From Ruth Morang: “If it is true that building this sort of honor is the highest goal of a heathen, then there can never be apolitical Heathenism.”
John Halstead discusses Distributism as a rejection of both capitalism and socialism.
From Rhyd Wildermuth: It is not–and never has been–the self-ruled who hunt innocents.
Capitalism alienates us from our body, so our liberation must begin with the body. An essay from Silvia Federici
Consider yourself a polytheist but becoming increasingly alienated from the authoritarian push of some self-appointed leaders? There’s a […]
From Yvonne Aburrow: If I deny the divinity immanent in my fellow beings, then I am also denying the divinity of gods, who are expressions of the same divinity.
How do we end the war between the Cities and the Forests?
“If you can read this, you are the enemy…” Short fiction from Max Oanad
Dr. Bones, on what we lose when we accept the categories of identity
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Crafted Recordings Podcast Episode 9: Peoples’ Magic, Peoples’ Remembrancer (with Peter Linebaugh)
Mass protests are magickal initiatory rites. That’s literal.
Links, news, and a note about anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim hatred.
The final essay in Rhyd Wildermuth’s series on Liberal Democracy, and the first in a new series on what we can do now.
The question of which comes first, gods or politics, is for me rather like the question of the […]
“We literally form ties and alliances when we connect to the soil we live on.”
Review of The Pagan Leadership Anthology, which offers insight and advice for building community.
“Anyone who doesn’t see the need for new collective action on the macroscopic plane vis-a-vis the potential of pandemics, nuclear dynamics, climate change and medical access/cost/quality — to name only four of four hundred crises plus — simply isn’t paying attention.”
An editorial, from Rhyd Wildermuth
Our weekly update.
A Love Story At Three…. poetry from Simcha Ben-Sefis.
From Yvonne Aburrow: “The status quo is intolerable, so some action needs to be taken to change it. There can be no peace until there is justice.”
Crafted Recordings Podcast Episode 8: The Origin of Dr Bones
Last Monday, the UK government voted to renew its Trident nuclear deterrence programme. This poem evokes the moment the commander of the Vanguard submarine is handed the Letter of Last Resort.
Weekly Update: Coming This Week, and Revolution & Counter-Revolution Politics Under Capitalism
From C.S. Thompson: “If organized religion is the opium of the people, magical religion can be our medicine.”
Hunter Hall with “The Tide”
From Rhyd Wldermuth, part four of his series on Liberal Democracy. This time? on Fascism.
From John Halstead: “The myth of non-political Pagan spaces acts as a blindfold for many of us in the Pagan community — especially those of us who are privileged.”
Hope as a way of acting in uncertain times, and the importance of keeping past successes in mind.
Weekly Update: “These are the miracles of history, but it’s just as accurate to say these are peoples’ magic.”
An essay on Jean Genet’s The Criminal Child, by Heathen Chinese.
“Could you hold your nerve? Could you ruthlessly fight a war the gods had proclaimed just?”
From Sable Aradia: “…as long as managers are playing with other people’s money without consequence they will continue to take dangerous risks;”
LOGRES BESIEGED: an incantation by Yvonne Aburrow
Third in a series on Liberal Democracy from Rhyd Wildermuth: on the failure of Social Justice
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“The only option our nations have going forward is to begin forming a state system based on ecology, which has the potential to radically transform our views and reorient societies towards lasting peace, egalitarian democracy, social justice, and sustainable living.” By William Hawes.
From Yvonne Aburrow: “We are trying to build a beautiful city of inclusion and welcoming diversity, but the dragon of hate and intolerance is having a fight with the dragon of inclusion and diversity.”
From Dr. Bones: “Do you obey the laws of the State, of the wealthy and propertied? Or do you violate the law and become a criminal?”
From Rhyd Wildermuth, the second in his series on the death of Liberal Democracy: on violence.
Upcoming writing and selected news and other writing.
From Gersande: We found the tomb of an ancient sleeping God in the inky depths of the earth. In our hubris and greed we awoke him, and accepted to glorify him in exchange for cataclysmic, destructive power.
“The people of Oaxaca need our direct solidarity – …. But they also need us to reimagine the world we live in and our relationship to it.” By Sean Donahue.
As Brexit divides Britain and Europe, Lorna Smithers looks back to the othering effect of the Antonine Wall in the writing of Procopius.
“….for oppressed people, it is these continued struggles in the face of systems of oppression which make our personal lives political.” By Ginger Drekisdottir.
From C.S. Thompson: A book review in verse.
A new series from Rhyd Wildermuth on Liberal Democracy and its failures. 1: Regarding Brexit, Oaxaca, and the Loi Travail
Weekly Update: Coming this week, and G&R writers sound off on Brexit.
When I was ten years old, my parents sat me down and with tight lips they explained that […]