Being Negative Is Healthy; Or It’s Good To Be An Ass Sometimes

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Despite how often I display it, or state it outright, people keep forgetting I’m an ass. I can be kind, generous, funny, grateful, compassionate, understanding, empathetic, and comforting, but that doesn’t negate the fact that I am an ass. Some people talk about shadow-work and Left Hand Path in terms almost as nauseating and cloying [Read More...]

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Violence, Children and Women

There seems to be a theme of violence in the news this morning, and before I attempt to wrap my head around the concept of idol-worship (stay tuned!) I want to talk about violence. The first regards a local story on WSB of an investigation into child abuse because of a Santeria ritual. A daycare [Read More...]

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Pagan Values: Domestic Abuse, Rape and Rihanna’s “Man Down”

Domestic abuse survivor Rihanna has a new song about murder, which isn’t news. Most genres of music are full of songs about death, murder and killing. I used to joke that parents worried about their kids should be just as concerned about violent folk music as violent rap. Yet the video for Rihanna’s Man Down [Read More...]

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Tragedy in Arizona: Pagan Perspective on Political Violence

Like the rest of you, I’m glued to the breaking news regarding the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords and several others at a public event in Arizona. I’m sad, I’m angry and I’m bewildered and I don’t even know anyone in Arizona. My grief is that of an American and cannot compare to the grief of [Read More...]

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