It’s been a few shitty-ass mental health months for me, but I’m trying to stay engaged. I’ve been reading some essays on aesthetics and philosophy (the former I would heartily encourage any sufficiently serious polytheist artist to have at least a basic understanding of in how it pertains to their tradition), and I’m getting pretty … More More On ‘Things I Like’, Art Edition
I don’t really know what else to call it, but this is something I’ve identified among the strongly secular agnostic/atheist/humanist demographic in our western world, and it enjoys quite a vast reign among us contemporary pagans as well; even those who purport to possess and follow a less individualist historical cosmology. The cosmology of “things … More The Cosmology of ‘Things I Like’
When it comes to protesting development over sacred sites, the wider Pagan community (online as it is) tends to be relatively vociferous. With the Dakota Access Pipeline and the conflict which erupted at Standing Rock over that situation, writers of Paganism unleashed a flurry of information, coordination, and protests. A search of the “Dakota Access […] … More Indifference of Convenience? Pagan Community Silence on Mauna Kea — Of Axe and Plough
Worship is not reverence. Autonomy is not dignity. Epiphany is not gnosis. Distraction is not respite. Morals are not ethics. Better is not good. More is not growth. Gifts are not blessings. Pain is not suffering. Logic is not reason. Learning is not work. Symbol is not allegory.
I go on Reddit sometimes – everybody makes mistakes, though a few subs have become my go-to’s for good interior design tips and asking mechanical questions about my Jeep, though not all in the same place lol – and due to the nature of social media and anonymous internet interaction, purposes cross, people talk over … More What Is The Real World
I think the worst thing monotheism did was introduce the concept of absolute transcendence to the human mind. The idea that something, anything, can exist in complete and total isolation from everything else. That this something needs no ecosystem to move through, no others to be in relationship with, no sustenance to survive. This idea … More Elegance and the Damage Done
I’ve never been big on working with the human dead, whether blood ancestors or otherwise, and so far the only person who seems like a probable exception to this is JRR Tolkien. I’ve been moved by the spirit of this man and the spirit of his works for more than 15 years, and I think … More Feast Week