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Wisdom from Robinson Jeffers

posted by Gus diZerega

At this time when the worst side of many Americans is proudly exposed to view by people too morally lost, and too besotted with self-righteousness to realize what they are doing, it is good to reflect on a beautiful poem […]

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A Lovely Imbolc Video

posted by Gus diZerega

It’s wonderful and magickal.  Debbieseakay created it and she takes beautiful pictures as well.   I am grateful to Anne Laurie over at Balloon juice for finding it.

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Alex Mar’s “American Mystic” – a beautiful film

posted by Gus diZerega

Alex Mar has produced American Mystic,  a beautiful and most unusual film, one I hope receives many viewers, for many will be the better off for having seen it. In her film Mar describes the lives of spiritually committed people […]

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Winter Solstice Cards

posted by Gus diZerega

I went searching for some Solstice cards to send out for Yule.  To my surprise no local stores seemed to have any, so I searched around on the net.  I found some really beautiful ones at Lytha Studios.   Perhaps […]

Celia Performances

posted by Gus diZerega

UPDATE Celia Farran ,  a Pagan singer who I have raved about before on this blog will be doing two performances this December in the Bay Area.  I don’t have the time to say a lot right now as I […]

Agora: a movie to see and ponder

posted by Gus diZerega

I just saw the movie Agora, and I believe every Pagan would be well advised to see this account of the life and death of Hypatia.  She was the greatest of Classical women philosophers, and apparently a great philosopher by any […]

Saviour

posted by Gus diZerega

This elegy and poem about what has happened in the Gulf was contributed by Thermal, a local member of the Northern California Pagan community whom some of you might remember from his past comments. It speaks for itself.

Mt. Tamalpais, Two Poems, and National Poetry Month

posted by Gus diZerega

This is National Poetry Month, and as spring caresses the hills of northern California, one of the most magickal places in the San Francisco Bar Area, Mt. Tamalpais, is rising serenely above the hustle and bustle below, the good and the bad, […]

Imbolc Poem II: A Different Heaven

posted by Gus diZerega

Another that speaks for itself, and more. A Different Heaven Who will remember the truth, behind the way morning glories devour fences and telephone poles, is life hunger and the way it feels to stretch out delicate green tendrils and […]

Drew Dellinger’s Poem on Thomas Berry

posted by Gus diZerega

Given the negativity that so easily can come to seem the defining feature of this society, it’s good to be reminded of why so many of us push back against the forces of dark ignorance.  Drew Dellinger’s poem is a […]

For Pagan Bookworms!

posted by Gus diZerega

For Pagan bookworms, if you do not have Sabina Magliocco’s Neo-Pagan Sacred Art & Altars: Making Things Whole, it is now available at a super sale  by her publisher, the University of Mississippi Press.  Normally $50, it is now $15 […]

A Pagan Poem: Catechism for a Witch’s Child

posted by Gus diZerega

Years ago I came across the following poem, by J. L. Stanley.  I no longer remember quite how I came across it, but have always been grateful I did.  I want to share it now.. When they ask to see […]

In Praise of Nature Poetry

posted by Gus diZerega

Nature poetry is important in helping us reconnect with the living earth, an experience even some Pagans have not personally experienced (yet). National Poetry Month is a fine time to reflect on this, and share some poems.   Our society […]

My Favorite Poem

posted by Gus diZerega

It is National Poetry Month and some have suggested I offer my favorite poem on this blog.  I have a small number of favorite poems, and a strong preference for a particular type of poem, ones that meld us with […]

Thoughts on Visiting the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

posted by Gus diZerega

 Yesterday I went again to the wonderful Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, long the largest cathedral in the world, and still number three, after St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s.  When it was built, all of an admittedly smaller Florence […]

Meditations on Florence, Italy

posted by Gus diZerega

 I am staying in an old monastery just below the hill town of Fiesole, a longish walk up the hill from Florence, Italy. Luxurious by the standards of those who long lived here, my small room has a single bed […]

The Descent of Inanna

posted by Gus diZerega

One of the oldest extant Pagan myths is that of the Goddess Inanna’s descent into the Underworld, where She encounters Her sister, Ereshkigal. It has long been a favorite of many within the Pagan community as well as with practitioners […]

DiZerega Graphics sorta returns…

posted by Gus diZerega

Years ago I ran a small company selling my artwork on stationery, envelopes, and note cards, along with occasional prints. It grew until I was marketing in many western national parks and stationery stores. I also sold at art and […]

My Pen and Inks

posted by Gus diZerega

For many years I supported myself as an artist. It’s how I got my Ph.D. without a mountain of debt. Before I turned my site into a blog it had a link to many of my favorite pen and ink […]

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Earth Day and the Sacredness of the Earth
I think Earth Day is a particularly important moment for contemplation and commitment by us Pagans.  Often American Christian critics accuse us of “pantheism,” and in a important respect they are right.  We do find the sacred, most of us, in the earth without reference to any transcendental sp

posted 11:57:03am Apr. 20, 2012 | read full post »

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 than anything I can write that interfaith work is a good

posted 1:08:25pm Apr. 12, 2012 | read full post »

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 industry that it is hard-pressed to produce meat that won’

posted 4:03:07pm Apr. 11, 2012 | read full post »

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 that slip so very easy.

posted 12:12:35pm Apr. 11, 2012 | read full post »

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