Fertility and Divinity

With the grass being so lush and green this Beltane, with all the heat and rain, I’ve been meditating on YHWH as the source of life and fertility. In the process I’ve stumbled across a critique of Karl Barth by Walter Brueggemann, where he suggests Barth overplayed his hand in depicting YHWH as god of … Continue reading Fertility and Divinity

Pagan Eyes on Jesus

Witchvox had a couple of interesting articles last week on Paganism in relation to Christianity. The first, Why Not Jesus, Too?, featured a hypothetical Christopagan ritual invocation of Jesus and Mary. The second, Future of Paganism, voiced fears that Paganism was becoming intolerant like fundamentalist Christianity. And while I was searching around I stumbled upon … Continue reading Pagan Eyes on Jesus

Beltane Blessings

Although its Samhain down here in Australia  I thought I'd post this ancient Celtic Beltane Blessing for my readers in the Northern Hemisphere. The Beltane blessing (Am Beannachadh Bealltain) From the Carmina Gadelica Bless, O Threefold true and bountiful, Myself, my spouse, and my children, My tender children and their beloved mother at their head. … Continue reading Beltane Blessings