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The honeynuts have spoken

Believe it or not, going cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs may get you a spot on the next episode of “Intervention.“

According to the latest from the Food and Drug Administration, cereal is a drug.

The FDA recently sent the maker of Cheerios a warning that advertising for the cereal cause it to be a drug . . . → Read More: The honeynuts have spoken

My Sex Ethic Under Eros

Awhile ago it became known to me that my patron is Eros, the Greek god of progenitive love. No, he wasn’t just a baby running around shooting arrows in people. In most depictions, he’s quite mature and is by no means in diapers. Since I’m leery of tradition, having veered once too often into tell-you-what-to-think . . . → Read More: My Sex Ethic Under Eros

All old movies suck

Longtime blamers are well aware that, while recuperating from gory ankle reconstruction surgery a couple years ago — remember? Bert dug a hole, and I fell in it? — I became strangely fascinated by the Turner Classic Movie channel.

The Turner Classic Movie channel, in case you never heard of it, runs old movies . . . → Read More: All old movies suck

Pagan Values Blogging Month

One of the values in the Pagan worldview that has won my enduring commitment to the path is the reverence for each other’s indwelling Divinity. Pagans have the willingness and ability to see the Godself that shines through each individual, regardless of how clearly – or not – it may be shining through at . . . → Read More: Pagan Values Blogging Month

Pagan Values Blogging Month #3: Personal Responsibility

I’m not normally a Christian-bashing Pagan. I generally try to practice tolerance and acceptance when it comes to people who believe differently than I do (which is pretty much everyone). One thing about Christianity does give me pause. In Christianity, if you transgress against your religious rules, and you own up to your mistake (or, . . . → Read More: Pagan Values Blogging Month #3: Personal Responsibility

There Were Cavewomen????

Who would have thought? Not researchers, it seems:

For about as long as humans have created works of art, they’ve also left behind handprints. People began stenciling, painting, or chipping imprints of their hands onto rock walls at least 30,000 years ago.

Until recently, most scientists assumed these prehistoric handprints were male. But “even . . . → Read More: There Were Cavewomen????

Pagan Values Month – Heathen Values

For Heathens, ancestry is very important. We might almost say it’s central. So much depends upon not only who you are, but where you came from. None of us can say we “know” our ancestors. Most of them are long dead. But it is there actions that have placed us on this Middle Earth . . . → Read More: Pagan Values Month – Heathen Values

Amendment That Would Eliminate 6 Sources Defeated

This past weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah was the Unitarian-Universalist Association’s yearly General Assembly. This year, in addition to electing a new president, members of the UUA voted on a proposed amendment to its bylaws. The amendment, composed by the Commission on Appraisal, would have eliminated the now-familiar “6 sources”, which included the long-campaigned . . . → Read More: Amendment That Would Eliminate 6 Sources Defeated

Hic sunt dracones

This is a bit of a long post. But the overall organization is simple enough: (1) First there’s some background on recent (relatively speaking) academic revisionism concerning classical, late antique and renaissance Paganism. (2) Then I look at Ronald Hutton’s “evidence” for his claim that the Pagans of late antiquity weren’t really Pagans, and I . . . → Read More: Hic sunt dracones

The sun wheel in ancient and modern Paganism

The sun wheel is a potent symbol of the cycles of the seasons including the concept of death and rebirth. Several variations exist of this ancient symbol such as a circle with a dot in the center and a circle divided into six parts.

The Fylfot

One of the most controversial sun symbols is the . . . → Read More: The sun wheel in ancient and modern Paganism