Elections, Politics, Consent, and #sexyvoterhaiku

Yesterday was a completely improvisatory performance, unfolding in real time, exploring the metaphor of elections and politics as sexy, as seduction, as the whole damntangle. Read more

Samhain and Remembrance

The Pagan festivals are less about a single day when we reflect on or celebrate a particular aspect of the cycle of life, death, and rebirth, and more about the the high watermark of the ebb and flow of a tide of energy. But the season of remembrance is not at an end. The tide of Samhain ebbs until it rises again as the tide of rebirth at Yule. And on the way to the turning of the tide, there is Remembrance Day on 11th November. I don’t know how many Pagans actually do ritual for 11th November, but I am sure many of us will be wearing poppies – red, white, or mauve, or all three. Read more

Ancestor Work: It’s Not Always About “Honoring”

Ancestor work is not always about remembering the positive. Sometimes, it can be about demanding justice, making reparations, or healing wounds. Read more

Storytime: Wayland’s Tale

Once there was a god who wanted to try his luck as a man. It happens now and again, and there’s always a story to come of it. Read more

The Thirteen Vanic Virtues

The Vanir have their own set of virtues… Read more

Art, Agriculture, and Ancestors

Each year in October we move as pilgrims through the rural landscape, stopping at each station to read, consider, pause, interact, take pictures, try the food. Read more

Beloved dead

Why so few memories of my grandpa? Because my parents grew up in the Exclusive Brethren, and left that group in 1976. This meant that my grandparents were forbidden to have any contact with us after we had left. I only found out by accident in 1996 that my grandpa had died. I wonder what he would have thought of this blogpost. Read more

Joy at the Breakfast Table

Maybe this is the best we can do for each other, ever: to keep a little space clear in all our relations to allow family, friends, colleagues, to be and become themselves. Read more

Ancestors

There are different types of ancestors – family members, ancestors of spirit, ancestors of place, the Beloved Dead, members of your tradition who have passed on. We honour them because they shaped us and our world, and without them it would be very different. Read more

When Storymaking Fails: Towards a Non-Narrative Theology

I distrust any religion that hands its followers too many answers. Answers close down the conversation, they take us from the journey to the idea of arrival, of finish line. Read more


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