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Sarah Elise Abramson: The Cosmos in the Chaos

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 04.12.2015 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Photographer Sarah Elise Abramson's aesthetic is at the intersection of the poetic and unsettling, the creepy and beautiful, the subversive and classically Romantic.

Summer Solstice 2013: Hold Up to the Sun Your Heart

Teo Bishop | Posted 08.21.2013 | Religion
Teo Bishop

I hold up to the sun my heart, that the bright light on the Summer Solstice might fill it with the spirit of life and vitality. I hold up to the su...

Beltane 2013: The Great Poetry Of Flesh

Teo Bishop | Posted 06.30.2013 | Religion
Teo Bishop

We are a body full of color and fragrance. We are a cycle of life unto ourselves, and we have good cause to celebrate our body -- our flesh -- for we have no knowledge of what is to come beyond this moment, this life, this body.

Imbolc: A Faith Made Of Fire

Teo Bishop | Posted 04.02.2013 | Religion
Teo Bishop

Faith is a difficult proposition for many of us. Faith requires a letting go, a surrender of will. Few among us leap at the idea. Having faith, doing faith in a religious context, is not something I'm very practiced at these days. But come February, faith is the call of the land.

Yule: Be The Light Of The Returning Sun

Teo Bishop | Posted 02.19.2013 | Religion
Teo Bishop

I would like for us to redeem ourselves to each other, to come to terms with the distance we put between us and our neighbors, to release ourselves from indifference, to recognize that our lives are indelibly interconnected.

Autumn Equinox: May You Pray With A Good Fire

Teo Bishop | Posted 11.21.2012 | Religion
Teo Bishop

In the coming months, the light of the sky shall wane. The darkness will stretch out over the day, and if you are not steadfast in the lighting of your own fire, the winter will be difficult to bear.

Isaac Was A Hurricane, Not The Manifest Judgement Of An Angry Deity

Teo Bishop | Posted 10.30.2012 | Religion
Teo Bishop

To say there is a supernatural being that wishes to do you harm if you do not behave correctly, is to make our gods into abusive parents, or unapproachable, unappeasable authority figures.

Druids Recognized As Religion For First Time In U.K.

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

LONDON — Druids have been worshipping the sun and earth for thousands of years in Europe, but now they can say they're practicing an officially ...

Saint Patrick and the Snakes

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Weigant

By bringing Christianity to so many of the Irish people, Patrick was a major instrument of Christianity supplanting the Druids. And, by doing so, Patrick "drove the snakes into the sea" in a metaphorical way.

Air Force Religious Tolerance: Groups Praise Administration's Response To Vandalism Of Pagan Stone Circles

The Colorado Springs Independent | Pam Zubeck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Even as the Air Force Academy bragged about its open-mindedness in allowing the construction of a prayer circle for earth worshippers, somebody doesn'...

Air Force Academy Gives Pagans, Druids and Wiccans Place To Worship

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver