Lateral Transcendence: Toward Greater Compassion

My minister at the Unitarian congregation I attend recently started a sermon series on “Dangerous Words”, which include words like “prayer” and “sin”.  That there are considered “dangerous words” says a lot about Unitarianism.  Anyway, it got me thinking about what would be considered a “dangerous word” to Pagans.  The first one that popped into [Read More...]

Theapoetics

I little while ago, I came across this guest post by Molly Remer at Feminism and Religion on theapoetics.  Molly blogs at goddesspriestess.com on theaology and theapoetics.  Molly describes theapoetics as a three-step process: “Drawing directly from David Miller’s (a student of Hopper) three-fold conception of “theopoiesis,” I offer this similar three-fold understanding of theapoetics: [Read More...]

Jung Resources for Pagans

I have just created a new menu on the side of my blog which contains links to Jung resources.  Check it out.  Most of these are hard-to-find writings by Jung himself.  Jung’s writings, I have come to discover, are very hard to find on the Internet. I also created a reading list of secondary sources [Read More...]

Symbols

I just came across this quote in a biography of Jung I have been reading.  I have struggled previously here and here to explain why I think symbols cannot be reduced to mere metaphors and poetry cannot be reduced to representation language.  This quote by Jung, from his essay “Paracelsus as a Spiritual Phenomenon”, captures [Read More...]

Water and Stone: libations and altars

Recently, I discovered a great blog at Witches and Pagans called Baring the Aegis: Hellenismos by Elani Temperance on Greek reconstructionist spirituality.  Her full blog can be found here.  Two posts in particular caught my attention, both on the practice of libations: “Sponde and khoe; the practice of liquid sacrifices” and “Khernips and libations; two [Read More...]

My trip to Philadephia

I just got back from a trip to Philadelphia for work.  I was fortunate to be able to squeeze in a little me-time and I hit three different museums. My first stop was the Franklin Institute, which I cannot recommend, but they had a temporary exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls.  The exhibit ends tomorrow, [Read More...]


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