Our Marketing department very occasionally encourages us to write blog posts in the form of lists. You know the type: 5 Ways to Cast a Spell, 7 Things You Must Know About Mayans, 14 Beauty Secrets of Witchy Women, 101 Ways to Procrastinate at Work. We’ve all seen these kinds of articles on the internet, and there’s a reason for it: people simply click on those more, apparently.
This fact really sunk in when I was at my parents’ house over the holidays. They’d just bought a hot spot so they finally had an Internet connection at home (yes, in 2012), and my dad spent a good hour just clicking on articles like “The 10 Top-Paying Jobs with 2-year Associate’s Degree,” "The Top 10
Jesus is always pissing someone off! Back in his day he was a controversial, anti-establishment Jewish teacher, and today he’s getting Pagans all riled up about a little book called Jesus Through Pagan Eyes.
I worked with the Reverend Mark Townsend on this book from its inception in 2009, and it’s really an exciting premise: looking at the figure of Jesus (both historical and mythical, which must be teased out from each other and examined separately) outside of the confines of the Christian church, and seeing whether there is anything Pagans can take away from this vision and apply to our own paradigm, or rather framing Jesus according to our own understanding and worldview. Not as a
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Two weeks ago, I posted a Holiday gift guide for Pagans, Wiccans, and cool people, sharing some of the books I've acquired that were published within the past year or so that I figured would make nifty gifts for your favorite witches. (Only the ones who've been really good and bad this year!) But what if you don't want to give the gift of books, but you still have Pagans in your life you'd like to shop for?
Cara Schultz at PNC Minnesota has very kindly done all kinds of research to round up the ultimate giving list. So much so that it had to be divided into two parts!
As I reported in a previous post, author and occultist Kenneth Grant left his current incarnation last month. I never met him. I wish I had. My copies of his first trilogy of books are well worn from study. There was a time when he only had a few books published and nothing new had appeared for several years. I used to say that more people talked about what they thought Grant had written than had ever actually read anything by Grant. Today, a lot of his books are available—some quite expensive—and if you're interested in reading his works I would strongly urge you to read them in their order of publication.
I wish I'd met him and had a chance to talk with him. Reading is one thing,