Hermes in Action: Professional Life

A God is as a God does, and Hermes is no exception. How this applies to the Deity’s priest-folk can be subtle or evident, intimate or public. For those deeply dedicated to a Deity, this is likely to manifest in their professional life; it certainly did in mine… [Read more…]

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The Mind of the God: the Power of the Question

To know Hermes is a lifelong task. Bounded approaches provide entry points and structures with which to grasp the fundamentally ineffable. Body, Speech, and Mind can be seen as the entry points. Thus far we have seen the form of Hermes’ body and explored the character of His speech. Now, we turn to His mind and examine one exemplary quality of that vastness: the Power of the Question. [Read more…]

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God Work

Is it enough to worship the many Divinities we know? For our maintenance, our simple well being, of course! Divine Providence is an ever-present grace to which we can attune and make more present in our lives by worship. Yet there are more advanced approaches for the seriously committed. Is it enough to worship the many Divinities we know? For our maintenance, our simple well being, of course! Divine Providence is an ever-present grace to which we can attune and make more present in our lives by worship. Yet there are more advanced approaches for the seriously committed. Among these are the paths of Divine Union… [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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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Pagan community build institutions to project our Way though time, or are we just the florescence of our time, to be superseded as the individuals coalesce into a new and different form?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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