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Beginning A Pagan Perspective

What is a Pagan Perspective? Note the hedge of ‘a Pagan Perspective’ ensuring that the multiplicity of Pagan voices be given adequate space. These voices will give rise to questions on some of the themes presented by both Schwartz and … Continue reading

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Tsunami, Taking Actions, and Piety

I woke this morning and checked my twitter account (@williamblumberg) to find that a major earthquake occurred near Japan and that a tsunami had already impacted some coastal areas in Japan. My heart goes out to all those affected by … Continue reading

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Ritual as Dissipation System

Ritual operates as a self-organizing dissipation system for ontological embodiment. Philosophers really know how to take all the fun out of something like ritual. Permit me to rephrase by saying that ritual permits the flow of energy, which is akin … Continue reading

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What is Piety

What do I mean by piety (Єύσέβεia )? Well, I would be remiss if I did not begin this journey about piety without acknowledging Socrates’ famous question. Plato, in his Euthyphro, has Socrates ask Euthyphro about piety. There many definitions … Continue reading

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Pagan Conference 2011

I am fortunate to serve on the Annual Conference on Current Pagan Studies’ (Pagan Conference) Board of Directors.  A little over a week ago we had our Seventh Annual conference at the Claremont Graduate University in California. There were two … Continue reading

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Pagan Piety

Descriptions of Paganism seem froth with subjectivity, addendums, and conditional language which may lead a listener down a confused path. These twists and turns are clumsy just when clarity is needed. Many words and phrases are used to describe the … Continue reading

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