Restoration Reviewed

The Night Escorted by the Geniuses of Love and Study (1886) - Pedro Américo

This is the twelfth post of the Pagan Restoration blog, a worthy time for reflection and assessment. Using the resources of theology, history, reason, experience and intuition, I have been examining critical ideas and practices in the Pagan community with the intent to render our community better able strengthen ourselves and face the challenges before us. What’s been done…what’s to come? [Read more...]

Leadership is Relationship

Penguin Leadership

Leadership is a two way street. Those who lead only do so because of those they serve. Leadership is inalienably about service, or it is tyranny. Leadership is also risky. There are lessons to be learned from penguins and the language of ordination. [Read more...]

How Pagans can Save the World: the Pagan Restoration

dawn

Civilization totters; it needs a new Hierophant to show forth the Sacred, the values that bring about a successful life for All. Pagans are positioned with the skills to fulfill this holy task, and as the Shadow of Western Civilization, we have the power… [Read more...]

Why Pagans Can Save the World

Nemesis_square

Magic-users know that every problem invokes its own solution. I submit that we Pagans were invoked into existence by the crisis humanity is undergoing right now. We are especially suited as the catalyst that will reify a successful future for humanity. [Read more...]

Who is Pagan?

Allegory of Hope, by George Frederic Watts (1886)

‘Pagan’ has a vague and confusing definition that keeps us from understanding who we are and our importance at this time in history. Taking a historical view we can, however, eliminate a number of false definitions and come to focus on our unique nature. This contradicts many of the colloquial and even academic ideas about what and who is Pagan, but this deconstruction is a necessary process for us to attain to our rightful place in the world. So I ask: Who is Pagan? [Read more...]

Pagan Ministry: Serving the Pagan People/s

Golden Gate Bridge being built

Ministry is fundamentally about serving the ‘congregation,’ in contrast to being primarily about serving the Gods, as in Priesthood. The metaphorically upward movement of priesthood differs from the downward movement of ministry. [Read more...]

Pagan Priesthood: Setting the Table, Restoring the Way of the Gods

Temple of Aesculapius, Waterhouse

Priesthood in the ancient world was a call to service and a coveted honor. The Priestfolk were responsible for maintaining the rhythm of society through worship and festival, nurturing the culture’s connection with the Gods. Pagan Priesthood is far from there, but we can rebuild… [Read more...]


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