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May 31, 2018
Toward a Common Polytheist Theology
In the last post I said that over time, modern Paganism will settle into three...
April 17, 2016
The Bakery of the Gods
I’ll be happy to talk about apple pie all day long, but if you prefer...
March 17, 2016
The Gods Are Like Apples
Metaphors can be tricky in religious matters: some take them literally, while others see only...
March 13, 2016
This Is My Polytheism
Your polytheism may be very similar to mine. Great. Your polytheism may be very different...
July 28, 2015
The Universe Has No Plan And That’s OK
I don’t think the Universe has a plan, and in any case I can’t relate...
July 19, 2015
What Are The Gods Up To?
Get a handful of polytheists together and sooner or later the conversation turns to “so,...
June 11, 2015
Why Pagan Theology Is Important
Western culture is filled with Christian assumptions, many of them unstated. If we are to...
March 22, 2015
Can We Trust the Gods?
Some Pagans act as if the Gods are our kindly grandparents. Others act as if...
February 01, 2015
What a Polytheist learned from Unitarian Universalists
Although it is safer to be a heretic today than in the past, claiming that...
October 29, 2014
How Do We Know What the Gods Want?
Unquestioning belief is not a Pagan virtue. How do we know what we know about...
October 19, 2014
Thinking About the Gods
If you believe the Gods are many and have agency then you cannot also believe...
June 01, 2014
We know little about Cernunnos from ancient times, but it is fitting that a God...
February 06, 2014
The Earth, The Gods and The Soul
The Earth, The Gods and The Soul by Brendan Myers is the philosophy book I...
January 03, 2014
Both Poseidon and The Sea are beautiful and powerful and I worship both. But a...
August 13, 2013
Passing on the Faith – The Hidden Questions
I rejected my father’s theology but I couldn’t unlearn his dedication to faith and his...
July 25, 2013
UPG and Religious Uncertainty
The value of our religious beliefs and experiences does not come from their certainty. There...
June 28, 2013
Seeking the Mystery
Christine Kraemer's Seeking the Mystery is now available in print as well as the previously...
June 02, 2013
And I’m Back
My recent travels have given me time to read and reflect on the gods-and-superheroes debate...
March 06, 2013
Iamblichus on Prayer
1700 years ago, Iamblichus wrote “extended practice of prayer nurtures our intellect, enlarges very greatly...
February 26, 2013
Neither Within Nor Without
There is great danger in transition zones, in times and places that are neither within...
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