Sean Donahue, on 'white polytheism' and the egregore of white identity.
Connecting the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with fracking and the housing crisis via the Enclosures and Industrial Revolution, the show draws a compelling narrative through the people’s history of Britain. Part TED talk, part folk club sing-a-long, come and share these tales as they have been shared for generations.
From Alley Valkyrie
"A pipeline is coming to Florida and it stands a damn good chance of killing all of us."
from Sean Donahue Like gods and people, plants exist for themselves -- and as part the complex ecologies from which they emerge. Many contemporary magical practitioners approach them simply as inert objects to be used in ritual or spellcraft-- a perspective and approach that both emerge from and reinforce capitalist materialist culture's denial of the living intelligences of the other than human world.
from Sean Donahue: Entraining our hearts with ancestral hearts as we wake from the nightmare of late capitalism.
From Rhyd Wildermuth: "Capitalism was new; there was no precedent, and it seemed to be a machine as inscrutable as the factory might have been to the rural peasant. Fortunately, a man devoted his entire life to understanding it."
Ancestral connection to place was strong enough to withstand centuries of hardship, famine, plague, warfare, and a thousand harsh Norwegian winters, only to be destroyed by something so insidious that people have to be taught what "enclosure" means.