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…]

Roots of the Deep Ecology Tree: Neo-Pagans, “The Dirt Worshippers”

The history of Neo-Paganism is part of a larger history of nature religion in the West, beginning with the American Transcendentalists, conservationists like John Muir, and early environmentalists like Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson, all of whom appreciated a religious dimension to our relationship with the environment. [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…]