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Rewilding, Eco-feminism, and the Reclaimation of Magic

By Danielle Prohom Olson

Okay so lets start by going back to the very beginning – women and wild food. Because once upon a time all food was wild – and it was the women who gathered it. But what we’ve forgotten today was that no aspect of food, from harvest to preparation to consumption, . . . → Read More: Rewilding, Eco-feminism, and the Reclaimation of Magic

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

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

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

Rituals and the Other Side of the Magic

By Manny Tejeda-Moreno

Baseball third baseman and hall-of-famer Wade Boggs, who played for the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Devil Rays was well-known for his rituals. Though not Jewish, he always drew the Hebrew symbol Chai, meaning “living,” in the dirt of the batter’s box before he went to bat. Wade . . . → Read More: Rituals and the Other Side of the Magic

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

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

Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll

Reviewed by Trevor Pyne

[Snip] Rock and roll derives from that modern subset of music that was born from African-American slave beginnings, merging gradually with mainstream popular music via vaudeville then going on to shape the dominant genres of music consumed by the majority of the listening public. Therefore jazz, coupled with the timely invention . . . → Read More: Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll

Can You Really Keep Your Religion Out of Your Politics?

By Brennos

Doing any sort of activism work will inevitably lead to some criticism by members of your community, at least it will if you are doing it right. Demanding relevant change in the world makes people who are complacently comfortable in their lives, positions, and viewpoints profoundly uncomfortable. This comfortable complacency is often one . . . → Read More: Can You Really Keep Your Religion Out of Your Politics?

Economics Is More Philosophy than Maths

By Nimue Brown

[Snip] The mistake we are encouraged to make, is to believe that our current economic system isn’t theory, but truth. That it is a science based on numbers, and therefore beyond question, is an understanding that serves to keep the current approach in place. The numbers follow the philosophy, not the other . . . → Read More: Economics Is More Philosophy than Maths