I’ve heard “herding cats” analogies more times than I care to count, but the fact is that we can organize. We don’t need to all be of one mind or agreeing on every point in order to speak in harmony. Just as we attune ourselves to nature and the cycles of the Earth, we can “attune” to one another, temporarily setting aside our egos and prioritizing our individual disagreements, when a collective voice is urgently needed, as it is now. And “A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment” is proof of that. [Read more…]
We are not doing enough and we are not moving fast enough to save these kids. We need to protect our children. We need more proactive about creating safe and loving environments for our LGBT kids. [Read more…]
To me, there has always been something a little naughty about May in general. Maybe it’s the vestigial memory of the free love of “greenwood marriages”. Maybe it’s because it’s National Masturbation Month. Or maybe it’s because my love for the 1967 film adaptation of “Camelot” in which Vanessa Redgrave sings, “The Lusty Month of May”. Whatever the reason, this Beltane, I wish you “tons of wicked little thoughts” and “divine mistakes”.
If Earth Day snuck up on you or passed you by (it was Wednesday), don’t feel bad. It happens to a lot of people, even people who care deeply about the environment. If this is you, not to worry, because today is Arbor Day. It’s like Earth Day for procrastinators. Here are five things you can do today if you missed Earth Day. [Read more…]
In this time of accelerating environmental change, many of us feel a sense of urgency to help transform humanity’s relationship with the Earth. This sense of urgency is what drew together a large group of diverse Pagans, including Pagan leaders, authors, artists, and bloggers from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia to draft “A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment.” [Read more…]
Working toward a shift in consciousness is not sufficient by itself. But likewise, neither do I believe that changing our economic system will be sufficient by itself. A socialist economic system can be destructive to the ecosystem too, if there is not a corresponding change in consciousness. We must work toward change at all of these levels simultaneously. [Read more…]