Percy Jackson Can Lead To Paganism

Although in this case it’s definitely soft polytheism/psychological pantheism: The Sydney problem, however, still needed solving. I approached her the other day and said, “Syd, you go to church on Sunday, right?” “Yes.” “Who do you pray to?” “God,” she said. “One God, right? Then how can you say you believe in all those Greek [Read More…]

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The Wicker Tree Live Discussion with Peg Aloi and Alastair Gourlay

Peg Aloi, of The Witching Hour, and I decided to take Google Hangouts On Air for a test drive and explore The Wicker Tree film. Thanks to the power of social networking Alastair Gourlay, executive producer of The Wicker Tree, joined our discussion! It’s two hours long, longer than we intended, but we hope to [Read More…]

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Analyzing The Wicker Tree: Spoilers Ahead

Religion can quickly become a gruesome business. Forget whatever you think The Wicker Man and The Wicker Tree are about. They are not “Pagan films” or even proper horror films. They, with tongue grimly planted in cheek, remind us where our theologies can lead us unchecked and unfettered. They are not pro-Pagan, pro-Christian, pro-religion or [Read More…]

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Quickie: Wicker Tree Party in ATL?

So if I could convince the Atlanta Midtown Art Cinema to get The Wicker Tree, how many of my local peeps would come out to see it? Because the window of opportunity to see it on the big screen is tiny, and we could all go to Park Tavern afterwards and argue about how good/bad [Read More…]

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Occupy Wall Street? I Think I Saw That Film…

It is that time of year. The time when you wrap up in a blanket and watch holiday movies. Generally the more sentimental and quirky, the better. And of course, regardless of religious belief, or even feelings about the holiday season, the number one holiday movie is and always will be It’s A Wonderful Life. [Read More…]

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Pagan Movies That Need To Be Made

Since something as fabulous as Agora is rare and The Wicker Tree seems likely to be disappointing, I’ve been absently daydreaming about what kind of Pagan films I would make if I were a wealthy and powerful movie studio executive. Sulla Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix is one of my favorite Roman historical figures and one [Read More…]

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13 Things I Like About Scientologists

As today is Dianetics Day I figure it’s time to pick up this series again. Along with the Buddhists and Hindus, Scientology is one religion I still need to tick off my list for the series. This is going to be incredibly difficult because I honestly have very little love for Scientology or L. Ron [Read More…]

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Off to see Thor

I should wax poetic about motherhood but I’m off to see Thor right now. Review later this afternoon. In the meantime enjoy these trailers of upcoming movies that looking interesting to Pagans. Thor The Wicker Tree NSFW Pirates of the Carribean 4 (for the Pastafarians) I’ll be back to wax eloquent on both mothers and [Read More…]

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Going for “Gay Gold” at the Oscars

At this year’s Oscars, the film The Kids Are All Right is up (amongst an unprecedented ten nominees) for Best Picture, and Annette Benning is also a nominee for Best Actress in her role as Nic in this film. It will be interesting to see whether or not the film and Benning end up the [Read More…]

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Guest Post: Kathy Nance on The Black Swan

Inside each of us is a shadow. For Natalie Portman’s brittle ballerina in The Black Swan, that shadow could have been her salvation. Instead, it drove her mad. In Jungian psychological terms, our shadows are the parts of us that we deny, but which must be explored and incorporated in order for us to be [Read More…]

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