Showing posts from 2019

Sex, Gender, and Deities

Do deities have gender? What about sexual characteristics? As non-physical (and some might say, metaphorical) beings, they can manifest in whatever form they want. Continue reading →

On Building in Wood

Building dwellings out of wood is a great thing to do. We currently live in a house whose core is an old log cabin, and it is pretty darn snug in the winter. My previous house was built out of stone, with walls a foot thick, and it could be quite cold and damp. So why do cultures that build their dwellings out of wood get dismissed and belittled for it? Continue reading  →

Transgender Day of Visibility

Happy Transgender Day of Visibility to all transgender, nonbinary, genderfluid, and genderqueer people. Art print of the trans pride flag by sadiesavesit on Redbubble Continue reading  →

The quest for the authentic Self

Many Pagans are on a quest for the authentic Self. This is often visualized as something we already possess; we just have to clear away the accretions caused by so-called civilization. In this model, the true Self can be found by getting in touch with Nature. Continue reading →

The Deep Blue Sea

I see oppressive systems as being like water pressure in the ocean. The deeper you go in the ocean, the greater the pressure. Continue reading →

Bath Time Witchcraft

Witchcraft tip of the day. To sensitize your hands to be able to feel auras, next time you’re in the bath with some bubble bath, grab a handful of bubbles and hold your hands parallel to each other with the bubbles between your hands. Then bring your hands slowly together and note the subtle increase in pressure of the bubbles on your skin. Do this more than once (it’s fun!) Continue reading →

What makes you a priest/ess?

Michael asked, Am I a real priest? Short answer, if you feel a calling to be one, then you probably are one, even if you’re on the beginner slopes. My working definition of a priest or priestess is a person who can facilitate contact between the other-than-human and the human, and/or who can create meaning, community, and a sense of connectedness for others. Note that this definition includes atheists and animists. Continue reading →

Can belief in deities be compatible with science?

Some have argued that any form of theism is incompatible with science. Which is odd when so many scientists are theistic in some form or other. Continue reading →