I have been bingeing the TV series The Exorcist recently, and in the second season, I suddenly realized that there was a lot going on regarding the nature of ego in the younger priest, Father Thomas. At the end of season 1, he had succeeded in doing something that had previously been though impossible. Because ofContinue reading On the nature of ego
Some people will think me a bad person and sympathizing with the terrorists, but I think that we need to let the 9/11 trauma go. We need to let the wounds heal, and we need to grow past it. Yes, it was a tragedy. Yes, it was an outrage. Yes, it was a black eyeContinue reading My Generation's Day of Infamy
This evening, Galina posted another discourse that gave me some think thinks. Check her post (Chosen by the Gods) out for the background to this one. The post that I’m referring to here was elicited by an argument (her words) that she has with a colleague about why some people hear the Gods’ call moreContinue reading "Chosen by the Gods" A response
I just read one of the longest blog posts of my life, over at Gangleri’s Grove: Devotion or “Psychotic Superstition” I respect Galina, but don’t always agree (or even understand) her mindset. To me, she’s something of a hardline Heathen, a steadfast polytheist who has strong (VERY strong!) opinions about the current state of theContinue reading Trying to shake my own box.
Kristen is so awesome. She finds the most interesting things for me to read then sends them to me. Case in point: Today she sent me a link to “These aren’t the gods you’re looking for” by John Halsted, who writes The Allergic Pagan over on Patheos. This is a slightly older post, having beenContinue reading Shaking other peoples' boxes
TL;DR American society has lot touch with the Divine as a whole, not just the Pagan community. But I think it is making a come-back. The other day, Galina Krasskova made a post entitled “a few thoughts” on her blog, where she commented on the difference between the level of devotion and piety between whereContinue reading Thoughts on thoughts
… can turn into a dream forgotten. Years ago, I set aside a dream that I had. Last night, I came across Cherry Hill Seminary after many years and remembered that dream. Now to convince both Kristen and myself that earning a MDiv in either chaplaincy or pastoral counseling wouldn’t be a foolish waste… IfContinue reading A dream deferred…
This is mostly for myself, but also to my partner in crime. Remember, I’m not part of the same club you three are. I’m not getting the same info flow that you guys are, and am, in a manner of speaking, left in the dark. I’m not complaining. So far, I’m being mostly included, atContinue reading Just remember… I'm not part of that club, ok?
A friend of mine turned me on to a book yesterday, and I have no shame in admitting that I devoured it in two sittings. The book in question is “The Art of Asking” by Amanda Palmer. It was a moving book (can’t really call it a novel, since it’s autobiographical, but it’s not aContinue reading "Always take the donuts"