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UPDATE below. The strutting masculinity, steely eyed attention to a brutal reality, and courage under fire that the Republicans and culture warriors in general like to project is showing itself as the posturing of craven bullies.  As it has always […]

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Silk” soy products has just been exposed for utterly unethical behavior in the organic food market.  For its parent company, corporate giant Dean Foods, this is not the first time.

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Kenneth Davis who blogs over at Huffington Post has a great entry on the Pagan history of Mistletoe as a blessing hung over doorways.  One dimension of the story is Anglo, the other Saxon, and both are worth knowing.  

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Catholic Ross Douthat is bothered – more than bothered – by Avatar’s pantheism. If one were looking at an attack on Pagan sensibilities, Douthat’s column would be a good place to start.  Beliefnet’s own Rod Dreher of “Crunchy Con” fame […]

Last night I saw Avatar.  Go see it! It is a wonderful and very Pagan movie. As I understand it the movie’s basic messages are that completeness is achieved in connection with others, that harmony is the basic value and […]

I have been so focused on my own work that I failed to pay any attention to the Pagans presence at the Parliament of the World Religions, held in Melbourne, Australia.  My bad.  One of the best pieces of news from […]

I had come across so many right wing and Christian attacks on James Cameron’s Avatar that I made up my mind definitely to see it, and to write on it after doing so.  But I haven’t seen it yet.  The […]

Unbelieveable. Fortunately neither they nor their deity are very good at it. UPDATE Well, looks like their attempt at Black Magick may have backfired.  😉

Last night we celebrated the Winter Solstice in Berkeley.  Old friends and newer gathered together to invoke, dance, sing, and burn the boughs of last year’s celebrations in a brilliant conflagration.  I hope the Yule Fire’s enthusiastic flames will prove […]

An exciting discovery has taken place at the Sandia National Labs in New Mexico.  A way has been found, using solar energy, to turn CO2 into fuel.  It will not be on the market soon as greater efficiency is needed. […]

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