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...]

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...]

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...]

Why I Am Pagan

In 200 words or less, why is Sam Webster Pagan? [Read more...]


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