Arbor Day is Like Earth Day for Procrastinators

If Earth Day snuck up on you or passed you by (it was last Friday), don’t feel bad. It happens to a lot of people, even people who care deeply about the environment. If this is you, not to worry, because Arbor Day is this Friday. It’s like Earth Day for procrastinators. Here are five things you can do today if you missed Earth Day. [Read more…]

Fiddling With The Gods While Rome Burns

What Beckett has been describing with increasing clarity over the past several years is a kind of Pagan Pietism, if not a Pagan fundamentalism, which advocates withdrawing from the world, giving up the fight for justice, and cultivating personal piety instead. Beckett delivers this message with the soothing assurance of a village priest — and with many a caveat that he can fall back on when challenged. But his destination is clear, and the place Beckett describes — a place of retreat and resignation — is not a place we Pagans should be following him. [Read more…]

Hear Diverse Voices Reading a Pagan Community Statement on the Environment

You can now listen to a compilation of voices of various ethnicities, nationalities, ages, and genders reading “A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment.” There is also a Spanish language version. [Read more…]

Countdown to Earth Day 2016: #1 Share A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment

So you don’t want Earth Day (tomorrow) to go by unobserved. What can you do? Over the last 21 days, I have been offering practical and productive suggestions for how you can honor the Earth this Earth Day. A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment was published on Earth Day 2015. Since then, it has collected [Read More…]

Sharing Our Stories, Sharing Our Gods

We don’t own our myths … or our gods … or their images. And we shouldn’t act like we do. There will always be other people will understand them differently. The way they understand them may not be sacred to us, but we still have got to respect that they are sacred to them. [Read more…]

Countdown to Earth Day 2016: #9 Ground Your Rituals

One thing you can do to honor the Earth this Earth Day is to help reground our Pagan rituals. Let’s begin by asking the hard questions: Do our rituals help us experience the natural world or do they actually cut us off from it? Do our circles connect us to others or cut us off from the rest of the world? Is our Paganism too inwardly-focused? Is our connection to the “elements” just in our heads? Is our magic just another attempt to achieve mastery over the natural world? How “earth-centered” is our Paganism really? [Read more…]


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