I’m a spy for the Mormon Church

My mission was infiltrate Paganism, discover the secret of its success, and work to destabilize it from within. [Read more…]

The Forgotten History of Atheist Paganism

Polytheists and Pagan Reconstructionist do not have an exclusive claim to the pagan past. While belief may have been the norm (as it is today) among ancient pagans, there were atheist pagans in antiquity. [Read more…]

The Pagans and the Christians (or … whatever happened to Teo Bishop?)

The best Pagan festival I went to this summer wasn’t a Pagan festival at all. [Read more…]

Festival of New Suns: August 12

The Destiny is a unique concept among Pagan groups. The Destiny is important for the lessons it forces us to learn while we’re here on Earth, for the people it encourages us to become. It is important for the unity and purpose that it gives us here on Earth. And in the future, it offers us a kind of species adulthood and species immortality when we scatter to the stars. [Read more…]

The Real Reason White People Say ‘All Lives Matter’

If you’re like me, growing up, the word “Black” was always spoken of in whispers in your family. It was like we were saying something taboo. We might feel more comfortable saying “African-American,” but not “Black.” The reason is that we were raised to believe that “colorblindness” was the ideal for whites. We were taught that we shouldn’t “see color.” And saying the word “Black” was an acknowledgment of the fact that we did “see color.” [Read more…]

How “Gods Before Politics” Perpetuates Privilege

The myth of non-political Pagan spaces acts as a blindfold for the Pagan community — especially those of us Pagans who are privileged. It perpetuates implicit racism, patriarchy, hetero- and cis-normativity — all of which continue to exist in our Pagan spaces. And if we’re not consciously and actively working to see it and deal with it, then we’re passively helping to sweep it back under the rug. [Read more…]


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