Patheos is Live!

If you haven’t already been there, go visit I think the best way to describe this site is “Facebook meets the Library of Alexandria.” It’s a Web 2.0 social networking site embedded within an evolving, peer-reviewed library of articles about the world’s major wisdom traditions, covering beliefs, spiritual practices, ethics, history and organizational structure. Basically, all you need to know to get a basic understanding of major wisdom and religious traditions from the world over.

I contributed to the content for the Paganism section — the first major Pagan-oriented project I’ve worked on since 2004! It felt like old-home week. Even though I’m no longer a practicing Pagan, Patheos’ commitment to fair and objective exploration of all the world’s wisdom traditions gave me a structure in which I could write about nature-based spirituality in a congenial and balanced way. Of course, there are other contributors to Patheos’ Pagan pages who are current practitioners. Meanwhile, although I did not contribute any of the peer-reviewed content on Catholicism or Christianity in general, I’ve begun a few discussions on the Catholicism page, and it would be lovely if some of my blog readers popped in to contribute a thought or two.

When you set up your Patheos profile, send a friend request my way. My Patheos profile name is (of course) Anamchara. I’ve also created a group on Patheos for conversation on Christian Mysticism that needs members — how about you?

Our Words, Our Breath, Our Bodies, Our Spirit
Bruno Barnhart (1931-2015)
Interfaith Dialogue, Interspirituality, and Holy Daring
Five Things Christian Contemplatives can learn from Buddhists
About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • Tess

    Hey, it looks great. I’m in and will send you a friend request as soon as I get sorted out with profile etc.

  • judith collier

    Patheos will not let me enter my e-mail address, saying IT is already taken. It is the only one I have, hard to believe since mine is a combination. They will not let me ask a question without it. Square 1 problem.

  • Carl McColman

    Judith, try contacting the Patheos folks directly at Perhaps they can help you.