Church is no substitute for religion, Part 2: The Spirituality Gap

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“Religion” is about symbol, myth, and ritual, while “church” is about community, morality/ethics, and ideology/politics. Here in the West, it seems we’ve gotten the church cart before the “horse” of religion. Potlucks and creeds are the outgrowth of religion, not the cause of it. [Read more...]

Wish upon Ostara: Why I wish Ostara was called something else

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The year should turn the Wheel, not the other way around. The problem with many of the Neo-Pagan Sabbaths is that we start with a name, then work out what the day should mean from its etymology and history, and then try to associate it with the season — which is completely backwards. [Read more...]

The Secret History of the Triple Goddess, Part 1: Triads, Triplicities, and Trinities

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The origin of the Robert Graves’ Triple Goddess has been hidden from us, because the text on which Graves most likely relied upon was never translated into English … until now. [Read more...]

I hate ewe’s milk.

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Personally, my February celebration has nothing to do with sheep or with milk — except that both are white and so is the snow on the ground outside right now. [Read more...]

Getting the Story Straight

Last night during our (belated) family Autumn Equinox ritual, my wife got frustrated.  Specifically, she got frustrated because of the “fuzzy” nature of Neopagan myth. Here’s some background: My wife’s LDS (Mormon), but very supportive of my Pagan faith.  In case you’re just joining my blog, I used to be LDS.  I left the Mormon [Read More...]


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