Another day, another set of misinformed and honestly slanderous accusations that I, a spiritual abuse survivor who literally has only ever tried to spread awareness, am a cult leader. Except the system making the accusations this time around apparently makes a good amount of money doing novel-length writeups on people they think are cult leaders, … Continue reading How to Not Be A Cult Leader
This post has been turning itself over in my mind for a week or so, due to some interpersonal conflicts that ended with the other party (who shall remain nameless) saying "at least I didn't START A RELIGION" and leaving. Their abrupt departure from my life left me with a lot of residual anger, and … Continue reading Please stop calling GT a religion.
I just want you to be aware that I post religious stuff here. A LOT of religious stuff. And some of it may be weird or not what you're used to. Primarily pop culture pagan stuff, with a dash of spiritual nonhumanity. The wedding post is not my usual content at all. So, like, when … Continue reading If you found me through my Gallifreyan wedding post…
This isn't a wedding announcement. Don't get your hopes up. I just saw a blog post from an event planner and wedding officiant, about a "Gallifreyan Wedding" based on the Series 6 Doctor Who finale. I have a lot of feelings about this, and while I don't necessarily think that a Wedding of River Song-style … Continue reading A Gallifreyan Wedding (For Real)
I know planetary magicians who draw energy from the solar system, fellow pop culture pagans whose practice is based on the worlds of Lord of the Rings, The Elder Scrolls, or Star Wars, technopagans who venerate the synthetic world and the natural world in equal measure, and others who do not fit into the simple 1:1 equivalency of "Pagan" and "Earth-centered."
This post was inspired by tumblr user ranthimi's post about questionable behavior in alterhuman spaces. Let me set the scene for you. It's 2015-- Series 9 of Doctor Who was airing, Barack Obama was in the White House, and everything in the world was, if not good, somewhat better than it is now. I, however, … Continue reading Katrina’s Suspicious Behavior
View the full list of prompts here. "How did you come to your path?" I'll be honest here: I wasn't gonna do this one. Conversion stories are boring, and for this ex-evangelical, borderline traumatic. But due to recent events, it seems like I have no choice, so... here goes. The story of how I, a … Continue reading 31 Days of Spiritual Journaling, Day Two (late as fuck)
I have Chinese takeout and I’m sitting here next to Apollon’s altar with a tea offering on it, and for some reason I’ve been thinking about the phrase “you who are evil” from the Bible. I dunno, something about the food makes me think of it. Materialism, putting myself first and all that.
It’s just something that’s really stuck in my mind from way back when. The word “evil” is used so lightly and frequently in Christianity, and you don’t realize how very real the belief is until you think of saying “but I’m not evil” and you know exacty the reaction you’d receive.
You think, but of course they really know that a baby who was just born can’t be evil – nope, they don’t. Every impulse of our hearts is evil, even as four-year-olds who really want a brownie that was supposed to be for the PTA meeting…
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Greetings and salutations, my loyal mostly-imaginary audience (and any college admissions people who may be reading this), and welcome to the second entry in Cass Reads Stranger in a Strange Land! Man, the time between entries has been a bit longer than I thought it would be... trying to plan your blogging schedule around your … Continue reading Let’s Read Stranger in a Strange Land, Chapter 4, Part 1
Hello, loyal readers, and welcome to day one of Cass Reads Stranger in a Strange Land! Or, if you're one of those people who won't touch classic sci-fi with a ten-foot pole (which is fine and good, there are plenty of legitimate reasons for that and I'm not here to convince you otherwise), Cass Reads … Continue reading Let’s Read Stranger in a Strange Land, Chapters 1-3