What I believe, just me and no one else

1. I believe the archetypes are gods. … 5. I believe we have common ground. … 10. I believe that, if you disagree with me, you can say what you want on your private blog.
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(Neo-)Paganism is Paradox

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Neo-Paganism, as I understand it, is a paradoxical religion which holds that the complexity of divinity cannot be contained in any one creed or any single image of divinity. Therefore, my Neo-Paganism embraces paradox. Here is a primer on my Neo-Pagan theology encapsulated in nine paradoxes (all starting with “P”). [Read more...]

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2013 Year in Review: Blog posts that should have gotten more attention (Part 2)

It’s past time I published part 2 of my 2013 Year in Review, in which I highlight some blog posts that I would like to have seen get more attention last year: posts from Alison Leigh Lilly, Julian Betkowski, and Rhyd Wildermuth. [Read more...]

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The Year in Review: Blog posts that should have gotten more attention (Part 1)

Instead of writing about our controversies, I want to highlight some posts that I read this year that I think should have gotten much more attention than they did — posts that are personal and practical, about communing with nature, with our gods, with each other, and with our Deep Selves. [Read more...]

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“I am become the Sun …”: What Baby Jesus means to this Pagan

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As surely as a part of me died when I left Mormonism, something new was born inside of me, which eventually flowered into my Pagan faith. [Read more...]

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Putting Mabon Back in Christmas

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Whenever I hear a Neo-Pagan say that the winter solstice is a “minor Sabbat”, I can’t help but roll my eyes. What makes it “minor”? The fact that Margaret Murray only listed the cross-quarters as witches’ sabbats? Because Gerald Gardner only added the quarter days as an afterthought? I suspect that this “minor” stuff is just a way of trying to keep Yule from becoming Christmas (which is anything but minor). [Read more...]

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