A very short book (more of a booklet, really) but with a clear and powerful message: queer people anywhere are responsible for queer people everywhere. Drawing inspiration from his Jewish faith, Eli proposes for the international queer community a way forward characterised by solidarity, intercommunal responsibility and radical empathy. Considering how queer people are treatedFortsätt läsa ”Book recommendation: ‘The New Queer Conscience’ by Adam Eli”
Obsessed with this song: Raven brings runes
The Nordic Animism channel (which you should definitely follow!) released a music video on Sunday. Raven brings runes is the result of the collaborations between different artists and speaks of the connection between humans and humanity and nature. Such an important message in our time:
What is capitalism, really?
What is capitalism, exactly? Some say that it simply means a market-based economy and the terms free market and capitalism are often used interchangeably. But markets existed long before capitalism did and the modern so-called ”free market” isn’t exactly free, especially for the lower classes. The basic definition of capitalism is a system with privateFortsätt läsa ”What is capitalism, really?”
The reluctant anarchist
I’ve never written about this before, but I used to be deeply involved in politics. Around 2018, I was part of a libertarian socialist group and I went at least once a week to a meeting or demonstration. However, I soon became disillusioned with libertarian socialism, also called anarcho-communism. Primarily because a lot of myFortsätt läsa ”The reluctant anarchist”
To be queer is to have no country
Election day is approaching and I have a terrible feeling. The far-right has become so normalised. They even have their ads on the trams and busses of the city. I can’t go anywhere without seeing the slogans and faces of politicians who want to take my rights away. And everywhere I overhear people having bigotedFortsätt läsa ”To be queer is to have no country”
Book recommendation: ‘Polytheistic Monasticism – Voices from Pagan Cloisters’, anthology edited by Janet Munin
The monastic path is one few people feel called to already within widespread and well-established religions. But what to do of your spiritual tradition has no monastic orders? Or if you don’t identify with any specific spiritual tradition at all? For many Polytheist aspiring monastics, that is the conundrum. Now a new book has comeFortsätt läsa ”Book recommendation: ‘Polytheistic Monasticism – Voices from Pagan Cloisters’, anthology edited by Janet Munin”
The Monk Life: Can you be a Pagan and a monk?
In a previous post, I mentioned that I lead a life I call ‘semi-monastic’. That is: I don’t live in a monastery but the way I live incorporates a lot of aspects of a traditional monastic life. Things like daily rituals and contemplation, simplicity and having few material possessions. I’ll get more in depth onFortsätt läsa ”The Monk Life: Can you be a Pagan and a monk?”
So, what’s my religion anyway?
I’ve long felt a reluctance at giving my faith a name. Mostly because I don’t find it particularly important. I think the main focus should be your relationship with the Divine. What you call your beliefs or spiritual practice is secondary to that. Before the arrival in Europe of Christianity, most people didn’t seem toFortsätt läsa ”So, what’s my religion anyway?”