Is Yoga Pagan? Is thanking the Sun Hindu? And does any of this belong in public school?

I came across this article on Yoga as the “New Satanism” recently on MMM.  It would have been more accurately titled, “Yoga is the new Satanic scare” — since it has nothing to do with actual Satanism, but rather is about certain Christians’ demonization of yoga.  The article called to mind an earlier report in [Read More...]

Obituaries that I missed: Roszak and Hillman

This is not news, but I just came across these two obituaries for men that both died in 2011, around the time I began this blog, men whose ideas are very important to my vision of life. Theodore Roszak  (November 15, 1933 – July 5, 2011) Theodore Roszak died in 2011 at the age of [Read More...]

New Post at “Dreaming the Myth Forward”: Jungian Eco-Psychology

Check out my new post at Dreaming the Myth Forward: Jungian Eco-Psychology: Touching nature through psyche and psyche through nature.  I present some of the basic insights of a Jungian Eco-Psychology and put the Jungian concepts of a collective unconscious, Self, and individuation in an ecological context. [Read more...]

I’m making it up

Where you’ve nothing else construct ceremonies out of the air and breathe upon them. – Cormac McCarthy, The Road I’ve never been good at tradition.  But going it alone, I have found, has its pitfalls too.  I was raised Mormon.  Mormonism is an authoritarian religion, so truth is defined and practice dictated from the top [Read More...]

Nature Worship: or Seeing the Trees for the Ents

P. Sufenas Virius Lupus has published another provocative post over at Queer I Stand, entitled “Seeing the Forest for the…Ents?!?” in which he denies that Paganism can accurately be described as “nature worship”.  Specifically, he denies that Pagans worship natural phenomena, like the sun or trees, as contrasted with the “divine force” within or behind [Read More...]

Moving Beyond Character Creation

I am in a spiritual slump … again.  I have not been able to get into my practice for a long time.  I even took off my Pagan necklace because it just didn’t feel right.  It’s not that I don’t identify as Pagan.  It’s that I’m not feeling it.  I’ve lost my Pagan groove. Actually, [Read More...]


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