Moving Beyond “Environmentalism”

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The world is alive and aware and we are part of it. [Read more...]

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Finding Our Differences: My Experience of the Polytheist Leadership Conference

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Guest post: Julian Betkowski shares his impressions of the recent Polytheist Leadership Conference in Fishkill, New York. [Read more...]

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Embodiment and Woundedness: Owning Up to Being an Animal

When I stepped into the waters of Lake Superior, I recognized the sensation exactly: I’ve swum here before. [Read more...]

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The Future of Paganism (Part Two): What Pagans Can Learn from Pioneer Mormons

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For Pagans who are interested in growing community and wielding political power in the service of minority religious rights, Mormons could be our teachers—particularly if we focus on nineteenth-century Mormons and the practice of gathering. [Read more...]

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Cat Chapin-Bishop: Sacred Fire, or What Do I Hope to Build?

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We do not need to define our experiences of the holy in the same way. We do not need to blend together our theologies, vocabulary, or myths. But I think we are weakened forever if we allow our differences to distract us from what we know we hold in common: that we live our lives open to the possibility that on this day, we will encounter personally some source of that sacred fire. We walk through the world ready to be blessed. [Read more...]

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The Future of Contemporary Paganism: Holding Paradox (Part One)

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The challenge of contemporary Paganism’s future is to maintain an apparent paradox: to meet the needs of a growing movement without losing the passion and alternative vision that drew so many converts to Pagan traditions. [Read more...]

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Wiccanate Privilege and Polytheist Wiccans

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We should dismantle Wiccanate privilege as soon as possible. Let’s have devotional polytheism, liturgical Paganism, Wiccan (rather than Wiccan-flavoured) ritual, revived Eleusinian mysteries, Heathen blots, Druid rituals… And let’s not have assumptions about what Pagans believe. [Read more...]

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