Politics, Pagan religion and the 2016 elections- up at Public Square

I was asked to contribute to a public square discussion on faith and politics over at Patheos’ Public Square. It is now up. [Read more…]

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The Trance of Belief II: Awakening and enjoying

(updated 6/7/2016) Part II picks up where my earlier post on how strong belief can put us in a trance state of which we are unaware, turning us into servants of a belief, usually to our and other people’s detriment. Exploring how to break trances we have  unknowingly entered into requires moving from my preferred [Read More…]

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Considering ‘Privilege,’ White, Wiccan, and otherwise. Part I: Wiccan privilege

The word “privilege” is too abstract to do the work that needs to be done when we are discussing the intricacies of equality and inequality and how to make life better. It works well with respect to legal privileges giving some people advantages over others in the eyes of the law. Expanding it as has been done for ‘Wiccan privilege’ and its equivalent in feminism opens the door to serious abuses and confusions. [Read more…]

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