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.

“Nina Paley's haunting, mesmerizing, and life-affirming God-Mother animation”

tip of the hat to sacredblasphemies at reddit/pagan

Comments

“Cosmic Sexy Time, Eggs, Seeds, and Water: Crash Course World Mythology #3”


Comments

“Coyote and Raven, American Tricksters: Crash Course World Mythology #22”

“Mike Rugnetta continues to teach you about Tricksters in myth, and this time we're headed to the Americas. Coyote and Raven appear in stories from many Native American groups, and more often than not, they're tricky. They're also often kind of, well, nasty. Not to get too judgy. But we do a lot of talking about poop in this episode. I'm just saying. We also talk about Tricksters as creators, as Coyote creates constellations, and Raven creates some rivers.”

Read More...
Comments

“Hermes and Loki and Tricksters Part 2: Crash Course World Mythology”

“In which Mike Rugnetta continues to teach you about tricksters. In this episode, we're talking about tricksters as culture heroes. Basically, a culture hero is someone whose creativity adds to their mythological culture. We'll learn how the shennanigans of Hermes are credited with deeply influencing Greek culture and myth, and we'll look at how Loki's tricks led to a lot of important aspects of Norse myth. This episode has it all! Cattle rustling, cook outs, luthiery, joke haircuts, and Gullinbursti the Battle Swine. All that's to say, this is a good one.”

Read More...
Comments

“Creation from the Void”

“Today on Crash Course Mythology we’re starting in on creation stories. This week, we’ll focus on the creation of the universe out of nothing, or Ex Nihlio creation. Basically, a god decides to make a universe out of nothing. We’ll look at the Genesis story (which has nothing to do with Peter Gabriel or Phil Collins), a Mayan creation tale, a Kono story of the beginning, and we’ll even look at the Big Bang.”

Read More...
Comments

“What Is Myth?”

“Welcome to Crash Course World Mythology, our latest adventure (and this series may be literally adventurous) in education. Over the next 40 episodes or so, we and Mike Rugnetta are going to learn about the world by looking at the foundational stories of a bunch of different cultural traditions. We’re going to look at the ways that people’s stories define them, and the ways they shape their culture. We’re going to learn about gods, goddesses, heroes, and tricksters, and a lot more. We’re going to walk the blurry line between myth and religion, and we’re going to like it.”

Read More...
Comments

“Tricksters: An Introduction”

“This week, Mike introduces you to Tricksters, starting with Anansi, the West African trickster god who is also sometimes a spider. Tricksters are, well, tricky. They're wise and foolish, they're promiscuous and amoral, but in a lot of ways, they're good guys. We'll also talk about the occasionally tricky Hercules and Atlas, and touch on more recent tricksters like B'rer Rabbit.”

Read More...
Comments

“Reflection-Medusa”

Sorrow and regret

Read More...
Comments

Rhythm Of Life

”And The Rhythm Of Life is a powerful beat…”

Read More...
Comments

Interconnections

Just because we humans don’t like a species doesn’t mean it’s not absolutely essential.

Read More...
Comments

Aside for polyamory - revised

Thinking by blogging

It’s one of the few sexual labels that I bother with. It’s not that I disapprove of labels like gay, lesbian, transgender, and all the others. It’s just hard to see how the label applies to me unless we have sex.

Read More...
Comments

Political pagans

You can see that politics corrupts pretty much any religion, faith, or path you’d care to name.

Read More...
Comments

Tying thoughts to emotions

Thought germs are memes

Read More...
Comments

What's the difference between a crow and a raven?

More than you really wanted to know

Read More...
Comments


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

2017       2016       2015       2014       2011       2010       2009       2008       2007       2006       2005