Monist? How are you using the word?

The Fall of the Titans

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...]

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...]

Restoring Idolatry to Iconolatry

The ancient icons of the Gods were destroyed in order to break worshippers’ contact with their deities. Animating icons will make the Gods’ power and blessings more accessible again. [Read more...]

Pagan Restoration in New Format

Sam Webster

As of June 2013, Pagan Restoration will appear in this space on the third Wednesday of the month. Don’t forget to update your RSS links and e-mail subscriptions! [Read more...]

Toward the Pagan Restoration of Sacrifice

It is time for Pagans to restore sacrifice to its ancient and central place in our rites. The world needs the Gods in Their fullest presence. [Read more...]


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