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…]

“Darkness Leaping Out of Light”: The Summer Solstice from a different angle

If we celebrated the birth of the Sun Child to Mother Night on the longest night, what else would we celebrate on the longest day but the birth of the Dark Child from his mother, the Goddess of the Sun? [Read more…]

Love, Earth, Body, Ritual: These are the threads of my emerging spiritual tapestry.

Love, Earth, Body, Ritual: Over the next few months I’ll be writing about how I am attempting to weave these threads together into a meaningful spiritual practice. [Read more…]

Being the Allergic Pagan: My lover’s quarrel with the world

The irony of being a Pagan with seasonal allergies symbolizes an essential conflict at the core of my psyche, a conflict between the desire for communion with nature on the one hand and the desire to transcend nature on the other. [Read more…]

Hearing voices or talking to ourselves?

All revelations are personal. That’s why all revelations are suspect. — Neil Gaiman, American Gods In my last post, I reviewed some of the recent controversy over the issue of so-called pop culture Paganism, and tried to make sense of the varying perspectives of those participating in the debate. I concluded that post by observing [Read More…]

Confessions of a Recovering Fundamentalist

A few months ago, I was contacted through Facebook by a lady, Eliane, in Brazil, who I had baptized while I was a Mormon missionary there.  We both tiptoed around each other in our first exchange, but eventually disclosed that we had both left the Mormon church. To put this in context, I baptized probably [Read More…]


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