Cultural Paganism and a Primordial Pantheon: 0 to Many

John William Waterhouse Circe-1911

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?

Georges Jules Victor Clairin - The Goddess Neith (La déesse Neith) circa 1843-1919

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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Restoration Reviewed

The Night Escorted by the Geniuses of Love and Study (1886) - Pedro Américo

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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Leadership is Relationship

Penguin Leadership

Leadership is a two way street. Those who lead only do so because of those they serve. Leadership is inalienably about service, or it is tyranny. Leadership is also risky. There are lessons to be learned from penguins and the language of ordination. [Read more...]

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How Pagans can Save the World: the Pagan Restoration

dawn

Civilization totters; it needs a new Hierophant to show forth the Sacred, the values that bring about a successful life for All. Pagans are positioned with the skills to fulfill this holy task, and as the Shadow of Western Civilization, we have the power… [Read more...]

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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...]

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