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Chaos, Cosmos, and Chaosmos. 1- Chaos.

When at last I had disabused my mind of the enormous imposture of a design, an object, and an end, a purpose, or a system, I began to see dimly how much more grandeur, beauty, and hope there is in a divine chaos -not chaos in the sense of disorder or confusion but simply the absence of order- than there is in a universe made by a pattern, this draught-board universe my mind had laid out: this machine made world and and piece of mechanism; what a petty despicable microcosmos I had substituted for the reality.” … 1,413 more words

Animism

A City Where Gods Can Live

(an excerpt from Christopher Scott Thompson’s new book, Pagan Anarchism)

Imagine a city in some possible future. It’s a beautiful place, not so much because of the architecture or layout, but because there are growing things everywhere. 2,395 more words

Paganism

Entanglements in an Anthropocentric World -Thom van Dooren on Crows and Hospitality.

Perhaps it is we who have not yet “evolved” into the kinds of beings worthy of our own inheritances‘. -Thom van Dooren, Flight Ways. 1,660 more words

Animism

Animism

I think I’m an animist. I certainly think it can’t hurt to be appreciative and thankful to the many objects — living and otherwise — which help me along through the day. 414 more words

Reflections

Shady pine trees and rivers of light

About a fortnight ago, I attended a Witches Sabbat on unceded Algonquin land and territory in the Ottawa Valley. The purpose of the Sabbat was working with land spirits as well as with working with curses, a contentious topic in many circles of witchcraft in the west. 2,059 more words

Animism

Field Poppy Moon

Looking forward to the Field Poppy Moon starting tomorrow, I was briefly put off by the focus on midsummer. It’s a hard holiday for me to celebrate, because I’m depressed by the idea that it’s already here. 271 more words

Learning

Magical arts and sacred geographies

A few weeks ago I read an article by Maranda Elizabeth called: How Magic Helps Me Live With Pain And Trauma (read here). The article directly inspired the reflections below, as I want to highlight the importance of magical and artistic geographies when it comes to both magic and creativity. 1,486 more words

Environmentalism