Reality vs. Meaning

I’ve been watching this series on TV, “Awake”, and I noticed a parallel to some of my interactions with atheists and with believers.  The show is about a police detective (Britten) who is in a wreck with his wife and son.  Either his wife or his son die, depending on what reality he is in.  [Read More...]

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Praise for Pagan Humanists

I like to see whenever Humanistic Pagans or Pagan Atheists get mentioned by more polytheistic or deity-centered Pagans — especially when it is positive.  Most recently I read Teo Bishop’s post where he mentions “Pagan Humanists”.  He writes: “Sometimes I think the Pagan Humanists have it right in their approach to their practice. They see [Read More...]

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Blog Roll

I want to share some great recent posts on other blogs. 1.  Alison Leigh Lilly @ Peace, Poesis, and Wild Holy Earth talks about the “basics” of what she believes: “I believe that ritual, like poetry and art, can open us to more authentic relationship with the nature of things, the Song of the World, [Read More...]

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Memorial for Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich, celebrated poet and feminist, passed away yesterday.  I know Rich mostly for the following poem which reminds me to beware of trying to get ready to live my life — which just causes me to miss out on it as it passes me by. Transcendental Etude No one ever told us we had [Read More...]

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God is change. Shape God.

I recently finished reading Octavia Butler’s “Parable of the Sower”.  It’s set in the near future when the United States has all but collapsed due to economic pressures.  Theft, rape, and murder are the rule.  The heroine creates a new religion, which she calls “Earthseed” and which is adopted by a small community of refugees. [Read More...]

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Teo Bishop: When ritual doesn’t goes as planned

Check out this wonderful post by Teo Bishop about a beautifully planned ritual that does not turn out as planned — and about how the unexpected can be a manifestation of the divine. [Read more...]

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