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How We Confuse Newbies

So as I’m trying to clear out both my inbox, and sent mail folder, I stumbled across an email I sent in response to one of the lists I’m on, as we talked about things such as the meanings of terms, and why there’s such differences of definition, as well as what we as the . . . → Read More: How We Confuse Newbies

Pagan Values Blogging Month #2: The Wiccan Rede

To me, the Wiccan Rede is one of those things that works in theory, but is not always practical. To live, we harm other living creatures. We take up space and resources, which means some other creature has to give up resources and has to move over. Now, I don’t go around rampantly destroying . . . → Read More: Pagan Values Blogging Month #2: The Wiccan Rede

“The Mean-Spirited Medium”

On a recent visit to Australia, the country was still talking about The One: The Search for Australia’s Most Gifted Psychic. This show was an American Idol for psychics, in which five contestants underwent a series of performances and psychic obstacle tests to find the supposed “best of the best”.

Read the original article at: . . . → Read More: “The Mean-Spirited Medium”

The Sorcerers, Crosantacht

Crosantacht or Sorcery is held to be even older than druidism. An ancient writer says in the Book of Lee that the Tuatha de Danann, ” a remnant of the fall angels,” came at the call of sorcerers and those who practiced malevolent incantations by walking in circles left-hand. They used to be worshipped, and . . . → Read More: The Sorcerers, Crosantacht

The Evolution of “The Burning Times”

It’s interesting to watch a phrase transform over time. Usage often indicates the function of the phrase in the context of a community’s current relationship with the rest of the culture. A meme, such as “The Burning Times” can serve, among other functions, to increase or decrease the distance the individual employing it intends to . . . → Read More: The Evolution of “The Burning Times”

Post for Pagan Values Month

THE PAGAN VALUES EXPRESSED IN THE HAVAMAL: AN APPRECIATION

1. Check the fucking exits

Within the gates ere a man shall go, (Full warily let him watch,) Full long let him look about him; For little he knows where a foe may lurk, And sit in the seats within.

Or, as Liber Legis puts . . . → Read More: Post for Pagan Values Month

Eagle trafficker argues charter rights

A lawyer for a man recently found guilty of illegally trafficking eagle parts that he kept stashed in a relative’s North Vancouver workshop is preparing to argue that the man should not have been convicted because he has an aboriginal right to trade the bird parts.

The trading in illegal eagle parts came to light . . . → Read More: Eagle trafficker argues charter rights

Pagan Virtues: Tolerance

One of my favorite illustrations of tolerance is from South Park’s episode “The Death Camp of Tolerance,” (2002). In this episode, Mr. Garrison discovers that if he could get fired again for being gay, then he could sue the school for a lot of money. He therefore hires Mr. Slave as teacher’s assistant and . . . → Read More: Pagan Virtues: Tolerance

Why saints sin and sinners get saintly

To many, New York Gov. Eliott Spitzer’s fall from grace seemed to make no sense at all. But a new Northwestern University study offers provocative insights that possibly could relate to why the storm trooper of reform — formerly known as the Sheriff of Wall Street — seemingly went from saint to sinner overnight.

The . . . → Read More: Why saints sin and sinners get saintly

Dancing God: Poetry of Myths and Magicks

Poetry usually isn’t my preferred reading material, but every so often I find a book of it that I truly enjoy. Dancing God is the second volume of poetry that’s caught my attention in such a way, the first being The Phillupic Hymns by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus. In this particular text, I was treated . . . → Read More: Dancing God: Poetry of Myths and Magicks