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...]

Listening Is an Act of Dilation

Inner ear as Yggdrasil. Who knew.

Listening is a creative act. It’s a sacred act, to listen fully to another. We’re co-creative not just with our gods and gardens, but with each other. [Read more...]

“The New Face I Turn Up to You”

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Do we have an ethical responsibility to develop creativity and imagination within ourselves, to encourage it in others? I’m talking about radical engagement. With each other. With life. [Read more...]

“That Which You Hate and Try to Destroy is Sacred”

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I want every woman to insist on herself—and to be free and able to do so— whoever she is, intensely and immediately and forever and get to the work she must do in the world, without fear. [Read more...]

Be the change you want to see in the world

Ancient monoliths in Mawphlang sacred grove, India

As a queer and polytheist Wiccan, some of the changes I would like to see in the world are less heterocentric behaviour in Wicca, and less heterocentrism generally; equal rights for everyone; more respect for the environment; the re-enchantment of the world; and more appreciation of diverse perspectives. [Read more...]

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...]

What happens when the oil runs out?

Vegetable gardens in Slovenia (photo by Simon)

The oil won’t run out overnight, and if we are lucky, it will be managed sensibly. But all the current indications are that it will not be managed sensibly. Instead of reducing our dependency on fossil fuels, companies are inventing ever more destructive ways of wresting them from the ground, the worst of these being fracking. We are also not investing in sustainable power sources, or taxing carbon consumption, or anywhere near enough of the things we should be doing. The warning signs of climate change are being ignored. [Read more...]


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