.   I was raised on the movie version of [Read More...]

Family Mid-Spring Ritual: Jesus and the Goddess

For May Day, I usually take my family to the CUUPs celebration at the UU Church where we dance around a maypole.  I also wrote a mini-ritual for my family, called “Jesus and the Goddess”.  Since my wife is Christian and my son identifies as Christian, it makes sense to find ways to incorporate Christian [Read More...]

My Neopagan Beliefs

What does it mean to me to be Neopagan?  Part of it is believing certain things about the world, humanity, divinity, and life.  Here is my Neopagan credo.  This is not an attempt to define Neopaganism for anyone else.  This is just (part of) what being Neopaganism means to me. 1.  PANTHEISM: “God” is found [Read More...]

Is life like the Iliad or the Book of Job?

If you have never seen that sight, then suspend your decision about the propriety of devil-worship, and the expediency of conciliating the devil. – Herman Melville, Moby Dick Watching Bill Moyers’ interview of Huston Smith at church last Sunday, we came across a part of the interview where Huston is explaining that “God is one” [Read More...]

The gods may be hungry

Last Sunday, at the “Spirit Circle” group at my Unitarian Universalist congregation, we watched a clip of Bill Moyer’s interview of religious studies scholar Huston Smith.  This clip was about mysticism and it prompted a discussion of mysticism, which led into a discussion about a different, but related phenomena: intuition. Many people gave examples of [Read More...]

Reality vs. Meaning

I’ve been watching this series on TV, “Awake”, and I noticed a parallel to some of my interactions with atheists and with believers.  The show is about a police detective (Britten) who is in a wreck with his wife and son.  Either his wife or his son die, depending on what reality he is in.  [Read More...]


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