America’s Nature Religion for Children

Long before I encountered Thoreau, Whitman or even Teddy Roosevelt, I discovered America's nature religion tradition in a children's book. I think I was 11 and my family was in a big toy store. My brother was all excited about some video game or action figure and we had been in the store awhile. I was getting bored and irritated. I was not a fan of shopping even then. In the store we came across this long bin of books on sale. It's was something like 2 for $5. My father told me I could pick out … [Read more...]

Intellectualism and Pagan Pedagogy

The following started out as a comment to be made on Star’s Nov. 9th post, “Elitism: The Intellectual Path in Paganism.” Because what I was writing grew and grew into a pretty wide-ranging little article, I thought I’d go ahead and publish it as its own blog post. So, the references to “you” below are to the author of the original post! Enjoy. . . . Interesting thoughts! I must admit that I’m pretty confused, though, since it seems that you’re seeking a few things which, to me, … [Read more...]

NPT: New Pagan Translation?

Next week we're taking a look at theology from a Pagan perspective and as a result I've been wading through the classics. I'm finding it a bit frustrating, not because I have problems understanding the philosophers and theologians of ancient times, but because the translations seem off. While reading through Sallust's On The Gods And The World, I found the perspective was constantly shifting between a polytheistic and monotheistic viewpoint. While grappling with this it occurred to me that I … [Read more...]


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