Myths about other people’s religions

Last week, at my Unitarian discussion group, I got a humility check. That’s a big part of the reason I attend the Unitarian church. The people I attend with often challenge my assumptions. I sometimes end up feeling like an ass, but better for it in the long run. On this particular occasion, I had [Read More...]

The night it snowed: The context of our Mid-Winter celebration

Teo Bishop recently wrote about adding context to Pagan rituals: “I wish that just once I could go to a CUUPS ritual, or an ADF Druid ritual, and someone would get up and speak. I wish they’d provide me with context. I wish they’d say — this is how all of this fits into my [Read More...]

I worship the blind God

You weary Nations, perhaps I am some new being you’ve never encountered before. Yet there is nothing about me you can’t recognize. I live in the place where you perceive nothing. Look again! – Geoff Bartley, “The Language of Stones” Recently, P. Sufenas Virius Lupus published an essay at Patheos entitled “Bringing Back the Gods”.  [Read More...]

The next time you walk into your bookstore …

… you may find your Pagany books in the Religion section, instead of in the New Age section.  Elysia over at Llewellyn has posted about “The Biggest Pagan News that No One is Talking About”. The BISAC code [the codes developed and maintained by the Book Industry Study Group] that used to be OCC036020 Body, [Read More...]

Naturalistic Pagans, Jungians, and Polytheists, O my!

1.  B.T. Newberg has published a fascinating breakdown of the Naturalistic Pagan Community: Jungians, cognitive-evolutionary types, Pantheists, Cosmic types (Sagan’s Pagans), cultural/philosophical types, environmental types, and other atheists/agnostics.  I’ve recently been educated a little about the diversity of the Polytheistic community when I wrongly assumed that all Polytheists approach their gods in the same way.  [Read More...]

My (Neo-)Pagan Elevator Speech

Jonathan Korman (whose post I can’t seem to talk enough about) recently described an awkward interaction he witnessed at a Pagan festival: I was at a public Pagan festival a while ago and a passing non-Pagan asked one of the people working at the information booth who we all were and what we were doing. [Read More...]


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