Practical Polytheism: A Review of Devotio Antinoo

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There are few people in the world that I admire more than P. Sufenas Virius Lupus. He is intelligent, kind, patient, a clear and thoughtful writer, and has been a source of unflagging support in my darkest hours. I am not in the habit of placing Pagans on pedestals, but if Sufenas weren’t so tall [Read More...]

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Astral Poo ( Or If Not For Bad Luck, I Wouldn’t Have Any Luck At All)

Greek evil eye charms.

Since sometime last week I have been fighting some kind of flu or virus that has fogged my brain, congested my sinuses, plagued me with nausea, given me fever chills, and supplied me with muscle aches. My brain is finally emerging from the fog slowly, and my fully lucid moments are long enough to be [Read More...]

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I Will Pray For You (She Said Sinisterly)

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First of all, I FEEL BETTER! Whatever bug I had has vamoosed, and in the way things go I am amused at how the universe always seem to kick you when you’re down, and at how all sorts of things happen while you are lying abed with a bug. How weird the wide world is! [Read More...]

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Slacker Paganism

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I like things to be just so. Perfect mood, perfect atmosphere, perfect time and perfect focus. Life, however, has other ideas. Often I will end up sabotaging a diet or a meditation program because of an off day. We’ve all been there. You succumb to the candy bar and then think What the hell? and [Read More...]

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Keeping a Diary

My hand cramps up just looking at Tolstoy's diary.

I hate writing in a diary. This probably surprises you considering the copious amounts of blather produced on this blog. There are plenty of notebooks full of scribbles, and even a couple of magical/spiritual diaries that I started and never kept up. For a long time both the discipline of maintaining a diary, and focusing [Read More...]

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Pagan Hangout: Earth-based or Of The Universe?

Yup, we’re at it again! If you can’t watch live (we can see your comments and questions during broadcast and respond to them) then never fear, it will be available on Youtube for your viewing convenience. I’ll be embedding the video here so you can open this page in a tab as a reminder to [Read More...]

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Needful Stories & Good Advice: Reviews of Low Magick (Lon Milo DuQuette) and The Grimoire of Aleister Crowley (Rodney Orpheus)

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I read a lot of news and opinion, and reading for leisure hasn’t been a big priority in the past couple of years. I have had a strange week though, and it afforded me some offline downtime. So I read two books, one a recent Kindle purchase, and the other a book that I’d had [Read More...]

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Search Not My Heart (aka Don’t Pee In My Cheerios)

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Have you ever read the Nicene Creed? It’s an affirmation of the theological concepts of one type of Christian orthodoxy. What about the Shahada? It’s an affirmation of the principal theological concept in Islam. The Shem Yisrael is yet another creedal affirmation of a theological concept. We don’t generally have an equivalent in Paganism. Theology [Read More...]

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Eating God: Considering Eucharistic Ritual

A scene familiar to both Christians and Pagans.

It’s not unusual to see Pagans joking about the “cannibalism” of the Christian eucharist. While the concept of transubstantiation is unique to Christian worship, eucharistic ritual is not. What do you think those ancient sacrifices were about? Why do you think women baked cakes for the Queen of Heaven? And when the officiant blesses the [Read More...]

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Live Pagan Hangout Today: Christian Imagery in Pagan and Occult Ritual

I’m creating what is essentially a 30 min weekly Pagan talk show on the web which has the novelty of being broadcast live. It’s all through the magic of G+ and the first broadcast is today. If you can’t watch live (we can see your comments and questions during broadcast and respond to them) then [Read More...]

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