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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Being Batty: Polytheism, Experience, and Monistic Reduction

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I assert that we make a profound mistake when we attempt to apologize all points of view, all traditions, and all experiences. The profundity and richness of the universe is a result of the majesty and breadth of our differences. Polytheism seeks to embrace those differences exactly as they are presented to us. –A guest post by Julian Betkowski. [Read more...]

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A Theology of Trees and Fractals

Every day we wake up is Choose Your Own Adventure, wildwood, labyrinth, if we have the eyes to see. [Read more...]

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Why I Dislike “-Ist”s but Love Raven Kaldera

Dealing with Deities

When I teach, I do my best to downplay my personal beliefs, since my aim is to help students think critically and encounter texts and ideas with minimal bias from me. Here’s the secret truth, though: of the maybe two dozen books and essays we look at in my introductory theology class, my favorite is Raven Kaldera’s Dealing with Deities. [Read more...]

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Entering the Hall of the Heathens

What is it to be approached by the voice and figure of a god of a religion not your own? Revelation? Delusion? Conversion…or merely conversation? [Read more...]

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Polytheistic Monism: A Guest Post by Christopher Scott Thompson (Part Four)

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Thompson concludes with “Polyvalent Polytheism” and “Monad and Multiplicity.” “I don’t claim any superiority for this perspective. It is only one perspective, and the fullness of reality includes all perspectives in unlimited freedom.” [Read more...]

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Polytheistic Monism: A Guest Post by Christopher Scott Thompson (Part Three)

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Thompson continues with the question of whether polytheistic monism denies the gods and whether monism compromises autonomy. [Read more...]

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