Countdown to Earth Day 2016: #21 Divest from Fossil Fuels

Individual consumers do not have the power to change the system. The system is driven by big money. So the way to change the system is to take away the money. One thing you can do to honor the Earth this Earth Day is to support divestment from fossil fuels. This means demanding that large organizations which we support — like businesses, universities, churches, employers with retirement funds, etc. — no longer invest their money in the fossil fuel industry, and instead invest their money in ecologically responsible ways. [Read more…]

Three Reasons Why Pagans Need a Community Statement on the Environment

What good are words, after all, when what we need is action? Here’s three reasons why I think we need a collective statement on the environment: [Read more…]

Help us get 3,000 more Pagan signatures by Earth Day 2016

Help us get 10,000 signatures by Earth Day 2016 (April 22) for “A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment”. [Read more…] Has a New Editor

I have officially handed over the reigns of to Jon Cleland Host. The truth is that Jon has already been managing things behind the scenes for a while now and has been doing a great job. Jon is uniquely qualified to take over as Managing Editor of HP. He is the founder of the [Read More…]

Tell Me Again That Jungians Can’t Be Pagan (edited)

The claim that Jungians can’t be Pagan ignores the (at least) thousands of Pagans who hold an archetypalist view of the gods. What’s more, it ignores almost 50 years of contemporary Pagan history. I get the impression that some people think that I invented Jungian polytheism. In fact, Jungian interpretations of the gods of polytheism were popularized by many popular Pagan writers over a period of decades, long before I called myself Pagan. [Read more…]

American Gods and the Growth of Devotional Polytheism, Part 2: Dilution and Transcendence

American Gods reflected — and probably magnified — a dissatisfaction among many Pagans with popular forms of Paganism. And it offered one possible alternative: literal belief in the gods and devotional forms of worship. Popular Paganism was failing to produce the kind deep religious experiences that many of Pagans craved, and devotional polytheism promised to answer that craving. [Read more…]