The Five Points of Pagan Calvinism

The Five Points of Pagan Calvinism The Fluidity and/or Subjectivity of Ultimate Spiritual Reality The Pagan Elect Transcendence Irresistible Enlightenment Exclusive Pluralism The Fluidity and/or Subjectivity of Ultimate Spiritual Reality There is a mystical Oneness of All Things which permeates all of nature. No thing is ever separate from the One. Separateness is an illusion [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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The Irresistible Idea of Being One

We are all made of star stuff. It’s just a scientific fact. There is nothing in the universe that is foreign to the universe (as far as we know). Everything in the universe is made up of the same building blocks. But does it then follow that all things are One?   If anything is [Read More…]

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Maybe Advanced Wicca Isn’t Wicca After All?

I have less time than I used to for pleasure reading.Starhawk’s The Fifth Sacred Thing has been by my bed for months and I’ve barely made a dent. Yet I treated myself to a lie-in this morning reading a book I was super-excited to get my hands on: Theurgy and the Soul: The Neoplatonism of [Read More…]

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Guest Post: Polytheology and You by Amanda Thomas

Let me start this by being very open and frank. I am far from an authority, though I have read a great deal, this hardly makes me super guru extraordinaire. I have no more of a special connection with the Gods than the average Joe walking down the street. What I am about to write [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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Wicca Series: Who are the God and Goddess?

Every Monday and Friday in January we will be asking people questions about Wicca. Want to weigh in? Find the next question at the bottom of this post! Who are the God and Goddess of Wicca? Are they specific Gods, or the focal point of all Gods and Goddesses? Not a lot of interest in [Read More…]

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The Definition of ‘Pagan’: Monotheism and Polytheism

This summer, I have spent more time doing pagan things – attending festivals and events, teaching and attending workshops, crafting and performing rituals – than at any other point in my life. During these experiences, I have come to believe that one of the largest issues facing paganism today is one of definition: Who are [Read More…]

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