On February 11th 2016 the Ligo Collaboration announced that gravitational waves have been observed for the first time from the collision of two black holes over a billion light years away. But what philosophical implications does this discovery have? Read more at Patheos!
Sun mask with facial features of August II (the Strong) as Apollo, the Sun God. Johann Melchior Dinglinger [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
When considering the relationship we have with our deities, I’ve been wondering to what extent we embody the deities we follow. Many Pagans have a Pantheistic outlook, and they would say that the whole of the universe, including ourselves, can itself be understood as a deity, so of course we embody them. Many Wiccans also seem to hold the view that the God and the Goddess are within us all. But how about Pagans such as myself who have a patron deity? Because I venerate Inari Okami, does this mean that I, to some extent, embody Inari Okami? [Read more