A Month of Devotional Thought… Again.

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It has been a while since I have actually written something on this blog myself. The past few posts have been reblogged from other people’s posts, and before that, there was a quiet period for a while. There is no particular reason for it, I simply either didn’t think I had anything to really talk about or didn’t find the time or motivation to do anything.

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Pagans We Are does TEDx (video inside) — pagansweare

A blog post on the situation of Korean shamanism/polytheism on Jeju island, and the plight of the people of Jeju to hold on to their traditions and protect their sacred space and shrines.

This past November, I gave a TEDx talk on Jeju Island, where I’ve been documenting shamanic shrine culture for the past five years, as you well know if you follow my blog. I talk about my video and photography work and the importance of preserving sacred spaces, many of which are in danger on […]

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Postmodernism and Miasma — Polytheism Uncucked

Disgust is an instinct which saves us from eating contaminated foods and poisons. We feel a sense of revulsion upon seeing vomit, rotten meat, excrement — all things which would sicken and kill us should we consume them. As Daniel Kelly, author of Yuck! The Nature and Moral Significance of Disgust says: You have this […]

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Distractions, distractions — Gangleri’s Grove

An article by Galina Krasskova on the inherent oppressiveness and colonialism of monotheism.

So a facebook friend posted this image on his page and a rather lively discussion ensued. Apparently the statement above is incomprehensible to some Heathens. I for one, fully support it and while it is a First Nations person pictured, I think it holds true for all of us. I can see however, I’m going […]

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The Gods Before Allah — Gangleri’s Grove

A blog post by Galina on the revival of indigenous polytheisms in the Near East, under the rule of Muslims, threatened with death, rape, stoning, and other punishments for apostasy and what not. Do not forget that Islam as an ideology is a system of brutal oppression that seeks the eradication and destruction of anything different from it, mušrikūn (polytheists) most of all. Remember them and pray for them who have to suffer pressures we in the West do not, and pray that we may keep our position. Remember Allāh even, who has been most vilely slandered and co-opted by the source of this evil: Muḥammad, may he suffer ten thousand torments for every defiled shrine, every deity who has been maligned, every priest slain, every worshipper raped, murdered, or forcefully converted, in Tartaros, for taking Allāh’s name and makig him out to be this clestial tyrant that Islām worships.

There is a small but growing group of very brave men and women who are returning to their indigenous Gods, and slowly but surely restoring the pre-Islamic polytheisms of the Middle East. They call their movement ‘Wathan’ and right now, I’m sure you’ve never heard of them. (1) They’re doing good and potent work, and […]

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