Auteursarchief: Gus diZerega 

Over Gus diZerega 

Gus diZerega DiZerega combines a formal academic training in Political Science with decades of work in Wicca and shamanic healing. He is a Third Degree Elder in Gardnerian Wicca, studied closely with Timothy White who later founded Shaman’s Drum magazine, and also studied Brazilian Umbanda for six years under Antonio Costa e Silva. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from UC Berkeley, has taught and lectured in the US and internationally, and has organized international academic meetings.

NeoPaganism, Divine Immanence, and the Sacred Feminine

Today the NeoPagan community is deeply divided over issues of sexual identity and gender. In all this turmoil, the feminine, a term long central to who we are, is never mentioned. It is being dissolved into sex and gender. But ’the feminine’ is neither. Lees verder

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The reality of place and the energy of the land

Modern economic theory defines relations between human beings and between human beings and the land increasingly as money relations, devaluating other relations. In reality, rural communities did not simply exist to produce food, but gave their inhabitants meaning and pride in their lives, including shared histories and intertwined lives.
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Viewing the World through Pagan Eyes, Part III: Memes, Thought Forms and the issue of cultural appropriation

This series argues when we take seriously the common Pagan insight that the world is pervaded by spirit and awareness “all the way down”, as well as all the way up, rather than simply being material dominated by physical laws or some deity’s plans, everything changes, in some ways subtly and in other ways profoundly. Lees verder

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Viewing the World through Pagan Eyes, Part II: Memes as Organisms

A Pagan approach sees the memes discussed by secular scientists as a kind of thought form within animist and occult traditions. Subsequent pieces will examine how major issues confronting our community look very different look when viewed from such a perspective. Lees verder

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Viewing the world through Pagan eyes, Part I

The world is very different from a Pagan perspective. Gus diZerega will explore how in six instalments, first in showing how the social world is a kind of ecology, merging one distinction between us and nature. Lees verder

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