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Blight, Fires, and Balor

As I write, fires rage out of control in Northern California not far from my former home. In the San Francisco Bay Area people wear masks because of the smoke, and air quality is more like what is common in Beijing and Delhi. Over the […]

Reading Harvey’s Dark Ecology

  What can being a pagan mean if isn’t valuing the earth, the ecological, the life world as valuable, sacred, worth fighting over? For me the word is valueless as an identifier without that basic foundation. Pagans may be polytheists, pantheists, animists, even non-theistic but […]

Thinking on Boann

  The rivers, the streams, the creeks, the rills, and brooks ultimately flow from the well at the center of the world, known as the Well of Segais in Irish myth. The flow of Boann, the milk of the cow goddess, she who was dismembered […]

Slipping Out Into the Mythic

You take off your armor, you run in the forest, or drop naked into the sea, letting go of your rational self, even if for minutes only. You had discoveries while out there, senses you didn’t know you had, or impossible communications. Or maybe it’s […]

Haplogroup Identities and Pagans by finnchuill

This month I’m taking a different track, especially in light of recent murders in Oregon and evidence of pagan/heathen gods referenced in hate groups, the AFA using actual Neo-Nazi imagery, and the rising of the alt-right in general (too often showing interest in pagan imagery)*. First […]

The Stream By finnchuill

I’m sitting on a bench, happy that the stream that has been dry lately, except for a few diminishing pools, the last hideout for the frogs, has water again. I met this stream last year, just about a year ago, and since walk along the […]

Werewolves, Gnosis, Decolonization By finnchuill

1692, Jurgensburg, Livonia, the Baltics (present-day Latvia): Thiess, a man in his 80s, has been brought to trial. The old man, brought in on charges of compacting with the devil, freely confesses to being a werewolf. To the astonishment of the inquisitors, Thiess insists that […]