Saturday, June 22, 2013
Sunday, May 05, 2013
WHY YOUR PARENTS hate YOU
Do our parents and grandparents hate Pagans because Hitler loved them??
You bet, says historian Malcolm Gaskill:
"…the Nazis … endorsed Pagan ideals to highlight the church’s oppression of authentic volkish [folk] culture.”
All of which, says Malcolm, soured the postwar generation on all things Pagan -- including the notion that witches might have been benign people smacked with a smear campaign.
The idea that witches might have been cool dudettes and dudes was actually popular in the 19th century. For example, the French historian Jules Michelet (1798-1874) “repackaged” witches “as protorevolutionary heroines battling feudal oppression.”
However, warns Gaskill, scholars who think everyone tried for witchcraft was innocent of wrongdoing, are currently way out of style.
(from Witchcraft: A Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Gaskill, Malcolm. 2010, pp. 101; 116).
This radically fab image was done by Susan Sedon Boulet. Bless you for all you've done for us, Susan.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
terror at THE BOSTON MARATHON 2
Labels: Boston Marathon bombings 2013
terror at THE BOSTON MARATHON
Saturday, April 13, 2013
JUST FOR laughs
“In Christianity it is death that laughs, the devil laughs, and mermaids laugh; the Christian God never laughs. ‘Christ never laughed,’ the artist A.A. Ivanov remarked to Turgenev, while painting his Christ….” (from Theory and History of Folklore, by the great Russian folklorist Vladimir Propp, 1984, p. 137).
“...In life, [according to ancient Pagan religion], we observe the command to laugh…. The thought goes still further: laughter is endowed not only with the power to accompany life but also with the power to call it forth” (Propp, p. 131).
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
dissing THE "CHRISTIAN" EASTER BUNNY
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Keep THIS ALWAYS IN YOUR HEART: