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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.

❝Gods and Goddesses of myth…❞

The Gods and Goddesses of myth, legend and fairy tale represent archetypes, real potencies and potentialities deep within the psyche, which, when allowed to flower permit us to be more fully human.
— Margot Adler

NeoNote — Where do pagans fit in?





❝Dianna and Actaeon❞

This is one of Titan's more famous works.

We've definitely moved into the Rubenesque Renaissance. No near waifs here.

What's most interesting about this piece is how it lowers Diana to not only mortal, but to the sensibilities of the time. There is no way that a Lady God would be embarrassed if caught nude. Gods make other humans embarrassed, not the other way around. Nude women bathers were a common motif. I suspect it had something to do with the real ladies being covered up most of the time. Note also that the one servant on the right isn't treated as a "real" woman, she isn't sexualized. That was also fairly common.

I’m a naturist in both senses of the word. Life doesn’t always need clothes. I admire the human body. I hope you can too.


❝We Are as Gods and Might as Well Get Good at It❞

Thinking by blogging

We've gotten so used to hiding ourselves that the default assumption is that the only reason you see someone nude is because you are about to get it on. It's not true.


The Gods Do Not Vote

The Gods Do Not Vote, So Why Are You Asking Them?

Meanwhile, I see some Pagans convinced that they know how the gods vote — or would vote, if they could produce a photo ID at the polling place.

Are these the same Pagans who sneer at that subset of evangelical Christians who apparently think that Jesus is a Republican?

If you are really a polytheist, then you must accept that the gods do not vote. Their values are not always aligned with our day-to-day political values. Really, what does Aphrodite care about Colorado’s proposal to change the redistricting process or about who wins the race for Pueblo County coroner? Should I consult Hekate about my congressional candidates?
Chas S. Clifton

Empty places

May the Gods always stand between you and harm in all the empty places you must walk.
— anonymous Wiccan prayer

Take care of each other

As a rough definition, measurable intelligence is the practical knowledge and skills necessary for a given set of problem solving.


I agree entirely with this one

This is a page from the third version of Technopagan Yearnings. There are some formatting differences. Originally published at www.neowayland.com/C1982366546/E20070503172653

Wise words from a Pagan musician

We've no problem with Christians, Muslims or any other religious people provided they don't try to force their views on everyone else in the world.  We just think there are a lot more gods than just one...
     — Joe Hennon in an interview with Expatica Belgium

Hat tip Wild Hunt Blog
Cross posted to both Technopagan Yearnings & Pagan•Vigil

Posted: Thu - May 3, 2007 at 05:26 PM


“Speak To The Sky” (pagan version)

I'm going to have to take some time.


Full-blown plan

Okay, that was embarrassing.


Surrealistic touch

From the file name, I think this is God and Goddess, a surrealistic psychedelic drawing by Darkmoondollie. And yes, that is their spelling of psychedelic.

I love how this piece implies wood and motion in the union of Male and Female. Too many times we forget that magick is about movement and the union of elements. The artist has a fine eye and a really nice touch.



We are not on this planet to ask forgiveness of our deities.
— Scott Cunningham

Penetration into the darkness

As a rule, absolutes don't.

❝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.

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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