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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.
Chas S. Clifton

Archaeoastronomy

Great link for calculating the times of the sabbats

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The Gods Do Not Vote

“If you are really a polytheist, then you must accept that the gods do not vote.”

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Religion is dangerous

Religion is dangerous. The people in power have always realized this. Either they must tame it — make it all about how King Zork enjoys the Will of Heaven —or keep a heavy, cast iron lid on it.

The trouble with religious people is that they are not always loyal enough — to the king, to the government, to the Party, to the corporation.

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Back to basics

Back to the basics' works if you chose the right basics. (We could debate that.)
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Polyester, Protestant Pagans?

A pagan author and blogger also notices the trendlines

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❝Polytheistic view of life❞

That is the polytheistic view of life. The world is a mess. The world is beautiful. The gods are eternal (or as good as). The gods work at cross-purposes, and sometimes humans are caught between them.

"If you try to change the world in the name of some grand, sweeping, utopian vision, you will just make it worse. The most you can do is to give Achilles and Kevin Houston a good cause.
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Speaking of athamés

Chas S. Clifton, one of my favorite pagan writers, has a piece called The Story of Three Athames.

So I'm pointing it out.

You should go read it now.


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Signs

We pagans have become the worst that we saw in the People of the Book.

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Stranger

When we look at the Tarot for what it apparently is, we look into a mental map of the time when the Italian and French Middle Ages were poised on the cusp of the Renaissance - a time that is actually stranger and intellectually more foreign to us than we tend to think.
— Chas S. Clifton from "The Unexamined Tarot," Gnosis № 18, Winter 1991
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Taproot: Taboo

“Taproots”

Because this post discusses child sexuality, the entry text has been removed from the front page and the category pages. Click the post title above or the link below to load.

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Synchronicity, coincidence, perception, and perspective

A ramble on conversations and shared ideas

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Experience & Art

Paganism should spread through experience and art, not theology. The theology comes later, if it comes.
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Homework assignment

Morality ought to be filed under Philosophy, not Religion.
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Sunfell Tech Mage Rede Nine Words Serve The Tech Mage Best Keep What Works Fix What’s Broke Ditch The Rest

A narrow slice of life, but now and again pondering American neopaganism, modern adult pagans & the World.

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