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Crafted Recordings Podcast Episode 14: Pagan Anarchism with C.S. Thompson

The first book published by Gods & Radicals was the very worthy Pagan Anarchism by C.S. Thompson. This episode features an interview with the author, discussing the context of his book.

“What I see as the crisis of the modern world is that we are trained, if not brainwashed, to see the world as being dead. Dead matter. Not infused with spirit. And so, because of this mentality which was shared by both the capitalist world and the authoritarian communist regimes… we have done so much damage to the environment that Earth won’t be able to sustain a complex civilization like ours for much longer if we don’t change course. So my argument is that we need to return to a conception of the world as being absolutely filled with spirit, an animistic conception of the world, which is the core idea of pagan religion.”
–C.S. Thompson,

There are several poems in the book, two of which, “To The Goddess Of The City” and “To The God Of The Wood”, were performed by Joie Grandbois for this episode. Music here is “Thieves Oil” by the fabulous Disemballerina.

Audio recording produced by James Lindenschmidt. ©2016 Crafted Recordings. Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).

1 Comment »

  1. It’s great to hear Chris speaking about the ideas in Pagan Anarchism (which I enjoyed a lot, particularly the chapter on Bringing the Magic back – I’m also a believer it’s the loss of our animistic perspectives that have led to the world and its human and other-than-human persons being treated as objects and think hope lies in returning to these perspectives). I also enjoyed the music and Joie’s contrasting voice reading the poems.

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