Longing and Grace in Lev Grossman’s The Magician King

God speaks to each of us as he makes us, then walks with us silently out of the night. These are the words we dimly hear: You, sent out beyond your recall, go to the limits of your longing. … – Rilke You, the great homesickness I could never shake off … – Rilke I [Read More...]

New post at Pagan Square: Jung’s Shadow Trinity

Check out my new post at PaganSquare, which explores Jungian Neopaganism as the Shadow side of Christianity.     [Read more...]

Not leaving the Church alone: Sunstone Kirtland Conference

I don’t often write about Mormonism here, and when I do it’s usually as a leaping off point to talk about Paganism or Jungianism.  For those of you who don’t know, I was raised Mormon and left the Mormon Church formally by having my name withdrawn from the Church roles in 2001.  I now infrequently [Read More...]

My Defining Moment

“God is dead. [...] And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? [...] What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent?” – Nietzsche, The Gay Science Over at Patheos, bloggers are being asked to write [Read More...]

Who wants to be a magician?

“There is another world, and it is this one.” – Paul Eluard I recently got turned on to Lev Gossman’s novel, The Magicians, after reading a review by Matthew Bowman on the Peculiar People blog on the Mormon channel at Patheos. So I bought the book, and I just finished it. It was excellent. As [Read More...]

Panentheism: The Dancer and the Dance

 How can we know the dancer from the dance? – W.B. Yeats Theism, Pantheism, and Panetheism In his latest effort to tell the Pagan world why everyone is wrong and he is right, Sam Webster has taken aim an panentheism, the belief that God is both transcendent and immanent.   Webster dispatches panentheism in one paragraph [Read More...]


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