Why the Doomsters are Completely Wrong

My friend John Halstead has published Die Early and Often: Being Attis in the  Anthropocene, recently reprinted in Medium. In it, he argues that the job of humanity now is to die gracefully: to accept that extinction is coming and work to leave a legacy that supports the Earth's further evolution and biodiversity, and the …

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Love in the Time of the Coronavirus

Hello, Atheopagans. By now, everyone knows about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. It's spreading rapidly and it has killed more than 3,800 people worldwide as of this writing. It appears to have a mortality rate in excess of 2%. To put that in context, the 1918 "Spanish" (it wasn't) flu pandemic had a mortality rate of …

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The Point of Friction

Once upon a time in the mid-80s, few of the Pagans I knew ever even talked about what they believed. We just did rituals together and enjoyed one another's company. Sure, there were shout-outs to various gods and goddesses in most of the rituals, but those were easily understood as metaphorical (as I did). When …

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Talking to Kids about the Cycle of Seasons

A guest post by Editor B. This past equinox marks the seventh year running that I've come in to my daughter's school to talk to her class about the cycle of seasons. I started in 2012, when my daughter was in Pre-K. She and most of her classmates were four years old then. I've come …

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What If We Are Screwed?

John Halstead very eloquently and thoroughly puts the question to us in his post “'Everything is Going According to Plan'”: Being an Activist in the Anthropocene". Take time to read the whole thing. It's well worth it. So really: what if it's simply too late for any kind of peaceful transition to a sustainable post-disastrous civilization, and …

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