EGO-Paganism and the Tyranny of Structurelessness

Ego-Paganism is not focused on connection or relationship, but on individual freedom and self-expression. Ego-centered Pagans may be tangentially concerned with ecology or polytheism or occultism, but in practice, they are concerned only with expression of their unique individuality and defending their freedom to do so against all authoritarian threats, real or imagined. [Read more…]

“Pagans Beating the Pope to the Punch”: 5,000 Pagans take a stand for the Earth

Five thousand people have already signed “A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment” from 67 countries so far!  That just in the 5 weeks since the statement was published  at ecopagan.com on the Spring Equinox.  That’s half-way to to the goal of 10,000 signatures by Summer Solstice (or Winter Solstice if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere — and plenty of the signatories are). [Read More…]

My first post at Gods & Radicals: “Death and Taxes: Real and Artificial Scarcities from an Eco-Psychological Perspective”

“From the time I woke up until I went to bed, there was the fear. It was the fear that there is not enough.” [Read more…]

Steal this Blog Post (Don’t Click the Ads on this Page)

Please, steal this blog post: Install an AdBlocker (or update the one you have), and do not ever click on a single ad on Patheos. [Read more…]

“Os Pagãos e o Papa Junte-se as Suas Vozes para Salvar o Planeta”

Quando de repente encontrar esses caminhos se cruzam, como eles são, neste momento, talvez possamos reconsiderar se nós – e todos os outros a vida na Terra – seria melhor servido ao enfatizar nossas semelhanças, e não nossas diferenças. [Read more…]

“Pagans and the Pope Join their Voices to Save the Planet”

When Catholics talk about “paganism”, it never seems to me that they are really talking about us, but rather some bogeyman of their own imagining. And perhaps my own image of Catholicism is no more accurate than the Catholic image of Paganism — merely another convenient, but inaccurate “othering”. It can be difficult to see this sometimes, immersed as we are in our distinct paths. But when we suddenly find those paths intersecting, as they are at this moment, perhaps we can reconsider whether we — and all other life on Earth — would be better served by emphasizing our similarities, rather than our differences. [Read more…]