Polytheism Is Theism!

Some people see the depth and meaning in polytheism, and they feel the call of the Gods, but they’re afraid to respond. They’re afraid to respond because polytheism is theism, and theism is scary. [Read more…]

My Paganism Has No Disclaimers

Until the general public understands that “I believe” means something more than “I think this might be true” I’m going to continue to describe my interpretations of my religious experiences firmly and confidently. [Read more…]

The Limits of Personal Power and The Dangers of Ignoring Them

If we are truly beings of unlimited power, then people are only sick or poor or oppressed because they choose to be so. And if they choose to be sick or poor or oppressed then we have no moral obligation to help them. How convenient. [Read more…]

The Big Tent of Paganism

What do Druids and Wiccans, Heathens and Hellenists, Thelemites and chaos magicians, shamans and seers, kitchen witches and tree huggers all have in common? Not a single thing. But there’s still value in the Big Tent of Paganism. [Read more…]

Hold Loosely But Practice Deeply

Religious certainty is for fundamentalists and fools. Hold your beliefs lightly, but while you hold them, treat them as though they were true and explore them as deeply as you can. [Read more…]

Tell Me Who You Are, Not Who You Aren’t

Too many of us define ourselves by what we’re not. That allows what we don’t want to set the ground rules and frame the conversation. Instead, let’s keep our eyes on what we want to become. [Read more…]

Proselytizing, Secrecy, and a Better Way

We don’t proselytize, but we can make sure people know we’re here, and be ready to welcome those who respond to the same calls we heard earlier on our own spiritual journeys. [Read more…]

Celebrating Life, Preparing for Death

While it is a waste to spend any of our precious hours worrying about an afterlife that may not even exist, humans have wondered what comes after death for at least as long as we’ve been human, and our generation is no exception. Fortunately, there are things we can do to prepare for the afterlife, no matter what it turns out to be. [Read more…]