Forming the God

Gods arise to our experience in response to need, being the embodiments of Divine Providence. Otherwise we would never know of Them. Their appearance is a reflection of us, our understandings and predilections, yet They are independent of us, and are far beyond any human conception of Them. But in Their tender Providence, what we might call Compassion today, They come in forms we can grasp and with powers we need in our lives. Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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Pagan community build institutions to project our Way though time, or are we just the florescence of our time, to be superseded as the individuals coalesce into a new and different form?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

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

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

Restoration Reviewed

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

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