“The Disenchantment of Hard Polytheism”

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“… Human beings have consistently demonstrated a collective unwillingness to place the needs of our other-than-human neighbors before our own.  The only way to truly protect the river is for humans to identify with the river and to see its needs as their own.  Rather than finding the source of the river’s value in it [Read More...]

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If It Doesn’t Help Me Save This World, I Don’t Want Your Polytheist Revolution

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It has become more clear to me than ever why I am opposed to the growth of a certain kind of Polytheism — other-worldly Polytheism — within the Pagan Umbrella. To me, it sounds disturbingly like the Christianity I left behind 15 years ago — with its relegation of the concerns of this world to a place of secondary importance. [Read more...]

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Global EcoPaganism: Italy

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This is the eighth in a series spotlighting some of the signatories to A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment from around the world. Today, we are sharing an interview with Vanth SpiritWalker, organizer of the Pagan Pride Day in Italy. If you would like to be interviewed for the Global Eco-Paganism Series, contact me [Read More...]

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“Pantheism, Archetype, and Deities in Ritual” by Shauna Aura Knight

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Check out this great 3-part series by Shauna Aura Knight discussing deities and archetypes and how she facilitates ritual in a way that can work for polytheists and pantheists alike. Part 1: “When I lead a ritual, I’m far less concerned with teaching and enforcing any given theology than I am with getting ritual participants [Read More...]

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Internet Paganism Is Not Paganism, or Why I Am Still A Pagan Pain the Ass

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The discussions that happen on the internet are not Paganism. They are discussions about Paganism. And I think different rules apply when we’re talking about Paganism than apply when we’re practicing Paganism. [Read more...]

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You Can Be a Good Athenian and a Gadfly

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Sometimes it is only the most loyal of patriots who criticize their country. I think it is possible to be a good Athenian and a gadfly, and to be a good Pagan and a critic of Paganism. [Read more...]

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