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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Rewilding: Privilege and Reality

We are the product of 10,000 years of civilization, 10,000 years of keeping the wild at bay. And yet like the dog who hears the howl of the wolf, we hear the Wild Gods call to us. Why? And how will we respond? [Read more…]

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Rewilding Our World

George Monbiot suggests “for more wonder, rewild the world.” But we’ve been taught the wild is something to be feared and controlled, something to drive out of ourselves and pretend we never had it in the first place. How can we rewild our lives? And what do we do when the wild shows up on our doorsteps uninvited? [Read more…]

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We’re Still Here and the Earth is Still Sacred

Has Pagan environmentalism failed? Strictly speaking, yes. But there have been some successes, and we’re not done yet. [Read more…]

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