This Land Is Your Land

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This land is your land. Not in the sense of ownership but in the sense of belonging, in the same way we speak of your family or your country. You’re here. You’re not going away. Start acting like you belong here. [Read more...]

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Worshiping Change, Fighting Change

Mt. St. Helens blast zone - photo taken in 2000 of the damage caused in the 1980 explosion

Why do we simultaneously worship change and fight change? May we have the strength and courage to live our True Will both when we create change and when we respond to the changes that are thrust upon us. [Read more...]

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The Universe Has No Plan And That’s OK

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I don’t think the Universe has a plan, and in any case I can’t relate to a Universe that plans. But I can relate to the Old Gods. [Read more...]

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A Pagan at Donner Pass

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We treat Nature as something other, something to be conquered and exploited, never remembering that like the Donner Party, our ill-informed actions have very real consequences. [Read more...]

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A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment

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I encourage you to read A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment and if you are in general agreement, to sign it. Over 3,600 Pagans have already signed the statement – the working group that put it together is trying to get 10,000 signatures by the Summer Solstice. [Read more...]

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

06 03 Houston

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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There Is No Supernatural

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“Supernatural” is a convenient but lazy word that means “something outside the realm of what we ordinarily experience.” The fact that the word is needed indicates our experiences of Gods, spirits, and the results of magic have never stopped. [Read more...]

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The Thanksgiving Arms Race

1985 Edwards AFB B1

I understand why retailers are opening on Thanksgiving, but I still don’t like it. What’s behind the Thanksgiving Arms Race, and more importantly, what can we do about it? [Read more...]

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