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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Swastikas and the Stars and Bars as Symbols

     ( This column recapitulates the basic points about the swastika and Confederate flag made in my most recent Witches & Pagans piece, but with a different focus, some different information,  and a complementary but distinct conclusion. ) _______ After the Charleston murders right wing media and politicians attempted to seize control of its [Read More…]

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Probing the Depths of the Charleston Murders: a Pagan perspective

The racist terrorism that killed so many in Charleston this past Wednesday was followed almost immediately by the extraordinary efforts of leading American ‘conservatives’’ to redefine what had just so clearly happened. As they did, they revealed the inner soul of their movement and, as I hope to show, demonstrate how people can ultimately degenerate into defenders of evil in the name of virtue. [Read more…]

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Caitlin Jenner, the Duggars, and Us

Caitlin Jenner and the ‘Quiverfull’ of Duggars are perfect symbols for the profound cultural changes tearing this country apart. In their very different ways they represent an epochal shift from a culture predicated on firm, inviolable and hierarchical boundaries to the birth of one where national, racial, sexual, religious, economic, and ecological boundaries are increasingly open and ill defined and hierarchies relatively flat. [Read more…]

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If Thought Forms Exist, What Can We Do About Them?

Thought forms are dependent on the people who generate the mental energy empowering them. Like habits, they can be strengthened or undermined by increasing or reducing the energy we put into them. [Read more…]

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Thought Forms and the American Crisis: Esoteric Insights

For thousands of years, human societies were based on ideas of hierarchy, subordination, and obedience. These ideas still possess certain figures in the American right wing, and they are reacting to the rise of egalitarianism with a kind of political primal scream, a threat to take everything down if they cannot win. [Read more…]

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Looking Back on the Election: A Pagan Perspective

The American right wing hit its high-water mark in the 2012 election — and then lost. This victory for feminine and balanced masculine values can only benefit the Pagan community. [Read more…]

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