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In this photo taken on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, Larry Cesspooch of the Ute Tribe leads a prayer in the opening plenary at the Parliament of the World's Religions held inside the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Visitors from 80 countries and 50 different religions arrived in Salt Lake City to attend the interfaith conference being held in the United States for the first time since 1993. (Lennis Mahler/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP) DESERET NEWS OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

An Indigenous People’s Statement to the World

Delivered at The Parliament of the World’s Religions Convened at Melbourne, Australia on the Traditional Lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation December 9, 2009 In keeping with the theme of this year’s Parliament, “Make a World of Difference: Hearing each other, Healing the Earth,” we, the Indigenous Peoples participating in this Parliament, hereby […]

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Naturalistic Paganism’s Spectral Challenge – Part Two: Calling the Specters by Émile Wayne

Originally posted on Humanistic Paganism:
In Part One, I called attention to the specters which haunt as we try to live into more intimate and thoughtful relationships to land. Part Two is designed to call these specters by name. The goal of this series is not banishment or exorcism, but rather genuine, empathetic encounter. We…


Re-Visioning Mythologies of Gender/Sex

This essay was first published in Goddess Pages in 2008, isssue 9. ‘Gender’ might be described as “one’s perception of their self as being” either female or male, and ‘sex’ as “the physical appearance of one’s body” as either female or male.[1]   The “sex” of a body is commonly understood to necessarily be able to […]


Making Sacred: Space for the Not-Yet

It seems timely … as well as Seasonal (for both Hemispheres): as published in Goddess Pages issue 6. As the Wheel turns into Imbolc in the Northern Hemisphere, it is the Seasonal Moment of Lammas in the Southern Hemisphere. For those in the planet’s South, Earth’s tilt is delivering the post-Summer Solstice welcoming of the new Dark, the […]

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Godless Paganism wins Book of the Year!

Originally posted on Humanistic Paganism:
Godless Paganism has been named Book of the Year at Pagan Tama!  This recognition is wonderful, especially after a tough year for many of us!  Godless Paganism is available on Amazon, here.  In case  you haven’t read it, in it John Halstead has gathered together the voices of 40 atheistic, humanistic,…

(Essay 3) Restoring Her as Creative Triplicity: She Who Creates the Space to Be by Glenys Livingstone Ph.D.

Originally posted on Return to MAGO E*Magazine:
This essay is the third part in a series of edited excerpts from the author’s book, PaGaian Cosmology: Re-inventing Earth-based Goddess Religion. Creating of Space to Be Author’s note: In this three part series of essays I continue to use the terms “Virgin, Mother, and Crone” as…


Brian Swimme Quotes

From Cosmologist Brian Swimme whose teaching has been a major part of the inspiration of PaGaian Cosmology. The universe began as an eruption of space, time, matter, and energy out of all-nourishing abyss, the hidden source of all creativity. The universe began as a titanic bestowal, a stupendous quantum of free energy given forth from the […]

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