The disenchantment of the world happened, not when we stopped seeing gods and spirits in nature, but when we stopped seeing our essential connection to nature. Personifying rivers and trees with dryads is not going to accomplish this. Rather, we need to realize our essential oneness, the manifold ways in which we are connected to the rivers and the trees–whether or not we find gods in them.
Category: John Halstead, Latest Posts, naturalistic pagan
Tags: atomism, enchantment, gods, interconnected, literal, literal gods, positvism, reenchantment, science, theology
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