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On Idolatry

As my friendships fan-out into more and varied religious and spiritual communities, I find myself running up against attitudes and beliefs which I had previously only known in the theory. In a conversation between two Jewish friends, I heard the most overt criticism...

The Aquarian Age & the Planetary Gods

Mercury and Venus are, of course, at home in any age. But what is often optimistically called the Age of Aquarius is ruled by Saturn. Once thought of as a “malefic”, at least in Western astrology, Saturn is unknowingly worshiped by those looking toward a...

Fresh

Fog hangs amaranthine over the green meadow sunlight peaking through and, slowly, overtaking the earthbound cloud. Woods surround on all sides and the grass reaches over the boy’s head. What could here be hidden, in this old fairyworld hidden from the cold gaze...

The Metaphysics of Polytheology

In his important 1922 study on Thoth, the Hermes of Egypt, Egyptologist Patrick Boylan states that Egyptian theology does not show, in general, any clear tendency towards system. The great mass of religious texts in Egypt is marked by vagueness and even inconsistency....