The Magic of Wild Places

My Paganism, my Druidry, and even my polytheism have roots in the wild. There is magic in wild places. [Read more…]

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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…]

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The Lack of Respect for Wild Animals

Not only do we not fear animals that could harm us, we don’t respect them. We act like they’re here solely for our amusement. This usually ends badly for the animals involved. [Read more…]

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The Pope Gets It – A Pagan Look at Laudato Si’

As a human whose destiny is tied to the Earth, I applaud Laudato Si’ and I encourage my Christian friends to incorporate its message into their lives. I accept the challenge to help create a Pagan and polytheist spirituality that will be at least as effective in building a society that is respectful, compassionate, and sustainable. [Read more…]

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Building the World to Come

Consumer culture is inherently unsustainable and it is going to collapse. But if we’re that dissatisfied with mainstream culture – and I certainly am – let’s start building a better culture that is sustainable right here right now. [Read more…]

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The Collapse of the West and the Future of the Human Species

Rome ruled the West for 400 years, but its empire collapsed. In this hemisphere, the Mayans, the Incas, and the Aztecs had their day, but their empires are long gone. What could possibly make anyone think contemporary Western society will have a different fate – other than nationalistic propaganda or garden-variety wishful thinking? [Read more…]

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Does Magic Undermine the Sovereignty of Nature?

Does the practice of magic undermine the sovereignty of Nature? John Halstead thinks it does. Not surprisingly, I disagree. Here’s why. [Read more…]

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In Praise of the Wheel of the Year

Even if you don’t think a series of holidays from Iron Age Britain has anything to do with your life in the 21st century, marking the changing seasons is one of the most effective ways to stay connected to Nature, the source of our lives. [Read more…]

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