Tag: polytheism

Hidden Assumptions: Feser and Polytheism

I had planned on continuing a philosophical look into reincarnation for this month’s blog post. However, philosopher Edward Feser took the time to engage a question of mine, and I believe that by responding, it may be possible for a polytheist-monotheist dialogue to open up. […]

Blessing Your Dead – Building Bridges

During this Samhain season I’ve decided to do some work to aid my ancestors and help to connect them to the blessings of the Gods that I honor and that are close to me. I invite you to join in this experiment.

A Response to Edward Feser

I first met Proclus through the writings of Edward Butler. I still remember reading Edward’s Polytheism and Individuality in the Henadic Manifold for the first time. He says “In his Platonic Theology, Proclus states that ‘all that have ever touched upon theology have called things […]

On The Disenchantment of the World

We touched on something in the last post that may as well be called the convertibility thesis. This thesis holds that individuality and ineffability are convertible with one another, so that both just refer to the same thing in different ways. To return to our […]

Post Heathenry and the Children of Yggdrasil

Heathenry is a hostile climate for many and I’m dubious about that ever changing; it’s good to create new spaces and models within which to grow new structures.  If Heathenry becomes more accepting of the marginalized and the mystic then we won’t have lost anything from doing so, and if it doesn’t then we will have done the work already.

The Gods Don’t Need Your Damn Religion

Sometimes, even often, modern people discover that the ancient patterns of those relationships are not working for them, and indeed not what the Gods are asking for.  When the mindset discourages people from listening to their lived experiences with the Powers, they either work to ignore their experiences (which means on a certain level ignoring those beings) or they leave the oppressive structure that does not allow for what their Gods and spirits want.

Stay In Your Own Lane Monotheism by Steven

The condition in which we leave polytheism is the condition in which the next generation will find it. By comparison to the responsibilities and opportunities that we have to and with our traditions, answering objections to polytheism may not seem all that important. But, it is.

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 […]

New Stories of the Gods by Laine Mardollsdottir

We need new stories about the Gods. They are already being told.  Take for instance, Freyja and chocolate. There are few who worship Freyja who won’t say that chocolate would be a fine offering for Her.

Why New Gods by Aine Llewellyn

The Laetha met me when I was seventeen, in my bedroom at my father’s house. He didn’t physically appear. His presence filled the room.