MGW and Amor Fati

Well, I'm late to the game, but it doesn't feel right to post anything to the blog without first talking a little bit about my experiences at Many Gods West. I had a good time, and Olympia is definitely one of my favorite cities in Cascadia now. I really want to go back and stay … Continue reading MGW and Amor Fati

Polytheism and the Secular Salvation Doctrine

If political orientations look more like a torus than a spectrum, then I'm directly across the doughnut hole from centrism, and a touch to the left. But I don't call myself a leftist anymore - nor "progressive" or "liberal" - and here's why. In  his book After Progress, John Michael Greer outlines a position that I … Continue reading Polytheism and the Secular Salvation Doctrine

Reshare: “Saving the world” as the highest form of domestication

“Each Apache decides for himself whether or not he fights. We are a free people. We do not force men to fight as the Mexicans do. Forced military service produces slaves,  not warriors.” -“Grandfather”, quoted in, In the Days of Victorio: Recollections of a Warm Springs Apache, by Eve Ball and James Kaywaykla The context … Continue reading Reshare: “Saving the world” as the highest form of domestication