Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

Jason Pitzl-Waters —  March 11, 2011 — 5 Comments

There are lots of articles and essays of interest to modern Pagans out there, sometimes more than I can write about in-depth in any given week. So The Wild Hunt must unleash the hounds in order to round them all up. But first, let me offer my prayers and support to the people of Japan, who just suffered8.9 magnitude earthquake, and all those potentially affected by subsequent tsunamis in the Pacific basin. For updates, resources, and information, check out the Google Crisis Response page.

That’s it for now! Feel free to discuss any of these links in the comments, some of these I may expand into longer posts as needed.

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  • Baruch Dreamstalker

    Jones, the Welch athame guy, has a criminal background and got into his current troubles as a result of a tip to the police. There's more to this story than the newspapers have access to.

    It's to the credit of the head of the Catholic Church in Mexico that he's suggested reform of the drug laws. They and we should listen to him.

    I pick up a whiff of class surrounding La Santa Muerte and the other folk faux-saints. It feels like the church has not been spiritually adequate to the Mexican proletariat and so the latter has created elaborations, as religious proletariats will. It's odd to see a reference to a patron saint of a drug cartel but, in the long run, anything along that line can happen and nothing like that should be a surprise.

  • Low Key

    I was listening to T. Thorn Coyles podcast dealing with Hindu and Pagan relations at Pantheacon. Easan Kitir gave a little talk giving an overview of Pagan and Hindu history. I don’t have much knowledge about Hindu history but the assertions he made about Constantine and and Julian the Apostate were completely wrongs so it makes me think that his facts on Hindu history are also suspect. I wish they would do a better job of vetting these people.

    • http://egregores.blogspot.com/ Apuleius

      Actually, what Easan Kitir had to say was refreshingly honest and accurate. It was somewhat simplified, but only due to obvious time constraints.

      What Kitir said was this (I am paraphrasing, not quoting): in Pagan Rome there were a great variety of cults and temples coexisting. Constantine decided to promote one particular sect, the cult of Jesus, and to suppress all others. Julian temporarily ended the suppression of the other cults, but with Julian's death, there was a return to the repressive policies of Constantine.

      Here's a direct link to the podcast in question: Pagan Hindu Dialogue. Kitir is the first panel speaker after the introductions and opening prayers.

  • ac2012

    Please check out the following post for an analysis of the Batley case:
    http://ac2012.com/2011/03/11/pedophiles-in-wales/

  • Jack Tyler

    Having grown up around Hindus I have first hand experience at what a remarkable body of faiths they truly are. I feel blessed as a Pagan to count them among my spiritual siblings.