We are interdependent with each other, with other species, and with the Earth herself. A religious approach that recognizes this interdependence will be more successful than one that stubbornly clings to the illusion of independence. Read more

Both Poseidon and The Sea are beautiful and powerful and I worship both. But a religion based on relationships with Deities with human-like qualities will look and feel very different from a religion based on relationships with the Natural world. There is room for both in the Big Tent of Paganism and in the corner of polytheism. Read more

3500 years ago there was a thriving culture in what is now called Poverty Point in northeast Louisiana. Using only baskets and human muscles, they moved over a million tons of earth to build a series of mounds and ridges. Why? I don’t know – I’m just glad I got to visit. Read more

2013 has not been an easy year for me, but it has been a year of learning and growth, and a year of integration. I’ll call that a success. Read more

If you’re expecting an exposé of occult secrets from The Secret History of the World you’ll be disappointed. If you’re expecting typical history you’ll be frustrated. But if you’re looking for a myth to show you how we got where we are and where we’re headed, give it a try. Read more

Nine Things I Think: photography, a new blog, conventions and workshops, Pope Francis, the speed of societal change, and more. Read more

According to the U.S. Naval Observatory, the astronomical solstice will occur tomorrow at 11:11 AM Central Time. Before the rebirth, though, there is one final sunset. Come with me, if you will, on a Solstice walk. Read more

Like all the Big Questions of Life, the nature of the gods is ultimately uncertain. We can choose to ignore these big questions. We can give them some casual thought, then drop them when they lead us to places that are inconvenient. Or we can wrestle with the gods, in full knowledge that we may be injured and we will be changed, and through our wrestling find answers that bring us meaning and wisdom. Read more

Pagan unity isn’t about forgetting our philosophical and theological differences and doing the same Wicca Lite ritual on the Solstice. Pagan unity is about working together respectfully to advance our common interests and boost our common signal while we explore our individual traditions in depth. Read more

The myth that inspired the modern marathon ended with the runner dropping dead. Yet every year, hundreds of thousands of ordinary people complete this supposedly impossible feat. It makes you wonder what else we think is impossible is merely improbable, awaiting only the proper application of science, art, and will to manifest it in this world. Read more

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