Many Gods West: Showing Up

I had a great time at the 2016 Many Gods West conference, but there were two significant differences between it and the first edition of Many Gods West last year. [Read more…]

Stay in touch! Like Patheos Pagan on Facebook:

Building Polytheist Community – Put the Gods at the Center

My presentation from Friday’s “Building Polytheist Community” panel discussion at the Many Gods West conference in Olympia, Washington. [Read more…]

Stay in touch! Like Patheos Pagan on Facebook:

Pieces of Eight

Gordon White of Rune Soup has a new book out titled Pieces of Eight: Chaos Magic Essays and Enchantments. If you have an interest in this sort of magic, you’ll want to read it. [Read more…]

Stay in touch! Like Patheos Pagan on Facebook:

Intuitive Animism

Animism provides a framework for an inspirited and enchanted world, a world where everything you see and sense is not a thing, but a person worthy of your respect and capable of entering into a reciprocal relationship with you – if that person so chooses. [Read more…]

Stay in touch! Like Patheos Pagan on Facebook:

A Savior Isn’t Coming

One of the advantages of getting old is knowing what’s coming next because you’re seeing history repeat itself. Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama were all supposed to be saviors. They weren’t. A savior isn’t coming in 2016 either. [Read more…]

Stay in touch! Like Patheos Pagan on Facebook:

Seeking Unity, Fearing Orthodoxy

There is a core dilemma in contemporary liberal religion, a broad category that includes much of Paganism, Unitarian Universalism, and the spiritual but not religious. That dilemma is the desire for unity combined with the fear of orthodoxy. [Read more…]

Stay in touch! Like Patheos Pagan on Facebook:

Building Contemporary Indigenous Polytheism

Without a cultural context and foundation, a religious or spiritual practice is at best weakened and may cause far more harm than good. What is the cultural context for contemporary Western polytheism? [Read more…]

Stay in touch! Like Patheos Pagan on Facebook:

After The Tower, The Sun

I try to help us learn skills and practices that will help us survive and succeed, and I advocate for religions that promote virtues and enable connections. And occasionally, I try to remind us all that while we’re living in Tower Time, the Sun is coming. [Read more…]

Stay in touch! Like Patheos Pagan on Facebook:

CLOSE | X

HIDE | X