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Panphage/Pangenetor

By Avalon2012

In his book Apocalyptic Witchcraft, as well as his shorter essay Rewilding Witchcraft, one of Peter Grey’s central arguments is that contemporary paganism has been tamed by the standards of urbane bourgeois consumer society and the capitalist system that underlies it. He mocks what I call “Lifestyle Paganism” which he sees as a . . . → Read More: Panphage/Pangenetor

An Indigenous Call for Restoring the Sacred

The Fourth Way – For the Sake of the Human Family and Mother Earth

By Phil Lane

The spiritual foundation of the reunion of the Condor and the Eagle is based in the understanding of the fundamental oneness and unity of all life. All members of the Human Family are part of the ancient Sacred . . . → Read More: An Indigenous Call for Restoring the Sacred

Environmental Problems of the Greeks and Romans, by J. Donald Hughes

Ecology in the Ancient Mediterranean

Reviewed by Danielle M. La Londe

Given that the environmental history of the Mediterranean basin has received much scholarly attention in the twenty years since the publication of J. Donald Hughes’ Pan’s Travail: Environmental Problems of the Ancient Greeks and Romans, a second edition of this important work is certainly . . . → Read More: Environmental Problems of the Greeks and Romans, by J. Donald Hughes

Reading the Landscape

By Nimue Brown

The history of a land is often very present in its shapes, surfaces and in remaining structures. That which is beneath the soil – remnants of builds for example, will change the vigour of plants and create a visible indicator of what went before. Ghosts of old hedges and paths, remnants of . . . → Read More: Reading the Landscape

Rewilding Our Hearts, by Marc Bekoff

Reviewed by Lisa Roling

[Snip] Rewilding Our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence is another well-researched and well-written book by Marc Bekoff. The idea of rewilding as a means of conservation has become more popular in recent years, and this book is a good introduction into the concepts and work being done. If nothing . . . → Read More: Rewilding Our Hearts, by Marc Bekoff

The Pagan Slur: Do We Hurt the Environmental Movement by Association?

By John Halstead

“Environmentalism is a form of pagan fundamentalism. These green wackos are fanatics like al-Quaida. Just like them.” – G. Gordon Liddy

What’s in a name? This past weekend, my father asked me why Christians don’t like Pagans. I think this may have been the first time he has ever asked my anything . . . → Read More: The Pagan Slur: Do We Hurt the Environmental Movement by Association?

Connecting with Nature

By John Halstead

[Snip] In his essay, “Eskimo Science”, Richard Nelson writes:

“Probably no society has been so deeply alienated as ours from the community of nature, has view the natural world from a greater distance of mind, has lapsed into a murkier comprehension of its connections with the sustaining environment. Because of this, we . . . → Read More: Connecting with Nature

Deep Ecology: Pantheism

By John Halstead

[Snip] Pantheism means “All (pan-) is God (theos)”. Pantheism is the belief that God/dess is not remote or separate from nature, but immanent within it. According to David Waldron, pantheism, the perception of divinity as manifest in the physical world, is the quintessential component of Neo-Pagan identity.

Pantheism may be understood in . . . → Read More: Deep Ecology: Pantheism

Nature Religion: Reuniting Religion and Nature

By John Halstead

[Snip] What is a Nature Religion?

The terms “nature religion”, “earth religion” and “earth-centered religions” are used more or less interchangeably to refer to those religions which are defined primarily by their relationship to the natural environment. Not all forms of Paganism are nature religions. The category of nature religions includes many . . . → Read More: Nature Religion: Reuniting Religion and Nature

Ecotheology: Reuniting God and Nature

By John Halstead

[Snip] In 1967, Lynn White published an article in the periodical Science entitled “The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis”. The article examined the influence of Christianity on humankind’s relationship with nature. White believed that the environmental decline was, at its root, a religious problem, specifically a Christian problem. White marked the . . . → Read More: Ecotheology: Reuniting God and Nature