The title of this post is how Anomalous Thracian describes the relationship of the terms “Pagan” and “polytheist” in his life, a concept he reminded me of when I interviewed him about his latest project. E is unusual insofar as e adopted the polytheist label first, while most of us who consider ourselves both usedContinue reading “And, not or”
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What blocks to devotion have you had to overcome?
This all comes down to lack. I sometimes lack a desire to perform devotions. I have lacked faith in the gods I claimed to worship. Likewise, in a secular world, I sometimes feel like the belief that this is all worthwhile is mostly beaten out of me. I get depressed. (Let’s be clear what thisContinue reading “What blocks to devotion have you had to overcome?”
How have the divinities helped you in times of adversity and violent upheaval?
The gods embrace, or perhaps embody, paradox. While they encouraged me to control anger, they have also helped me to use it. Control, after all, does not mean suppress or eliminate; paradox and contradiction are rarely that if one looks deeply enough. There have been times when I have been well-rooted in my anger, willingContinue reading “How have the divinities helped you in times of adversity and violent upheaval?”