Global Eco-Paganism: Czech Republic

It is not about us taking care of the Planet which is somehow ours like a garden property outside our house. We are the very Planet. And we need to save ourselves and stop ignoring the facts. The waste, the toxic substances, the pollution, the greenhouse gases: they won’t go away because we pretend they don’t exist. Of all the bad things, ignorance is the worst, I believe. It is ignorance that we need to get rid of. Now. Before it’s too late for us. [Read more…]

“Celebrate Wildness: Magic, Mirth and Love on the Feraferia Path”

Jo Carson’s book, Celebrate Wildness: Magic, Mirth and Love on the Feraferia Path, is a work of magic. It is as close to an immersive experience as you can get with paper and ink. Reading it is like eating a sumptuous meal. In fact, to say that one “reads” this book does not do justice to experience that is Celebrate Wildness. Celebrate Wildness felt a little like an initiation. [Read more…]

A Radical Pagan Pope?

While the Pope comes to many right conclusions about anthropogenic climate change and the limits of capitalism, his environmental encyclical is nevertheless plagued by a lingering anthropocentrism which he never manages to root out. [Read more…]

Eco-Consciousness and Collective Environmental Action: An Interview by Amy Blackthorn from the Sunday Stew

[Note: It was initially represented to me by Amy Blackthorn that the Sunday Stew had declined to publish this interview because I missed the deadline. Since then, the editor of the Sunday Stew, Kallan Kennedy, has advised me that she declined to publish the interview because of a post I wrote here at The Allergic Pagan. I’m [Read More…]

How Hobbits celebrate the Summer Solstice: Raising the Shire

When we light our solstice fire, I will be thinking of shadows. I will be thinking of ruined landscapes. I will be thinking of Hobbits. Little people who took up farm tools and kitchen implements and drove out the shadow of desolation from their homes. [Read more…]

12 Things Pagans Should Know About the Pope’s Environmental Encyclical

Yesterday, the Pope’s historic environmental encyclical was published. The document is almost 200 pages long, which means that most of us won’t read it, at least not all of it. So here are 12 things Pagans should know about the Pope’s environmental encyclical. [Read more…]