Where the sidewalk ends: Suburban enchantment

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The chill wind was blowing gently and the cattails waved back and forth like they were animate. And I felt, for all the world, like they were talking to me. Not talking with words, but saying something nonetheless. What were they saying? I think this is what they said to me: “This is real. You are here. You are alive.” [Read more...]

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My Goddess is gross

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“This is your Goddess,” my wife said to me smiling.

“It’s the slimy side of her,” I responded.

“This is life,” she said. [Read more...]

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Our happily remarried ex’s: Teo Bishop and Pagan spite

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If you’re like me, then there’s a part of you that sees your former religion (probably Christianity) kind of like an ex-spouse or ex-lover who you separated from acrimoniously. Seeing Teo Bishop go back to Christianity is like seeing an attractive, fun, and intelligent person marry your ex-spouse. Actually, watching Teo’s transition is more like losing a current lover and then watching your two ex-lovers hook up. Ouch! [Read more...]

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Why I am grateful for Paganism: The comfort and the affliction

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A friend told me that true religion should “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable”. And this is what Paganism has been for me. And this is why I am grateful. [Read more...]

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Only 12 days left to support HumanisticPaganism and The Wild Hunt at the same time!

Our goal is to collect $538 ($500 + $38 Indiegogo fees). If we reach our goal, we will contribute $500 to The Wild Hunt and receive a graphical underwriting ad on the main page of wildhunt.org. Go to HP’s Indiegogo campaign in the next 12 days to contribute. [Read more...]

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Naming the Whirlwind: speaking of “God”

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What words or phrases do you use to name that experience of mystery and wonder which many people call “God”? [Read more...]

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