During a prior post, I said that I was going to at least attempt to create local community over the next two years. The online world is great, but if we're going to have temples and community centers by the time I'm 70, we'll need to get off of the Internet. So. I was actually … Continue reading Are you in Connecticut?
I thought hard this morning about what my response has been to prior natural disasters, so I went back to the Old KALLISTI to see what I said there. The words I wrote in 2010 — so long ago now — don't completely match my current worldview. For Pagan Values Month (June 2010), I wrote … Continue reading The Natural World, the Gods, and Ethics
This week, two things have happened in my life. One of these is highly topical and has to do with syncretic religious expressions; the other is a realization that I came to — and confirmed via divination — about things I have been mulling over regarding religious and philosophical communities for a few years at … Continue reading Skipping Along
I was on Tumblr this morning and found an interesting thread about casual religionists. The original post seemed to be using casual as a synonym for atheistic or noncommittal polytheism in its first paragraph, but it's possible that I misunderstood the person writing it. The term I use for atheists engaging in religious practice is culturally … Continue reading Casual Devotion and Inexact Terminology
You might know that I'm on Twitter, but there are a few things that I have microblogged there recently that I would like to highlight. The first is the poem I wrote early in the current Presidential administration and that I repost on occasion: Spring is a time when buds bloom, leaves fan out like … Continue reading Some Links to Twitter and a Hymn Paraphrase to Hermes
So, last week, I gave a service at my local Unitarian Universalist Society about Athene, in honor of the beginning of the new calendar, the democratic process, and many other things I hold dear. To prepare for that service, I read the Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World volume on Athene (well, actually, about half … Continue reading To Athene, In Apology
Friendship is very important — and by this I don't mean casual friendships of affinity. Friendship has changed a lot since antiquity. I came across a book review (for something I haven't read). The review made me look at some web clippings I've made across the years, in addition to some old KALLISTI posts and … Continue reading Friendship: Magic? Yesssss.