Nothing to see here

Drama is a savory thing which feeds the human spirit.  That’s evident in the fact that my last post referencing the Wild Hunt received more than 15 times the traffic of anything I write about honoring gods and other spirits, about journalism or theology or politics or even whatnot.  I do appreciate the attention, but I hope that those who stop by, popcorn in hand, are willing to hang out a bit and learn something.

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I’m encouraging my readers to actually consider my contributions to Pagan thought and action, because there’s nothing to see in terms of the Wild Hunt.  While the process of my leaving was awkward rather than graceful, my support for Pagan journalism — including specifically the largely thankless work provided by the journalists who publish at the Wild Hunt Sunday through Thursday — is full-throated and unabated.

Somehow the extra time which opened up by not writing that extra news article every week, and editing three more, has not translated into an expanded blogging presence.  Instead, I’ve been developing an ancestral dream incubation ritual to be enacted this month, creating tools for political magic, sharpening my divination skills, creating a product line for my languishing Etsy store, and finalizing two book proposals.

Those of you who know me personally — and especially those who have expressed public dissatisfaction with my work while declining to engage with me directly — are invited to consider your understanding of how hospitality works.  I’m happy to speak about my experiences and what I’ve learned with individuals, but neither Facebook nor any other mass-broadcast online platform is suitable for that exchange of ideas.

Supporting Pagan journalism includes spending money on it, as well as educating oneself about journalism in general.  I wholeheartedly encourage my co-religionists and all who identify themselves as Pagan, polytheist, or Heathen to do both.  We have the voice we deserve.

6 thoughts on “Nothing to see here

  1. You seem to me, a man of integrity, eloquence and piety and I’ve enjoyed reading both your Wild Hunt articles and your blog posts here on various topics. The circumstances leading to the end of your time at The Wild Hunt were unfortunate & messy and I hate to see your character & that of others being smeared when folks don’t know what all was involved in the making, research and writing of the article in question. I am really sick of people denouncing each other whenever they say something is more nuanced than black & white. Putting everyone in those rigid boxes doesn’t help anyone better understand issues, it just means more yelling past each other. I’d like to see the word drama reclaimed in the context of “sacred drama” rather than the dismissive way Pagans and others often use it “Oh, that’s just drama…”.

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