Last year I made a series of mini-pilgrimages to local labyrinths. The labyrinth is an ancient symbol, around since at least Neolithic times and likely even earlier, and appearing in multiple cultures around the world. Labyrinths are widely associated with spirit, insight, and journey through human life. They are paradoxes: spiraling paths leading to both fear and empowerment, mazes in which one cannot get lost. Read More
I just returned from PantheaCon, the largest annual Pagan gathering in the US. About 2000 Pagans gather in the Doubletree hotel in San Jose, CA every year to converse, do ritual, party, drink, sing, dance, and build community. It’s a lively and fun event. And this year, there were two Atheopagan events on the official schedule. Mark Green has written a good review of the event here. I had a great time and I appreciate everyone who participated in the Atheopagan events. But I have some reservations about the experience. Read More
This one has it all: romance, plunder, mimes – and it all ends in a bloodbath! This story is without doubt the Pulp Fiction of medieval Irish literature, so here it is: The Destruction of Da Derga’s Hostel, told in the style of Quentin Tarantino! With a soundtrack by Brooklyn band Twin Guns!
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What Valentine did Edgar Allen Poe receive from his lover one fateful year? You’ll find this along with many interesting old Valentines Day traditions in this special holiday episode. If you ever want to divine your lover’s identity, this episode will teach you plenty of ways. Enjoy!