The Bakery of the Gods

I’ll be happy to talk about apple pie all day long, but if you prefer cherry pie or cheesecake, that’s fine. But if someone is looking for apple pie, I want them to be able to find apple pie. [Read more…]

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What I’ve Learned Blogging This Year

The Pagan internet – which is always ripe for a controversy – has been particularly rough this year. This is a good time for me to step back and take a hard look at what I wrote, why I wrote it, and what reactions that writing generated. [Read more…]

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The Intersection of Religion and Politics

It’s an election year and the tension between religion and politics is getting stronger. Some say “keep religion out of politics!” while others say “keep politics out of religion.” While these are all valid approaches, it’s helpful to understand how religion and politics intersect. [Read more…]

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The Chaos Protocols

What can you say about a book that provides practical career and financial advice for a tumultuous world, teaches useful magical skills, and quotes Captain Mal Reynolds? Plenty. If any of that appeals to you, read The Chaos Protocols. [Read more…]

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Folkishness, Steering, and Racism

Let those who stand at the gateways of our religions greet each seeker with a generous welcome and an open hand of friendship. Steering is an usurpation of sovereignty and a violation of hospitality, and it has no place in contemporary Paganism and polytheism. [Read more…]

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The Environment In Which We Work

We’re trying to restore polytheism in a world where the loudest voices scream there is only one God and the second loudest voices scream there are none. We can’t put on headphones and block them out. So what can we do? [Read more…]

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Monotheist, New Age, and Materialist Derailments of Polytheism

We do not want to be needlessly distracted from our striving to be good polytheists who honor, worship, and form relationships with many real Gods. [Read more…]

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Losing My Religion, Twice

Dr. Jeffrey Kripal says you cannot study religion until you’ve lost two worlds. That strikes me as overly general, but it’s very true in my case. [Read more…]

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