The Final Episode of Big Love, the Goddess and Alternative Family

NOTICE: This post has been found in violation of H.R. 3261, S.O.P.A. and has been removed.I'd really like to write about HBO's Big Love, the final season of which is now out on dvd.But we're facing a world where my ability to write about such things becomes more perilous. My linking to something relating to intellectual property could harm Patheos under this law, and so Youtube music playlists, like the one I posted yesterday, would become a thing of the past.I can't physically make … [Read more...]

Watch Me on AIB-TV!

So all this week you can catch the interview I did with AIB-TV streaming at 7:30 AM EST and 2 PM EST. I haven't seen it yet, but I believe my hair looked quite nice. Not pink, but still nice.And that's all I have this morning. It's a quiet, lazy Sunday morning. I highly recommend reading in bed if you have the opportunity today. … [Read more...]

Oh, Yeah! I’m on TV!

Literally right now (5:30 PM EST) I am on Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasting, or AIB-TV. Check it out: the show is called Soul Stories.For those of you not able to get Atlanta stations on your rabbit ears, or like me don't have tv, it will be streaming online starting this Sunday, the 18th, through Christmas, the 25th.The first show in this series features Michael Sabani, a fascinating fellow I met at a Muslim-Christian-Jewish-Witchcraft interfaith event. … [Read more...]

What A Crazy Day…

Yesterday I woke up, did the requisite morning ritual of stretching, yawning and hygiene, and then in something atrocious-looking but comfortable I planted myself before my laptop to begin my day. Except I didn't stay there. In a strange turn of events, I ended up on television.Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasting has a program called Soul Stories, and an initiate of Grove of Phoenix Rising was going to be on the program with her mother. Unfortunately, her mother fell ill and had to cancel. The … [Read more...]

A Different Kind of Family.. On TV: Terisa Greenan, Sister Wives and Polyamorous Music

Back in October I caught the flu. The real deal. Influenza. I lay on my sofa, drooling on my pillow, shivering under blankets and watching reality tv. I am not generally a fan of reality tv. I tend to watch it on very rare occasions, but being sick, I decided to give Sister Wives a go.I watched the first two seasons straight through, broken up by naps and potty breaks. I expected I'd dislike Kody Brown and that I'd be generally annoyed by all the Mormon cheeriness. Instead, I saw a family … [Read more...]

Casting Endora

Yesterday The Wild Hunt reported that a revamp of Bewitched is being planned for television. And of course, people wondered who on earth could play Endora after Agnes Moorehead?Even though a lot of us secretly want to be Endora deep down, we all know no real Witches look like Endora...Agnes Moorehead was an amazing actress who became a recognized name after beginning to work with Orson Welles. She had memorable roles in both Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons.So who on … [Read more...]

Pagan Values: Justice, David Barton & the McCollum Decision

A while back, without so much as asking Jason of The Wild Hunt, I kicked off a campaign to get him on The Daily Show to provide a different perspective on David Barton and his activities. Barton's interview made me angry and I knew his organization, Wallbuilders, has been a factor in keeping Patrick McCollum from having his day in court. I sat and fumed. I pondered. So I decided the best thing to do would be have someone informed, but not involved with the case, on to rebut Barton's … [Read more...]

Camelot Actress Embracing Paganism?

The Telegraph reports that Eva Green, who plays Morgan on Camelot, has been reading up on magic and Paganism:“Real magic is everywhere,” says the 30-year-old actress. “It’s in the winds and the sun and the moon; the earth and the trees.”“People are not connected to nature any more. My character in the series is trying to restore the pagan ways.”The Casino Royale beauty tells Mandrake at the launch of the book 46664 Bangle Legacy at Montblanc in Mayfair that she had no interest in m … [Read more...]

Catholics and Pagans: When You Shouldn’t Talk To The Media

Having been to Jason Pitzl-Water's talks I'm quite aware that there are times when you shouldn't speak to the media. If you don't have a genuine need, why risk having your words twisted? Even so, I agreed to do an interview that I feel may have been a mistake. I have a great deal of respect and love for Elizabeth Scalia, managing editor of our Catholic portal and famously known as The Anchoress. When she asked me to be on a cable show she is a frequent guest host on, I said "Of course!"Maybe … [Read more...]

God In America: Vignettes Of Christian Evolution

PBS has a new series called "God In America" that features Stephen Prothero, author of our current Patheos Book Club selection "God Is Not One." I didn't really know what to expect and what I found was interesting and uninspiring.I'm a religion geek and I find all things religious rather fascinating, yet I'm also a Pagan who finds the expressions of Christianity somewhat tedious. Watching each well-told story of the evolution of Christianity in the United States is interesting. If I were … [Read more...]