Don’t Call Me A “Generic Pagan”

In the interest of an inclusivity that is never really achieved, planners of public Pagan rituals often default to a “Wiccanate” ritual format that is familiar, but also tired. The lack of creativity and ritual innovation at many public Pagan events is largely responsible for the appellation “generic”; it is “generic” because it is bland and boring. This is what makes the phrase “generic Paganism” so offensive. Not all so-called “generic Pagans” are Wiccanate. [Read more…]

An atheist Pagan, an animist, and a devotional polytheist walk into a ritual …

We have to accept that we can define words for ourselves, but not for others. And we have to be willing to hold hands and circle with someone who may have a very different interpretation of what is going on. [Read more…]

Blog Response: UU and Pagan Aesthetics

Over at Rev.  Dr. Victoria Weinstein’s blog PeaceBang I posted a responses to her post, “Humanist Worship and the Arts”, in which she takes a crack at UU and Pagan UU aesthetics. Here’s my response: My introduction to Paganism was through a CUUPS (Covenant of UU Pagans) Wheel of the Year ceremony. It was only [Read More…]


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