Embodied Polytheism by Lon Sarver

Our teaching circle was working together on a garden one day, and there was much complaining about the smell of the compost we were turning into the soil. I quipped, “That’s the fecundity of the Earth that you’ve been worshiping.” Folks did not appreciate the spiritual lesson. To be fair, it was a hot Midwestern summer, and folks were more focused on sweat and smelly vegetable rot than they were on the spirituality of it all.