Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

Jason Pitzl-Waters —  June 22, 2012 — 10 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.

Preliminary Australian Census numbers. (PaganDash)

Preliminary Australian Census numbers. (PaganDash)

That’s all I have for now, have a great day!

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  • Baruch Dreamstalker

    Thanks for the coverage of the Doctrine of Discovery discussion at the UUA general assembly. What lept out of the story at me was that this resolution calls on the UUA to scrub its liturgy and language for traces of the Doctrine and consequent thinking.

    That kind of language has been present in the past. The old UUA hymnal had at least one hymn allegorizing spiritual growth with the westward expansion of the USA. It is not to be found in the current hymnal, Singing the Living Tradition.

    The last time the UUA told itself to do this kind of study was the 1977 Women and Religion Resolution, and it turned the Association on its head. One byproduct was CUUPS.

  • kittylu

    I just wanted to add 2 links I hope thats okay.  Ones sadly about how Saudi Arabia continues to execute people found in possession on mystical books and talismans http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18503550.  The other is the Gathering of Indigenous Wisdom Keepers that took place last month.  http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/06/21/turtle-lodge-calls-for-prayerful-water-offering-to-mother-earth-119723

  • Guest

    I had no idea that 4Q’s had turned wackadoodle

    • Baruch Dreamstalker

      The machine shop to maintain customers’ firearms, after a post-collapse end to spare parts from Asia, sounds good until one ponders: Where are they going to get ammo once that supply dries up?

      • LeohtSceadusawol

        You forget that the machine shop almost certainly relies on electricity.

        In the event of a collapse of civilisation, the power grid will go down, as well.

        Which, if nothing else, will mean no more running water.

        (There are a lot of things to consider, in the event of a societal collapse.)

        • Baruch Dreamstalker

          If he’s got a generator that runs on vegetable oil he could dodge that particular bullet (no pun intended). We have a garage in town here that will convert an automotive diesel to biofuel.

          Running water can be backed up by an adequate creek, if it’s not polluted upstream and not too many people try to live off it. The trick, lacking a water grid, is disposing of one’s own wastes. The latter can be converted, in time, into safe fertilizer but that too takes capital investment in some physical preparations.

          The pivot of the Whiskey Rebellion was the insistence of the new United States that the Appalachians get into the money economy and off their barter system that used whiskey as a medium of exchange. (Corn spoils; whiskey keeps). Again, one must build and power a still, and find a post-collapse source of pint bottles. Be interesting if they plan something like that.

          • LeohtSceadusawol

             Oh, there are ways and ways to survive a societal collapse, no doubting. People will do their utmost to fail, though.

    • Ursyl

      Four Quarters has always been about sustainability and dealing with the consequences of peak oil.

      I don’t know that they’re even on the water grid. 

      • Guest

        It was always searching to be more earth-friendly, but I think it’s dissembling to suggest this is what Four Quarters was always about.  I don’t think Orren was always presented as the religious head of Four Quarter’s church. It’d been his/his ex’s family’s property, and he had members/donors and buy it out so it’d be placed in trust for as pagan/earth religion open camping and circle space. Said financial raising efforts weren’t with the understanding “we’re buying for Orren’s Church” or because of any doomsday viewpoint.
        4Q’s had been non-profit religious, and in the past when much of it’s purchase fundraising was made, 4q’s habit was to host numerous groups (usually Wiccan) who’d share hosting/leading the monthly held ceremonies on the property.  “Orren’s the Elder/Leader in our Religion” was not a kind of thing someone would have said.

  • http://entdinglichung.wordpress.com Entdinglichung

    the 21st marked the beginning of the year 5250 of the Aymara calendar:

    Jallala Tata Inti!