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Dissertating!

So much for the grand “live-blog my quals” plan. I passed my exams in May and took the summer mostly off. I read a few things, enough to explode my original dissertation plan, but not with any particular strategy. But … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

Every year at Samhain my CUUPs group puts on the same ritual. The words and individual details might shift year to year, but overall it’s quite a bit less variable compared to the rest of the year. One of the … Continue reading

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Scratching at Wounds

Recently a friend posted this article on Facebook and asked for responses. If you don’t want to go read it, it’s called “Should the Catholic Church Acknowledge the Destruction of Classical Pagan Culture” and the byline reads “Debra Macleod, Relationship Author-Expert & … Continue reading

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Turtles All The Way Down

When you ask Pagans where their theology comes from, you get a million answers. You hear names like Starhawk, Z Budapest, Carol Christ, RJ Stewart, and Scott Cunningham. You hear stories about secrets passed on from mothers, or revelations in … Continue reading

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Sunday Session Two

Kat Robb “Facing the Dark: Pagans and Terminal Illness” There are very few resources for Pagans dealing with terminal illness. Robb conducted a survey asking Pagans who deal with terminal or chronic disease how it affects their lives. She got … Continue reading

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Sunday Session One

Kimberly Kirner “Environmental Paganisms: Affect and Action in Right Relationship to the Earth” This is jumping off of research that Kirner has been doing for some time. She presented some initial findings at last year’s conference and more complete analysis … Continue reading

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Saturday Sessions Three and Four

A. Andersdottir “Paganism in Numbers: How Numerical Systems Influence Spiritual Concepts and Shape Spiritual Culture” Systems of accounting and other numerical systems influence interpretations of the world and events, performance of spirituality, etc. An example from wider culture is fear of … Continue reading

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