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Sam Webster Apr 16, 2014
For a bit over a year we have been outlining the emerging Pagan Restoration, the creation if not renewal of Pagan culture and society and the activism that drives it. I am deeply grateful for the attention you have given me. However, my own work is shifting. I must consolidate my public writing for a time and so I must say good bye to this wonderful audience.
Sam Webster Mar 12, 2014
Counter culture, or up and coming? Are we a religion of individuals or do we have collective will? Will the Pagan community build institutions to project our Way though time, or are we just the florescence of our time, to be superseded as the individuals coalesce into a new and different form?
Sam Webster Feb 19, 2014
Pantheon Foundation, a California non-profit religious corporation providing IRS group exemptions for Pagan organizations, developing Pagan ministry, studying the history, promoting the culture, and advancing the social welfare of Pagans and the Pagan community was launched at PantheaCon 2014.
Sam Webster Jan 16, 2014
I’ve been noting over that past year the use of the term monist to designate a bad kind of paganism, at least from the point of the writer, particularly when they are of the so-called “hard” polytheist variety. Frankly, I’m never really sure what they mean other than monism is somehow bad. Its use also (apparently) contradicts the technical meaning of the term. Perhaps you help me understand how they mean to use it…
Pagan Restoration
Sam Webster Dec 18, 2013
This is the twelfth post of the Pagan Restoration blog, a worthy time for reflection and assessment. Using the resources of theology, history, reason, experience and intuition, I have been examining critical ideas and practices in the Pagan community with the intent to render our community better able strengthen ourselves and face the challenges before us. What's been done…what's to come?
Pagan Restoration
Sam Webster Nov 20, 2013
Leadership is a two way street. Those who lead only do so because of those they serve. Leadership is inalienably about service, or it is tyranny. Leadership is also risky. There are lessons to be learned from penguins and the language of ordination.
Sam Webster Oct 16, 2013
Civilization totters; it needs a new Hierophant to show forth the Sacred, the values that bring about a successful life for All. Pagans are positioned with the skills to fulfill this holy task, and as the Shadow of Western Civilization, we have the power…
Pagan Restoration
Sam Webster Sep 18, 2013
Magic-users know that every problem invokes its own solution. I submit that we Pagans were invoked into existence by the crisis humanity is undergoing right now. We are especially suited as the catalyst that will reify a successful future for humanity.
Pagan Restoration
Sam Webster Aug 21, 2013
‘Pagan’ has a vague and confusing definition that keeps us from understanding who we are and our importance at this time in history. Taking a historical view we can, however, eliminate a number of false definitions and come to focus on our unique nature. This contradicts many of the colloquial and even academic ideas about what and who is Pagan, but this deconstruction is a necessary process for us to attain to our rightful place in the world. So I ask: Who is Pagan?
Sam Webster Jul 17, 2013
Ministry is fundamentally about serving the ‘congregation,’ in contrast to being primarily about serving the Gods, as in Priesthood. The metaphorically upward movement of priesthood differs from the downward movement of ministry.
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