Rebuilding a Religion

If you believe one of the world’s many religions has exclusive possession of The Truth, your only option is to find that religion and adopt its beliefs and practices 100%, whether you agree with them or not. It’s not so simple for those of us following new and reconstructed religions. [Read more…]

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Fish Is Not Just Fish

We don’t have clear, widely understood language to differentiate between very similar but critically different approaches to polytheism. For the sake of those who are seeking, we desperately need to find ways to recognize and appreciate the differences in how different people understand and interact with the many Gods. [Read more…]

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Serving Real Gods in a Shallow Culture

If someone takes the step from playing with fictional gods to inquiring about real Gods, it’s reasonable to assume there’s a genuine interest involved. Those of us who have made commitments to our Gods have an obligation to respond in good faith. [Read more…]

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No Pantheacon Envy

In a perfect world I’d be at Pantheacon this weekend. But the world isn’t perfect and I’m staying at home. Unlike previous years, though, this year I don’t have Pantheacon envy. [Read more…]

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Top Posts on Patheos Pagan in 2014

There’s been a lot of good writing on Patheos Pagan over the course of 2014. Here are my favorite posts, in no particular order. [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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Showing Up

Paganism is a new religion – we’re still trying to figure out who and what we want to be. Decisions are being made by those who show up. [Read more…]

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Cernunnos

We know little about Cernunnos from ancient times, but it is fitting that a God of Nature must be met in Nature and not in books. This is my experience of Cernunnos. [Read more…]

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