“Darkness Leaping Out of Light”: The Summer Solstice from a different angle

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If we celebrated the birth of the Sun Child to Mother Night on the longest night, what else would we celebrate on the longest day but the birth of the Dark Child from his mother, the Goddess of the Sun? [Read more...]

The Destiny of Earthseed is to take root among the stars.

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The Destiny of Earthseed
Is to take root among the stars.
It is to live and to thrive
On new earths.
It is to become new beings
And to consider new questions.
It is to leap into the heavens
Again and again.
It is to explore the vastness
Of heaven.
It is to explore the vastness
Of ourselves.
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My Spiritual Landscape

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What does your spiritual landscape look like? Are there mountains? Is it lush and green or a dry desert? Does water flow freely or is it buried deep in the earth? Is it even a natural setting? Perhaps your spiritual landscape is a city? A labyrinth? Perhaps it is structured vertically instead of horizontally. Is it open or closed? I’d love to hear what your spiritual landscape looks like. [Read more...]

Why I have hope for Unitarian Universalism

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What if, instead of trying to create religious space for everyone to “believe what they want”, we UUs were to build a church around the idea that every person’s beliefs and experiences contribute to the diversity of our spiritual community and thereby strengthen it? What if instead of tolerating our differences — Humanists, Buddhists, Pagans, Christians, and so on — we looked across the aisle to find the object of our reverence in the faces of the people whose spirituality is different than our own? What if the object of our worship is neither God nor our own egos, but that elusive wholeness called “spiritual community”, that which transcends our individuality and becomes greater than the sum of its parts? Is that not a manifestation of “Spirit of Life” — life evolving, life in all its diversity? Could that be our “transcendental ideal”? Might that not fill the “God-shaped hole”? [Read more...]

(Partheno)Genesis: A Feminist Midrash

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In the beginning, before the Goddess (Elat) gave birth to the Earth, before the gods were born, Earth was not, nor the Heavens above. … [Read more...]

Neo-Paganism Timeline Project: Your help needed!

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A timeline of Neo-Pagan history is now available at neo-paganism.org.  The timeline runs more or less from through the late 19th century to the present.  Your help is needed!  Corrections as to dates or details are welcome.  As are recommendations for additional entries.  The 1990′s and 21st century are especially sparse on entries, I think, [Read More...]


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