Reflecting on the Dhammapada (3/26)

“As the fletcher whittlesAnd makes straight his arrowsSo the master directsHis straying thoughts.” The ideal here is the ability to exercise absolute control over your own mind and thoughts. In a way, might this be a form of exercising absolute autonomy? The ability to exercise control over how your thoughts are directed…though would this not […]

Reflecting on the Dhamnapada (1/26)

“We are what we think All that we are arises with our thoughts With our thoughts we make the world. Speak or act with an impure mind And trouble will follow you As the wheel follows the ox that draws the cart. We are what we think All that we are arises with our thoughts […]

Christian Violence

CHRISTIANITY AS AN INHERENTLY VIOLENT IDEOLOGY, or, “I’m never gonna be able to stop thinking this until I purge it from my neurons so strap in.” I want to say before I get into this that the actual teachings of Christ as recorded in the Bible are not things I take issue with. I am […]

Book Reviews

Being the doof that I am, I kind of forgot that I had written some book reviews recently. Lilith: The First Eve and Inanna: Lady of the Largest Heart are both reviewed by yours truly in the Winter Solstice 2018 issue of Eternal Haunted Summer. If you’re into scholarly writings, or paganism, or some sweet […]

My Favorite Reads from 2018

Good day! I thought it would be nice to share with everyone some of my 5 star books from 2018. I get a little verbose about some of them, but hopefully y’all enjoy and find some books to add to your own reading list! The Power by Naomi Alderman: It’s difficult to even know where […]

Paganism and Trauma

Long time no see! Apologies for another long absence — life has been very lively lately, and I haven’t had much chance or energy to do the regular blog thing, but I have been trying to keep up with my writing. Recently I had a two-part exploration of trauma published over at Huginn’s Heathen Hoff. […]