The Great God Pan

Originally posted on Ghost Cities:
The Great God Pan is an 1890 novella by the controversial Welsh ghost story writer Arthur Machen. On publication it was widely denounced by the press as degenerate and horrific because of its decadent style and sexual content, although it has since garnered a reputation as a classic of horror. In…

The Croatoan Mystery

Originally posted on Ghost Cities:
In 1587, the English, led by John White and financed by Sir Walter Raleigh, made their second attempt at setting up a colony on Roanoke Island, which now lies just off the coast of North Carolina in the USA. The colonists disappeared, however, during the Anglo-Spanish War, three years after the…

Esoterism contra Exoteric Universalism

Originally posted on Peace Profound:
Quite often, when an esoteric view is expressed, the listener hears a universalist statement. We must define our terms carefully in order to clarify the point. Universalism is the view that all religious and spiritual modalities wind up at the same salvation in the end, regardless of differences and distinctions…

My Polytheism

Originally posted on Call of the Syren:
My polytheism was born in the innocent, rebellious heart of a child. My polytheism was found in moonlight, was found in the air thick with moisture and meaning, was found not in resistance to the stares of God-the-Father, but in the imploring look of Mary-the-Mother. My polytheism was…

So You Wanna Be A Priest

Originally posted on Sage and Starshine:
Here’s the thing: I’ve felt for some time that Brighid’s been calling me to priest/esshood. It’s been an inkling at the back of my mind for many, many years and only grew when I helped found Clann Bhride. Earlier this summer after the Orlando Pulse massacre, the necessity and…

The Red Grouse Tales – Book Review

Originally posted on The Quiet Knitter:
Author: Leslie W P Garland Published: 2 December 2015 Reviewed: 18 September 2016 4 out of 5 stars Copy supplied by the author in return for an honest review ? Description: Comprising four intriguing novella length contemporary stories, which contain mystery, a hint of the supernatural or paranormal, together…