Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

Jason Pitzl-Waters —  December 5, 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.

David Wiegleb, Heidi Geyer, and Esther Fishman

David Wiegleb, Heidi Geyer, and Esther Fishman

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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.

Jason Pitzl-Waters


  • Baruch Dreamstalker

    Conversion therapy for minors was defended on free speech grounds. This is bogus. If a minor is parentally compelled to submit to the therapy, s/he is a captive audience, not a condition of free speech.

  • Elysia

    Interesting. It’s true that therapy can both save lives or destroy them – or end them altogether. I do want justice for the people who died in the sweat lodge, but I’d also like to see the powers that be acknowledge that we can’t just throw the book at the New Age charlatans that are doing harm – we also have to throw the book at conservative Christian groups who do harm with their supposed conversion therapy, and we also have to throw the book at the pharmaceutical industry when they do harm with their supposedly scientifically tested therapies. (Like this, for example: http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidmaris/2012/10/10/fda-recall-points-to-serious-problems-at-the-fda/)

    In protecting all citizens we can’t just go after the people we don’t agree with on religious grounds – we have to go after everyone whose irresponsible actions lead to harm. And yes, that may bump up against some free speech criteria, but (for example) a drug company making a statement that their product is effective is a good example of where free speech would not be allowed, if it’s a lie.

  • fyreflye

    Sorry to hear about Fields book store closing. It’s not a large space, but packed to the rafters with a fascinating assortment. And the only place you could buy back issues of the long defunct “Gnosis” magazine. Going from having no brick and mortar competition in SF to competition online with Amazon won’t be easy.

  • There was another interesting piece on Tulsi Gabbard by Vineet Chander, who is the Hindu Chaplain for Princeton University: Living the Gita: Beyond the Photo Op”.

    And it is probably not by chance that both our first Buddhist Senator and our first Hindu Congressperson are both from Hawaii, since that is (by far) the least Christian state in the union.

  • Deborah Bender

    The Buncombe County Schools agreement sounds like a good arrangement, if it’s followed through in good faith, and might end up being something that most of the community will look forward to.

  • Lēoht Sceadusawol

    It’s about time theology was given a proper airing in the pagan arena.