Naturalistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: January 2017

[Dead Ideas] “Geis V: Women and Magic: An Interview with Gillian Kenny”, by B. T. Newberg

Expert on women, sex, and magic Gillian Kenny gives a quirky and fun interview on the position of the fairer sex in medieval Ireland and their relation to geassa in the literature. You can also see me draw Gillian’s portrait on our new Dead Ideas youtube channel!

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Revolutionary Ideas for Imbolc, by Renee Lehnen

Like simplicity and socialism, Paganism, Naturalism, and Humanism, are also very old, very good ideas. They offer us spiritual sustenance and inspire courage to try old and new ideas as we dig ourselves out of a planet-sized pile of our own night soil. I think afternoon skaters and readers of Humanistic Paganism know that already. Have a blessed Imbolc!

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[Dead Ideas] “Geis IV: Nede the Satire-poet, and the Death of Connla”, by B. T. Newberg

More stories! We were having so much fun, we just kept recording. First is the tale of a satire-poet called Nede, followed by the saga of a young warrior named Connla who meets his grisly demise at the hands of his own father. Both these stores involve – you guessed it! – a geis. Don’t forget to support the show and get your perks at!

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The night has advanced. The stars are more brilliant than ever.

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[Dead Ideas] “Geis III: The Love Story of Diarmuid and Grainne”, by B. T. Newberg

It’s story time! Andre promised to tell us a hell of a yarn, and he delivers. This is the medieval Irish story of Diarmuid and Grainne, a romantic (?) tale of two lovers and a geis gone wrong (or right? – you decide).

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