Author Archives: William Blumberg

About William Blumberg

I engage in religious philosophy within a Pagan context. I serve on the Board of Directors of Cherry Hill Seminary and the Conference on Current Pagan Studies.

Where our Magic Comes From?

Shilo Shiv Suleman in her Ted Talk laments how magic has been replaced by technology. Yet, as I reflected upon this idea, I began to think about a song by Dar Williams entitled “The Christians and the Pagans.” The question is where does our magic … Continue reading

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Conference on Current Pagan Studies 2012

This weekend is the Conference on Current Pagan Studies at Claremont University. This year our key note speakers are Z Budapest and Hyperion. You still join us and register at the door for two days of interesting topics, great key … Continue reading

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PantheaCon 2012 Straw Art Classes

The Woven Circle will be teaching two traditional wheat weaving classes at the 2012 PantheaCon. The Woven Circle is made up of talented artists who travel to San Jose each year to share their enjoyment of straw art with the … Continue reading

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Foibles and Follies of Being Human

Foibles and Follies of Being Human Being human means being flawed; that is, being filled with follies and foibles. Notice that all this is about being. Of course Martin Heidegger’s Dasein comes to mind. To follow Heidegger is a long, … Continue reading

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Science at a conference about Religion

My first day at the 2011 America Academy of Religion was filled with science. The America Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) organized some workshops and reception. This is part of the AAAS Science and Theological Education Project, which … Continue reading

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American Academy of Religion

This weekend, I am attending the American Academy of Religion’s 2011 meeting.

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Creating art and being human

I spent the weekend in San Luis Obispo creating art with my family. As part of the weekend art experience, we view an exhibit of book art where my aunt had one of her altered book on display; however, she … Continue reading

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Philosophers and Social Media

Social Media is about building an intentional community… real communities…where you can engage with those topics and people that are important to you.  There are four parts of social media: connection, consumption, curation, and creation. Social media sites and systems can be one, some, or … Continue reading

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Julian the Economist

Flavius Claudius Julianus Augustus, the last Pagan Roman Emperor (355 CE to 363 CE), has been vilify by some (Julian the Apostate) and held in great esteem by others (Julian the Philosopher); yet, what I have recently leaned from this Roman Emperor are some … Continue reading

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My life among the Druids…well one weekend

My friend Carol was kind enough to invite me to Driudpalooza, which was a Lughnasadh weekend campout hosted by the Coastal Oak Grove (www.coastoakgrove.com) along with other Druids and Groves for Lughnassadh. Everyone there was gracious and inviting to me. … Continue reading

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