Why Polytheism?

I’m enjoying reading about and listening to witches, magicians, and occultists. I’m learning some things, including some I can incorporate into my own practice. But at the end of the day I’m a polytheist, and I’m happy to be one. [Read more…]

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Why the Gods Come Before Politics

Good religion has both an internal focus and an external focus; an Otherworldly focus and a this-world focus. We need both. But inevitably, conflicts will arise between our religion and our politics, and choices must be made. As for me, the Gods always come first. [Read more…]

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Purity: Its Necessity and Its Abuses

Most Pagans and many polytheists cast circles, do house cleansings, and put up wards. We understand the necessity for purity, even if we don’t always take it as far as we should. But there are times when the concept of purity can be abused. [Read more…]

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Our Gods Are Not Jealous Gods

Jealousy is not a virtue. Its roots are not in love and power, but in possessiveness and insecurity. It seeks a relationship of control and often abuse, not one of respect and reciprocity. Why would a God ever be jealous? [Read more…]

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Today Brexit, Tomorrow President Trump

Ordinary people are angry and frustrated and rightly so. But too many are blaming their problems on “them” and too many politicians are more than willing to exploit that anger and frustration for their own benefit. [Read more…]

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Go Somewhere While You Still Can

If you’re telling yourself you can’t afford to travel, my suggestion is to shut up and go somewhere. Forget the places your rich friends are bragging about that you really can’t afford. Cut back somewhere else and go where you can afford to go. [Read more…]

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Tending the Temple

The Summerland stone circle exists because of James Stevens and his vision of a lasting Pagan community in North Texas. It is a temple, and we are honored to tend it. [Read more…]

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Talking About Our Experiences

Our mainstream society is the reverse of “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Instead of claiming to see something that isn’t there so everyone will think we’re good and righteous, we pretend we don’t see things our senses tell us are there, so everyone will think we’re rational and sophisticated. [Read more…]

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