Quote: Intellect in service to wonder

My posts tend to run a little long.  So, I’ve decided to start a thought-provoking quote series.  I’ll just be sharing the quote, with little to no commentary in the post, but feel free to comment and I’d be happy to discuss the quote in the comments with anyone who is interested. This week’s quote [Read More…]

I’m making it up

Where you’ve nothing else construct ceremonies out of the air and breathe upon them. — Cormac McCarthy, The Road I’ve never been good at tradition.  But going it alone, I have found, has its pitfalls too.  I was raised Mormon.  Mormonism is an authoritarian religion, so truth is defined and practice dictated from the top [Read More…]

I worship the blind God

You weary Nations, perhaps I am some new being you’ve never encountered before. Yet there is nothing about me you can’t recognize. I live in the place where you perceive nothing. Look again! — Geoff Bartley, “The Language of Stones” Recently, P. Sufenas Virius Lupus published an essay at Patheos entitled “Bringing Back the Gods”.  [Read More…]

2012 Blog Roll, Looking Forward to 2013

Over the past several months, I have come across many posts on other blogs that I really wanted to comment on in detail here.  As the list piled up, I realized I was never going to get to them all, so allow me to briefly draw your attention to several items of interest, in case [Read More…]

The role of faith and hubris in Paganism

Last week I came across a word that, ten years ago, I would never have thought to see in a Pagan context: “faith”. In fact, I came across it several times: The first time I noticed it was after reading Christine Kraemer’s post “Opening a Pagan Theological Dialogue” at the Sermon in the Mound. Encouraging [Read More…]

What do we mean by “magic”?

Magic is no instrument Magic is the end — Leonard Cohen The issue of magic came up in the comments following a recent post about being embarrassed by some parts of Paganism.  This is also a topic that Drew Jacob has taken up recenlty on his site Rogue Priest. Magic is a vague term that [Read More…]


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