Ascendant: Modern Essays on Polytheism and Theology | John Beckett

Certainly Christianity has built its own theological tradition based on Christian foundational assumptions. That does not mean modern polytheists should consider the field off limits to us. Quite the contrary: if our religions are to grow and thrive, they need a strong theological component. But so far we haven’t produced much in the way of theology.

This needs to change. There have been a few works of Pagan and polytheist theology, but not many, and fewer still that are accessible to ordinary readers.

As of January we have another: Ascendant: Modern Essays on Polytheism and Theology, edited by Michael Hardy and published by Bibliotheca Alexandrina. It’s a collection of short essays by modern polytheists, some well-known and others not. They vary in length and emphasis, but they’re all thought-provoking. And at this point in the polytheist restoration, thought-provoking is what we need most.

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Delmarva Pagan Pride Festival | Program Teaser | Upcoming ASW Events | The Assembly Of The Sacred Wheel

Kitty Bronson

We seek information and guidance and the gifts surround us in nature, the turning fo the seasons and all of life’s journey…

Program Teaser: Life Cycle and Nature in the Runes-Presented by Kitty Bronson, a Witch, a Freyja’s woman and daughter of Njordhr…..The Elder Futhark is split into 3 “aetts”. We will explore these 3 aetts and the relationships between the runes on a broader level. The runes are not just an alphabet with random meanings but there is a pattern and a reason for the order. A background in the runes may be helpful but is not necessary.

Pre-registration is encouraged to insure your space…

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Between The Worlds 2020

Between The Worlds is an interfaith esoteric conference that occurs when the stars indicate that such a gathering is needed and favored. This conference is known for the high quality of its workshops, rituals, and collegial atmosphere. It is sponsored by the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel and was previously held in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2012, and 2015.  The conference in 2015 was a joint event with the Sacred Space Foundation. The first six BTW conferences had a connecting theme about consciously working with the change of the Ages, the Aeons. The BTW in 2020 is about working to build the world that we wish to live in regardless of the challenges. This work is personal, collective, and transpersonal.

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Protection & Reversal Magick – through Mt. Airy Learning Tree

Karen Bruhin

Discuss Hoodoo and classic folk remedies to cleanse the self or the home. Learn how to cleanse your house on both an energetic level as well as a mundane level using crystals, floor washes and other methods.

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Fire Focus – PaganSquare – PaganSquare – Join the conversation!


The primary source of heat in our home is our wood stove, and is an important part of my spiritual practice during the cold months of the year. This winter about half of the wood that we are using comes from our land and the rest has been purchased from someone in our county. The fuel we use is local and from the soil of our bioregion. I have a good sense of how long it took for the trees to grow, and the weather and water that fed their growth.  Relying upon the wood stove focuses my awareness, gratitude, and mindfulness in many ways. We do have a modern heating system as a backup plan, but its biggest purpose is to keep the house warm when we are all away on a trip.

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ASW Spring Magick 2019 and Ritual for the Stag God, Cernnunos – Program Teaser

Maggie Beaumont

Death is a journey we all must take, and the grace we offer to ourselves and to our loved ones in their process requires courage and planning. Come join our own Maggie Beaumont as she guides us through…

Dying in America-Navigating the Rapids: These days, the dying process isn’t much like what we think we know from TV, movies, family stories and social media. At a time of emotional turmoil, people are being asked to make crucial decisions based on information in unfamiliar language. What do you need to know? How does the dying process work in American hospitals today? What are the biases in the system, and how can you navigate through them to make decisions that serve you and your family well? We’ll talk about what an Advance Directive is and is not, and how to choose a Health-Care Proxy, and we’ll talk about how to make sure your wishes – or your loved one’s wishes – are actually followed. We’ll talk about questions you’ll need to ask, including a few that are surprising. We’ll also talk about supporting one another through the emotions that arise, now or later, in confronting this challenging topic.

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Ascendant: Modern Essays on Polytheism and Theology: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Edward P. Butler, Patrick Dunn, John Michael Greer, Brandon Hensley, Wayne Keysor, Gwendolyn Reece, Samuel Wagar, Michael Hardy: 9781794182844: Books

Ascendant: Modern Essays on Polytheism and Theology [Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Edward P. Butler, Patrick Dunn, John Michael Greer, Brandon Hensley, Wayne Keysor, Gwendolyn Reece, Samuel Wagar, Michael Hardy] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Theology, the discipline that analyzes, examines, and seeks to explain religious ideas, is a vibrant area of inquiry. Scholars and philosophers have produced countless works of theology over the past several thousand years.In the West


Review: Casting Sacred Space | Mat Auryn

Casting Sacred Space

When I think of “genius” in terms of occultism, Ivo Dominguez Jr. is usually the very first to come into my mind. Part researcher, part mad scientist and complete magickal genius, Ivo is consistently providing information and techniques that push boundaries in terms of innovation within witchcraft, occultism, and psychic development. He and his work are greatly admired by his peers, students, and readers within the occult community for these reasons. Casting Sacred Space: The Core of All Magickal Work is absolutely no exception. The book contains a foreword from T. Thorn Coyle and received high praise from Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki, Janet Farrar, Jason Miller, M. Macha Nightmare, Sam Webster, and many more — and for good reason.

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Imbolc Tickets, Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite

Eventbrite – Tenders of the Earth Temple, ASW presents Imbolc – Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 349 E Vernon Rd, Philadelphia, PA. Find event and ticket information.

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ASW Spring Magick 2019 and Ritual for the Stag God, Cernnunos

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