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September 2010 Archives

Sauron at the Air Force Academy

posted by Gus diZerega

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, made of up Americans who take the Constitution seriously, is blowing the whistle on the  Sauronic imbeciles masquerading as “christians” who still wield distressing power at the US Air Force Academy.  This kind of ‘religion’ […]

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Theurgicon and Pagan Neoplatonism II.

posted by Gus diZerega

Brandy Williams  was Theurgicon’s second presenter.  She focused on the second set of texts most associated with this branch of Neoplatonism, the Chaldean Oracles. They were the final part of the Hermetic tradition to develop, during the 2nd and 3rd centuries […]

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Theurgicon and Pagan Neoplatonism I.

posted by Gus diZerega

I took a day off from the chaos of beginning my move when Theurgicon convened in Berkeley Saturday, August 21.  The disruption of the move plus the wanting to do justice to the richness of the presentations has kept me from […]

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Modern Paganism, Tradition, Secrecy and the Net

posted by Gus diZerega

Don Frew has just sent me another contribution to this blog.  I am happy about this for two reasons.  First is that Don is one of the most knowledgeable people I know about the Craft and its history.  I have […]

Blessed Mabon: Celebrating the Fall Equinox

posted by Gus diZerega

To me the Equinoxes Ostara and Mabon are particularly Pagan in their symbolism even though they have long been the least commonly celebrated of our contemporary sacred days.  Solstices were far easier to calculate and symbolized the great dualities of […]

Class War in America

posted by Gus diZerega

Three (now four) recent posts on the web have brought home the truth of the class war being waged in this country – by the corporate and financial aristocracy of privileged chislers against everyone else – with a cheering section […]

Of Abductions, Satan, UFOs, and Masons

posted by Gus diZerega

Almost every week I drive to the Bay Area to do some healing work where mainstream medicine has proven unsuccessful.  Afterwards I often join my friend and noted Wiccan Don Frew for dinner, The Daily Show, and stimulating conversation.  One […]

Speculations on Christine O’Donnell and Witchcraft

posted by Gus diZerega

Christine O’Donnnell, the “Christian” right’s candidate for US Senator from Delaware reports she dated a witch and  did so  “on a Satanic altar.”  Very interesting at many levels beyond the likely possibility  that she made it up or embellished it […]

Open Thread

posted by Gus diZerega

I haven’t offered one of these in a while, and things are still in a bit of turmoil around here – so anyone wanting to introduce a topic, introduce away!

Cultivating Spirit of Place

posted by Gus diZerega

Getting settled into my new place has really disrupted my writing for now.  But the vegetable and flower gardens have given me a chance to reconnect viscerally with the earth, an opportunity that has been very rare for the past […]

Sometimes the Good Guys Win

posted by Gus diZerega

Yes indeed they sometimes do. And it’s a good example of the power of interfaith work.

9-11 Anniversary: a day of remembrance, a day of shame

posted by Gus diZerega

I will always remember my shocked amazement as I stood in the office of the Politics Department at Whitman College, watching as television news repeated over and over the image of the first World Trade Center tower in flames after […]

Celia Farran, Helping Repair the Wall

posted by Gus diZerega

Celia Farran, the wonderful Pagan song writer and singer, gave a house concert here as a small part of her West Coast tour.  I had first heard her sing on the wonderful “Symbol“ video and then played a role in helping her […]

Koran Burning and the Logic of Empire

posted by Gus diZerega

General Petraeus has warned that if Korans are burned by Sauronic bigots our troops will be in greater danger.  This has ignited a fascinating debate over at Huffingtonpost as to whether these imbeciles have the right to burn the book. […]

Thoughts about the real reasons for opposition to Social security

posted by Gus diZerega

I have long been wondering why such deep antagonism against Social Security exists among so many prominent people in this country.  Under George Bush while Medicare suffered very genuine financial perils Republican politicians and conservative leaders never mentioned its problems […]

Texting, Cell Phones, and Spirit

posted by Gus diZerega

David Spangler was one of the early leaders at Findhorn, and has since  worked in his own way in a broad spiritual approach  that I often find attractive: a mystical approach that honors and loves the world of manifestation rather […]

The Future of Paganism

posted by Gus diZerega

During the tumult of my move, now finally subsiding, a piece I wrote on the future of Paganism appeared on the Patheo site.  It has a number of very though provoking pieces on this subject by prominant members of our […]

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Instructive examples on why interfaith work is a good idea
I deeply believe the problems in our country are more of the heart than of the head. Here are some youtubes courtesy of John Morehead of the Evangelical Chapter of the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy on Facebook. They speak more eloquently ...

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The controversy over Pink Slime - and what it means.
The controversy over pink slime is helping educate Americans to the fact that corporations are as beneficial to agriculture as they are to politics. Tom Laskawy put it pithily: “What pink slime represents is an open admission by the food ...

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How the "war on religion' backfired into a war on women
Here  is a really good article by Tina DuPuy on how the Republicans got themselves into such a mess with America's more intelligent women.  Left undiscussed is how the extreme pathological masculinity of both their deity and their leaders made ...

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