Cherish Our Polytheists: The balkanization of our community and what is at stake

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Each time someone withdraws from Paganism, we lose not only their company, but also their voice. They withdraw not only from our community, but also from our conversation. And we lose some of the diversity of opinion that is essential to a healthy marketplace of ideas. [Read more...]

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Mabon, Mabon-Not

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Mabon is a terrible name for the Pagan fall equinox. It’s obscure mythologically and only tangentially related to the season. We should choose a name that both fits the season and the Neopagan mythos associated with the date. The year should turn the Wheel, not the other way around. [Read more...]

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A Neopagan Celebrity Tarot (Part 2)

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My nominations for the last 11 trump cards of the Tarot drawn from Pagan celebrities living and dead. [Read more...]

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A Neopagan Celebrity Tarot (Part 1)

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My nominations for the first 11 trump cards of the Tarot drawn from Pagan celebrities living and dead. [Read more...]

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Embracing Weirdness

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I see contemporary Paganism as an attempt to revise the categories of Western civilization: God/devil, body/spirit, self/other, purity/sex, logos/pathos, reverence/revelry, science/magic/religion, and so on. Perhaps then Paganism will always be weird. Perhaps we should hope Paganism will always be weird. Maybe to exist in between the categories of mainstream religious thought is what Paganism is all about. [Read more...]

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The Grass is Always Greener: What Unitarianism is and what I wish it were

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Sometimes, going to my Unitarian church on Sundays feels like an act of “spiritual suicide.” I am grateful for what Unitarianism is, even while I wish it could be more. [Read more...]

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