What is Pagan theology, and why do we need it?

Pagan theology is the discussion of pagan ethics and values and a discussion on the nature of the gods, and our relationship with them and the world. [Read more…]

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Ten Pagan Writers I Am Grateful For In a Troubled Season

Among all the thoughtful and passionate voices I have encountered this year, here are ten I am especially grateful for at the moment, in no particular order. [Read more…]

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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…]

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Why I am a polytheist

I have always been drawn to Pagan deities, even before I knew what they were. When I was a child, my parents told me that some Christians do not celebrate Christmas because it is an overlay on the Winter Solstice, when ancient people would go to the tops of hills and light bonfires as sympathetic magic to make the Sun come back. I wanted to go to those hilltops and dance round those bonfires. I used to have dreams of a king in a cave under a hill. I discovered my own personal goddess, and drew images of her. I read Greek mythology. I talked to trees. I read Puck of Pook’s Hill and loved Pertinax and Parnesius, who built an altar to Pan somewhere in the lowlands of Scotland, and worshipped Mithras by night. I read about witches, and wanted to be a witch. [Read more…]

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Dancing and Dowsing: Moving Into Polytheism

I went to a dance class for the first time in years a few days ago. [Read more…]

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Why do we need labels?

I have been asked twice recently why people need labels for sexual orientations and gender identities; one person commented, “aren’t we all just human beings?” People have also wondered if we need theological labels like ‘polytheist’, ‘pantheist’, ‘monist’ etc. To me this question is a bit like asking why we need names for things. [Read more…]

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Finding Our Differences: My Experience of the Polytheist Leadership Conference

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

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