Beyond Roses Red and Roses White (Possibly NSFW)

Writing can become a bad habit, and a simple question can set loose a torrent of words. So when Niki Whiting asked me what I thought of Peter Grey’s The Red Goddess last night, I gave a long and complex answer when a simple one would do. Now that all the words are just sitting [Read More…]

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The Gods We Know… and Those We Don’t…

I have a vague inspiration this morning. I will try to craft a post from it, but it may well fall flat. P. Sufenas Virius Lupus has an excellent column this morning on grappling with the concept of new Gods, and Apuleius Platonicus has, whether you agree with his views or not, a rather passionate [Read More…]

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Hear Ye the Voice of the Goddess

How do you see the Goddess? The Divine Feminine spoken of in Wicca and other Pagan religions? Monolithic woman, the essence of femaleness, the open-armed Mother? I relate better to male Gods, but I recently had an experience that reminded me of how I found the Goddess so many years ago. Not her name, or [Read More…]

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The Egg and Mary Magdalen

When I think of Ostara, I think of eggs, and of the multi-colored egg salad that is made the day after Ostara. And when I think of Divine images associated with eggs, I always think of Mary Magdalen. Most Pagans who convert from a Christian background go through a “What do I think about Jesus?” [Read More…]

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Fat Acceptance?

Have you heard of Fat Acceptance? It’s a perspective pushed by activists like Joy Nash, and artists like Beth Ditto. Here are a couple of videos made by Joy Nash on Fat Acceptance: I have to admit, I’m on the fence. On one hand, I know that taking care of my health is important. I [Read More…]

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Guest Post: Steve Provost asks Whose god is it anyway?

Need more proof that the traditional media’s claims of “objectivity” are bogus? You need look no further than a single three-letter word: god. Current style in journalism goes something like this: Capitalize God or words that mean God in reference to the divine being of all monotheistic religions. Lowercase god, goddess and their plural forms when [Read More…]

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Forgotten Goddesses: A Coloring Book Review

I get a lot of things to review, and I don’t have time to review all of them. Sometimes I know someone else who can review a book, but more often it goes onto the pile of books awaiting my fantasy beach vacation. You know, the kind of vacation where you sit in a chair [Read More…]

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Michael York: Not All Gods Are Deities

Reprinted with permission from a Facebook group. Micheal York is a Pagan theologian and teaches at Cherry Hill Seminary. I want to talk about the gods. We probably all think of the gods differently, and some of us do not think of them at all and/or discount any existential propensity to them. For some of [Read More…]

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The Power of Love

Nor does She demand sacrifice, for behold, She is the mother of all living, and Her love is poured out upon the earth. The Goddess of Wicca is an enigma. Her Law is Love, and that is a fierce and difficult thing. If there is one form of energy both most difficult to master, and [Read More…]

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Don’t You Mean God’s Husband?

Jason Pitzl-Waters wrote about the recent God’s Wife controversy over at On Faith. As a dude he nailed it, and I suggest you open it in a new tab and read it through before you go further into my rant. Leave a comment and tell him you appreciate what he wrote. I’ve been avoiding this [Read More…]

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