web analytics
Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.
Site maintenance. Blogging will be irregular until 2018.

Chas S. Clifton

Back to basics

“Back to the basics' works if you chose the right basics. (We could debate that.)”
     — Chas Clifton, Rhetoric: It’s “Classical” Because It Works
Comments

Polyester, Protestant Pagans?

A pagan author and blogger also notices the trendlines

Read More...
Comments

Polytheistic view

That is the polytheistic view of life. The world is a mess. The world is beautiful. The gods are eternal (or as good as). The gods work at cross-purposes, and sometimes humans are caught between them.

"If you try to change the world in the name of some grand, sweeping, utopian vision, you will just make it worse. The most you can do is to give Achilles and Kevin Houston a good cause.

     — Chas. S. Clifton, On the Necessity of the Iliad for Modern Polytheism
Comments

Speaking of athamés

Chas S. Clifton, one of my favorite pagan writers, has a piece called The Story of Three Athames.

So I'm pointing it out.

You should go read it now.


Comments

Signs

We pagans have become the worst that we saw in the People of the Book.

Read More...
Comments

Stranger

When we look at the Tarot for what it apparently is, we look into a mental map of the time when the Italian and French Middle Ages were poised on the cusp of the Renaissance - a time that is actually stranger and intellectually more foreign to us than we tend to think.
     — Chas S. Clifton from "The Unexamined Tarot," Gnosis № 18, Winter 1991
Comments

Taproot: Taboo

“”The

Because this post discusses child sexuality, the entry text has been removed from the front page and the category pages. Click the post title above or the link below to load.

Read More...
Comments

Synchronicity, coincidence, perception, and perspective

A ramble on conversations and shared ideas

Read More...
Comments

Experience & Art

Paganism should spread through experience and art, not theology. The theology comes later, if it comes.
     — Chas Clifton, Looking at Your Polis as a Pagan
Read More...
Comments

Homework assignment

Morality ought to be filed under Philosophy, not Religion.
     — Chas S. Clifton, How to Ruin the Mysteries, or Religion is not Moral

Read More...
Comments


Sunfell Tech Mage Rede Nine Words Serve The Tech Mage Best Keep What Works Fix What’s Broke Ditch The Rest

2018       2017       2016       2015       2014       2011       2010       2009       2008       2007       2006       2005