There is an interesting blog post on Patheos where P. Sufenas Virius Lupus shares his ideas about reincarnation and past lives. He contends that some Pagans believe in reincarnation and others don't. Either way, he says he doesn't "hear a lot of discussion about reincarnation in Pagan circles these days." He adds that the reason for this is that "past life experiences are profoundly personal. In general, they often have great relevance for those who are involved with them, but not much for others." [Emphasis in original.]
Lupus points out that it's not possible to practice reincarnation, and concludes that it is, therefore, a matter of belief. This is unusual because, he says, "We often
I am writing this just a few days before the supposed Mayan Apocalypse on Friday, December 21, 2012. The belief that the "end times" are here is nothing new. This LINK will take you to a page that lists over 200 dates where experts and religious leaders said the end of the world was coming. They all have one thing in common: none of them have worked out as their promoters stated.
And I will hereby fearlessly predict that the so-called Mayan Apocalypse will also turn out to be a dud. Some Mayans in Guatemala are denouncing the way the government is turning this into a "folklore for profit" giant party, with an expected 90,000 money-bringing suckers believers coming for the show. NASA has
For many years I have stated that there are only two times you will read about magick and the occult in the media. The first time is around Halloween. The second time is when there has been some sort of crime that is even vaguely (or just supposedly) related to the occult. I think it's important to understand what is going on in these media appearances and how best to deal with them.
I wouldn't have seen it if I didn't believe it.
In the past, reporters were supposed to be honest and objective. Unfortunately, many reporters today have abandoned that approach. Even in the past when objectivity was the rule, and perhaps more so today, each reporter "comes to the
My friend, the late Scott Cunningham, was born today, June 27, in 1956. He would have been 56 years old today. Instead, he passed on my birthday, March 28, in 1993. He was just 36 when the Goddess called him to the Summerlands, and that was far too soon.
Before Scott, Wicca was primarily passed on within the coven structure. In order to become a Wiccan you had to find a coven and study with them. If you couldn’t find a coven, or there was no coven near you, well, you were just out of luck. Scott’s book, Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner, gave instructions on how any individual could come to love the Goddess and become a Wiccan.
In the years that followed, Solitary