Where would we be without Wicca? (Part 1)

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While Gerald Gardner’s influence on Neo-Paganism was profound, I think there is good reason to believe that Neo-Paganism would have developed more or less along the same lines without him. In order to reach that conclusion, though, we have to take a look at what other influences led to the Neo-Pagan revival. [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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Why I am a Neo-Pagan, or One thing I agree with Sam Webster about

There’s a blogging project started over at Patheos, “Why am I a …”, in which bloggers are supposed to respond in 200 words or less.  Several Pagan bloggers have responded and their responses are worth checking out.  I’ve written before about the things that I love about Paganism.  But when I asked myself why I [Read More...]

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American Neopaganism, Part 1: An Imaginary Tradition?

The AmericanNeopaganism.com website which I maintain will be taken down next month.  I’ve maintained it for several years now, and it’s been about a year since I made any changes to the site.  All of my writing energy has gone into this blog.  I’ve decided to let the domain lapse until I figure out what [Read More...]

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