My Ancestors Are Dead

At this Hallows season the Ancestors come to mind. But what of reincarnation? What of traditions that don’t disturb the Dead, or people who don’t have worthy relations with blood family? What other ways are there to approach the Past and receive Its blessing? [Read more…]

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Cultural Paganism and a Primordial Pantheon: 0 to Many

I don’t do cultural Paganism. I worship the Gods I’ve come to know. My commitments and priesthood is not bounded by cultures, but by contact. But some of that contact is with Deities that lie beyond culture. [Read more…]

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Genus before species: What are the Gods?

Polytheism is a consequence of knowing more than one Deity. Who and what are these beings we esteem and worship? Are They the Gods? [Read more…]

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Welcome At the Herm

The purpose of this blog is to express, explore, and reflect upon a long term relationship with a Deity as an example and a critical examination of how we can intensively relate to the Gods today. [Read more…]

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Institutions in Paganism: the Coin is for All

Counter culture, or up and coming? Are we a religion of individuals or do we have collective will? Will the Pagan community build institutions to project our Way though time, or are we just the florescence of our time, to be superseded as the individuals coalesce into a new and different form? [Read more…]

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Pantheon Foundation: building 21st Century Pagan infrastructure

Pantheon Foundation, a California non-profit religious corporation providing IRS group exemptions for Pagan organizations, developing Pagan ministry, studying the history, promoting the culture, and advancing the social welfare of Pagans and the Pagan community was launched at PantheaCon 2014. [Read more…]

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Monist? How are you using the word?

I’ve been noting over that past year the use of the term monist to designate a bad kind of paganism, at least from the point of the writer, particularly when they are of the so-called “hard” polytheist variety. Frankly, I’m never really sure what they mean other than monism is somehow bad. Its use also (apparently) contradicts the technical meaning of the term. Perhaps you help me understand how they mean to use it… [Read more…]

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