We are doomed to walk the path of the Dying God. We must do so not in the hope of survival or salvation. Our job is not to survive … or even to birth a new world. Our job is to die … to die well, to die-with, to die early and often, to die in such a way that the “ash heap of history” might become the compost pile of the Goddess.
Today, we continue our late spring theme, Practice, with Ken Apple, who shares his practice of looking for signs of the “Unseen World” of animals moving through our own. I posted a picture of a rough skinned newt on Facebook….
Today we continue our late-winter theme of “Order and Structure” with Rhys Chisnall’s exploration of the role of theistic language in non-theistic Paganism. This post is also the first article of our new column, De Natura Deorum, where we explore the beliefs of…
Category: atheism, De Natura Deorum, Order and Structure, Rhys Chisnall
Tags: belief, Craft, death, gods, hard polytheism, Lady, life, literal, Lord, metaphors, nature, symbols, Wicca
Gnothi seauton is an important pillar of my sense of spirituality. Gnothi seauton calls me to accept reality, not as I wish it to be, but as it really is. It reminds me that my understanding of reality will always be imperfect and incomplete. Yet gnothi seauton challenges me to strive to know and understand to my fullest ability.
Category: Death and Life, Maggie Jay Lee, Musings of a Pagan Mythicist
Tags: death, fate, gods, Greeks, humility, nature, reverence, self-knowledge, spirituality
What if we are like the stars? What if the energy we emit remains in the universe after we are gone, traveling far beyond the spheres we knew, continuing to provide warmth and light?