Living: This Is Religion, Too

I have been insanely busy. It makes me feel guilty. I think I should be praying, meditating, pouring libations, burning barley, refreshing my kathiskos, writing, and studying my faith. But in a way, that misses the point. I’m watching tv with a depressed friend. This is religion, too. I’m listening to epic stories while sitting [Read More...]

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Meeting the Gods on Their Terms

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A friend has a place they meet the Gods called the Roadhouse of the Dead. After hearing my friend talk about it I decided to go see it for myself. The Roadhouse is an ethereal rather than palpable place, and I was curious if I would see what others saw there. I walked in and [Read More...]

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The Five Points of Pagan Calvinism

The influential theological system of John Calvin is coming back in vogue among Evangelicals, particularly Reformed Baptists and Presbyterians. And possibly Pagans.

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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I Reject Jesus Christ

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Recently a blogger not worth naming make the statement that Paganism is merely Protestantism playing dress up. Seems patently absurd. Of course Progressive Protestant Christians are indeed taking on the trappings of Paganism: the Wheel of the Year, the Divine Feminine and positive affirmation style magic. However, that’s like saying I have a beard because [Read More...]

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Don’t Rubber Duckie My Religion

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Watching the Oscars on your birthday is the worst thing you can do. You are sitting there in your yoga pants eating chocolate when it occurs to you that you are roughly the same age as Natalie Portman, and you feel like a slacker loser because you haven’t made a film based upon the work [Read More...]

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Petty, Carnal, Pagan Desires

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Awhile back I talked about the Pagan concept of salvation being temporal rather than eternal. I’ve been thinking about what that means. If we start with the premise that Paganism begins with the idea that there is nothing wrong with you, that you are not lost, disconnected, in eternal danger, in need of transcendence or [Read More...]

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The Irresistible Idea of Being One

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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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Because We Believe?

I was chatting with my High Priest yesterday about how there is no one true Paganism, and why it is trad Craft practices the way it does. I hit on an idea in that conversation I’d like to expand on, and I’d love reader feedback on it because it may be a bit controversial and [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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