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The Impact of Scientism on Competing Faiths

By Isaac Bonewits

When examining polytheistic ideas about divinity and the nature of worship (and vice versa), we must first take down some barriers to clear thinking of which many people are unaware. Discussing spiritual matters with modern Westerners, even the religiously inclined, is often like discussing rainbows or sunsets with someone who has worn . . . → Read More: The Impact of Scientism on Competing Faiths

Written in Stone, by Richard Cassaro

Reviewed by Trevor Pyne

The ancient megalithic buildings of the world are, for the most part, a mystery to us in the current era. From Stonehenge and Avebury here in Britain to the Pyramids in Egypt and Macchu Picchu in Peru, structures built with massive stones by methods that are fiercely debated today are the . . . → Read More: Written in Stone, by Richard Cassaro

Deep Ancestral Totemism, Part Two

By Lupa

In my last post, I introduced the model of the triune brain (reptilian, old mammalian, new mammalian) as a structure for basic understanding of yourself as a human animal, not just a human being. If you have not yet read the first part of this series, please go and check it out over . . . → Read More: Deep Ancestral Totemism, Part Two

Norway Builds Memorials to Witch Trial Victims

By Christopher Shea

A stark stretch of coast in extreme northeastern Norway has ended up with two striking structures memorializing the 91 victims of a famous witch trial, in 1621. The victims, mostly women, were blamed for a storm that had killed fishermen, unsettling what was then a loosely governed, forbidding region.

The first and . . . → Read More: Norway Builds Memorials to Witch Trial Victims

False Testament: Archaeology Refutes the Bible's Claim to History

By Daniel Lazare

[Snip] In the last quarter century or so, archaeologists have seen one settled assumption after another concerning who the ancient Israelites were and where they came from proved false. Rather than a band of invaders who fought their way into the Holy Land, the Israelites are now thought to have been an . . . → Read More: False Testament: Archaeology Refutes the Bible’s Claim to History

I've Got Soul: Canaanite Magic and Napshu

By Tess Dawson

[Snip] When people ask me for “energy,” they don’t realize that what they’re really asking me is “send me a bit of your soul.” Unless the situation is dire, or unless I deem the situation appropriate, or unless someone consciously asks me knowing full well what they’re really asking me, I will . . . → Read More: I’ve Got Soul: Canaanite Magic and Napshu

The Festival of Imbolc

By Ellen Evert Hopman

As a Celtic Reconstructionist Druid I am always interested in the practices of the ancient Celts. I read about them, write about them and then put them into practice, as best I can. It’s my own small effort to keep the traditions alive and to pass them along for future generations.

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Cumulative Impact of Mountaintop Mining Documented

Increased salinity and concentrations of trace elements in one West Virginia watershed have been tied directly to multiple surface coal mines upstream by a detailed new survey of stream chemistry. The Duke University team that conducted the study said it provides new evidence of the cumulative effects multiple mountaintop mining permits can have in a . . . → Read More: Cumulative Impact of Mountaintop Mining Documented

Willing Without (Fully) Knowing

By T. Thorn Coyle

Sometimes we must move forward into will without a full sense of knowing our desire. We have a subtle wish, or an unnameable yearning, or we just know there is destiny out there, somewhere. Or sometimes we are just dissatisfied and want something more. All of these point to, and can . . . → Read More: Willing Without (Fully) Knowing

Why Spirit Workers Are Like Zombies

By Sarah

If you want to be a spirit worker, you must die. Just like the child you were must die to become the adult, your human self must die to become a spirit worker. The initiated are half alive, half dead. We are souls stuck in between – not quite spirits and not quite . . . → Read More: Why Spirit Workers Are Like Zombies