The Earth, The Gods and The Soul

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The Earth, The Gods and The Soul – A History of Pagan Philosophy from the Iron Age to the 21st Century by Brendan Myers published by Moon Books, November  2013 326 pages $15.74 in paperback, $7.69 on KindleThe days when the English majors’ charge of “barbarian engineer” was accurate were over many years ago.  Yes, I spent most of my time in college studying technical and business subjects, but my education didn’t stop with graduation.  Between reading, listening, traveling, and a lot of t … [Read more...]

Purpose and Will

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An old friend from college (who is not Pagan) read my last post and asked what made me think we’re here for a reason.  Here’s the part of my post he was referring to: Beyond all of this, you can trust your true will.  You’re here for a reason.  Maybe you have to discover that reason or maybe you have to create it (that’s another one of those questions that are beyond the gods), but there is something in this life you need to accomplish, or learn, or facilitate.  You can do this great work not be … [Read more...]

Philosophy and Institutions

Brendan Myers

Episode 120 of the long-running Wigglian Way Pagan Podcast is out and it features a lecture by Dr. Brendan Myers on the history of Pagan philosophy.  It’s a preview from his new book The Earth, The Gods and The Soul - A History of Pagan Philosophy: From the Iron Age to the 21st Century, currently scheduled to for release on November 7.  The podcast is well worth the almost 2-hour running time.  In addition to Brendan’s talk, there’s new music from Bekah Kelso, Sharon Knight, and Kelliann … [Read more...]

Truth and Meaning

yes, you can fly... but I still don’t recommend jumping

Over the past couple weeks I’ve seen a lot of comments on the nature of truth. Some say it’s objective and knowable, some say we can’t know it so why try, while others say it simply doesn’t exist.I’m an engineer, not a philosopher. But the English majors’ taunts of “barbarian engineer” haven’t been true in at least 25 years. This is an important topic and I want to explore it.If you want deep definitions, I’m including links to the Wikipedia pages, which are quite good. But for my own pur … [Read more...]