Category Archives: Reflections

Today’s Pagans Don’t Need a Prophet

Does Paganism need a prophet? This question was recently floated by John Halstead, and Anna Walther offered a response that Paganism needs not a prophet but a shared purpose. In a sense, they’re both wrong. Continue reading Today’s Pagans Don’t Need a Prophet

Pagan Renewal: A Brief Exposition

If Reform Paganism is, as we say, a new branch of the Great Tree of Paganism, then the living Pith of this branch consists in our conviction, vision, and mission:

We affirm our conviction that all persons possess an innate spiritual capacity rooted in Nature.

We affirm our vision of humanity’s once and future faith, inspired by both ancient wisdom and modern learning, ever reforming for the present and the future.

We affirm our mission to promote the restoration of this timeless faith for the highest good of all.

What does this mean? Where do Reform Paganism’s Fifteen Theses and Five Elements fit? How does all this relate to the Pagan Renewal? Allow me to explain… Continue reading Pagan Renewal: A Brief Exposition

Love: A Reform Pagan Perspective

Love is a discipline the mastery of which makes us more powerful Pagans and humans: Just as our power grows as we acquaint ourselves more deeply with Nature, Truth, the focus of Will, and our True and Higher Selves (or “inner divinity”), so our power grows as we acquaint ourselves more deeply with Love. For Love, like Truth, is a position of strength. Continue reading Love: A Reform Pagan Perspective

Transhumanism: A Reform Pagan Perspective

Prevising Transhumanity

The twentieth century revolutionized humankind’s understanding of physical reality by shattering certain assumptions: We learned that certain properties of phenomena in spacetime—theretofore assumed to be constants—actually vary, relative to the observer’s perspective (the relevant constant being rather the speed of light), and we learned that matter and energy—theretofore assumed to be different—are actually equivalent. Continue reading Transhumanism: A Reform Pagan Perspective