The argument from desire

medieval woodcut

The “argument from desire” is that we all have a “God-shaped hole” in consciousness, which can only be filled by the divine. Can this concept have any meaning in a Pagan context? What is it that Pagans desire? For one thing, most Pagans believe that the divine (whether it is perceived as a single underlying energy, or as many deities) is immanent in the world, and therefore available to our experience in the here and now. [Read more...]

Human Flesh: Beginning a Pagan Theology

"Glad Day" or "The Dance of Albion," by William Blake

Most theologies begin with considering the nature of divinity, with the nature of humanity as a secondary concern. I like the idea that a Pagan theology should begin with the human, with the very flesh I’m using to write these words. [Read more...]