Our Gods Are Not Vending Machines

This piece hits it out of the ballpark. Really excellent read.

amor et mortem

I was relieved to have recently been unfriended on Facebook by a woman who didn’t like my response to her questions in a post she’d tagged me in. This woman–let’s call her Rachel–announced that she was going to embark on a quest of “serious magic” to not merely land herself a lover, but a life partner “willing to put a ring on it.”

“So for the working I plan on doing,” Rachel wrote, “I’ve been doing some research on which goddess to call upon. I’ve narrowed my choices down to the following: Frigga, Freyja, Erzulie Freda, Astarte, and one Slavic goddess whose name I can’t pronounce. Anna, who should I go with? What do you think?”

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Posted on May 7, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. That is an out-growth of the consumer culture we find ourselves in. It is also an out-growth of the me-centered culture. I think that a part of the problem that Paganism has is this vending machine idea that is not really discussed about.

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