Friday Foraging 9

After a bit of a mental-health break, Friday Foraging is back, so let's get into it. Mark Green at Atheopaganism reposted an old blogpost in a recent Facebook discussion where I asked what the point of doing ritual and Pagan practice is when the world is in such a state. Mark's post, Living in Dark... Continue Reading →

Samhain: We mourn, and we rise

A tweet I saw yesterday asked if, with the world being as terrifying as it is, we need a holiday this year designated to be scary. It's an idea I sympathise with. The world is indeed scary right now, and the combination of fear, grief and overwhelming despair has left me pretty much paralysed for... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 4

It's Friday, which means another forage through the undergrowth to bring back freshly harvested links of interest, but which I haven't the time to write a full response to. In The Guardian, author Philip Pullman has an amazing piece on The Limits of Reason and why we believe in magic. It's a long read, but... Continue Reading →

The Earth is Still the Earth

"The world is on fire, and you are here to stay and burn with me" - Ghost, Deus In Absentia. You can't fail to notice the devastating effects of climate change are here. Extreme weather, floods, wildfires, droughts. The world, it seems, is not the same as the world we knew. It seems likely that... Continue Reading →

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