Putting Marx in his place: Why we need a change in spirit as much as a change in economics

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Working toward a shift in consciousness is not sufficient by itself. But likewise, neither do I believe that changing our economic system will be sufficient by itself. A socialist economic system can be destructive to the ecosystem too, if there is not a corresponding change in consciousness. We must work toward change at all of these levels simultaneously. [Read more...]

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Bowing before the personified impersonal: Prayer for an atheist Pagan

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Ever since leaving my Christian religion of origin, I have refused to kneel when I pray. This sign of submission still had power for me, even 15 years after I stopped believing in a God who demands submission. But last week, I was literally driven to my knees. [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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