Pathways in Modern Western Magic (Review)

Pathways in Modern Western Magic

Pathways in Modern Western Magic has the most to offer to a reader who is just beginning a formal academic study of Western magic. When it broaches less-treated topics of study and connects its subject matter to broader discussions in religious studies, however, it is also potentially valuable for established scholars of esotericism or contemporary Paganism. [Read more...]

Virtue Ethics (Seeking the Mystery, Chp. 5 Excerpt)

Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies

What are virtue ethics, and how do Pagans make ethical decisions? Learn more in this excerpt from Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan theologies. [Read more...]

The Multiple Soul (Seeking the Mystery, Chp. 4 Excerpt)

Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies

What are some of the ways that Pagans think about the human soul (or in some case, the human souls)? Learn more in this excerpt from Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan theologies. [Read more...]

Occult Knowledge and Gnosis (Seeking the Mystery, Ch. 3 Excerpt)

Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies

What is the occult? Esotericism? Gnosis, and UPG? Learn more in this excerpt from Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies. [Read more...]

Myth and Tradition (Seeking the Mystery, Chp. 2 Excerpt)

Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies

As promised, an excerpt from Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies, now available in both e-book and paperback editions. Excerpt from Chapter Two: Myth, Tradition, and Innovation The foundation of contemporary Pagan theology is myth. Given the colloquial use of the word “myth,” this statement may sound a bit strange. In Western culture, “myth” often [Read More...]

Hard Polytheism (Seeking the Mystery, Chp. 1 Excerpt)

Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies

Today (Monday, 7/1), Amazon.com will be offering the e-book edition of Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies for $0.99. It’s now available in paperback too! Click through for details and an excerpt from Chapter One. [Read more...]

Why interfaith is important – an interview with John Macintyre

Kinnoull Hill, Perth, Scotland, by Suomi Star

Recently, after fourteen years of interfaith dialogue and sheer hard work, the Scottish Pagan Federation has been officially recognised as a member of the Scottish Interfaith Council. This is a really important development, and a tribute to the hard work and persistence of the Scottish Pagan Federation.

I interviewed John Macintyre, a good friend of mine, a former president of the Scottish Pagan Federation, and the person who is responsible for most of that patient process of dialogue, and asked him to explain why it is so important, and how it was achieved. [Read more...]


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