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How ‘Star Wars’ Answers Our Biggest Religious Questions

By Joel Hodge

[Snip] Lucas’s stated aim was to create a mythology that could provide moral guidance within the context of a renewed sense of spirituality and transcendence. Lucas was concerned this mythology was lacking both in cinema (following the decline of the Western) and in a post-1960s social context. In a 1999 interview with . . . → Read More: How ‘Star Wars’ Answers Our Biggest Religious Questions

Why Pagan Books Cost So Much (Part 1 of 2)

By Sable Aradia

[Snip] It’s difficult to comprehend why on earth my publisher would be charging $10.54 USD for a bunch of pixels. But honestly it’s not publisher gouging. There’s a reason it all costs that much. I thought maybe if I broke down how it all actually works from the inside people would understand . . . → Read More: Why Pagan Books Cost So Much (Part 1 of 2)

The Bane of Casual Irreverence

By Galina Krasskova

Last night in one of my classes, two students were giving a joint presentation on what they called “the figure known as Asherah, Anat, Ishtar, and Aphrodite.” Obviously right away, a polytheist is going to have trouble with the compression of these Deities into one cross-cultural, trans-national figure. It’s dismissive and disrespectful . . . → Read More: The Bane of Casual Irreverence

Restoring Sovereignty and the Path Forward

By Brennos

The world we have inherited is one where the Sovereignty of the Land has been broken. It’s not a single person’s fault. It’s not a specific generation’s fault. Throughout history, humanity has made a series of choices that have separated us from the spirit of the land, from the Otherworld, from nature itself. . . . → Read More: Restoring Sovereignty and the Path Forward

More on Breaking and the Gods

By Galina Kasskova

The conversation on this topic going on within my previous post has brought up a few more points that I’d really like to address, at least in brief. I don’t think we – any of us—go into this work prepared. This is a huge deficit. It’s this, more than any other factor . . . → Read More: More on Breaking and the Gods

When the Gods Push Too Far…

By Galina Krasskova

Twisted Rope has posted a thoughtful article here. It’s an important topic and one I think should be discussed more often: is it possible for the Gods to go too far and what do you do if this happens to you? In tandem with Twisted Rope’s post going up, someone emailed me . . . → Read More: When the Gods Push Too Far…

Gods: More Like People Than You Think

By Devo

Non-physical relationships can be a real pain to figure out. There aren’t any self-help books on them, and trying to get a communication style that works well can be challenging to say the least. Due to the nature of non-physical relationships, I think it’s common for people to flail and get scared when . . . → Read More: Gods: More Like People Than You Think

Are Coven Organizations Dead?

By Frater Barrabbas Tiresius

I have been a Witch for over 40 years, and I have seen the various traditions of Witchcraft grapple and deal with inter-personal issues occurring within and outside of the group organization called the “coven.” I have been a High Priest for a few covens, an elder, and a member of . . . → Read More: Are Coven Organizations Dead?

Honor and Privilege

“I Don’t Think That Word Means What You Think It Means”

By Christopher Scott Thompson

The topic of “honor” is of interest to some heathens and pagans, especially those who see themselves as being on a “warrior path.” According to the “Heathen Handbook” of the Wodens Folk Kindred:

Honor is the foundation of heathen society. . . . → Read More: Honor and Privilege

Ten Things to Keep in Mind When the Mainstream Press Calls You

A guide for Pagans and other religious-minded folks

By Jason Thomas Pitzl

The press often does a bad job reporting on our faiths and practices. That’s not really a controversial statement, that’s just the way it is. That shouldn’t stop you from talking to the press, but it does mean you should keep some things . . . → Read More: Ten Things to Keep in Mind When the Mainstream Press Calls You