Hi, and welcome to Endless Erring!
I’m an agnostic, naturalist Pagan, working with a Norse hearth culture and currently stumbling through the Dedicant Path with Ar nDraiocht Fein. This blog will be a journal for my essays, exercises and thoughts along the path.
Paganism for me is not about wearing fancy robes, or attempting to re-create the beliefs and world of bronze-age tribes. It is not a role-playing game or an archaic superstition. Paganism is about finding a deep connection to the land beneath us, the waters around us and the sky above us, in order to be more fully engaged in this life, here and now.
My love of the natural world is enhanced through science. Science is the single greatest toolkit humanity has ever invented to help us understand the world around us. Science is not only compatible with a Pagan sensibility, but is a deeply profound source of wonder, awe and spirituality. From Darwin’s epic of evolution, revealing that all life is one interconnected, 4.6 billion year old, family tree to physics confirming that we are made of elements forged in the white heat of dying stars, science reveals the magic of reality.
At the same time, Paganism works with the magic of myth and symbol to create a meaningful response to that reality, and for me the two are very much entwined.
I am also very interested in the death acceptance, good death and death-positivity movements, and contribute occasionally to the thanatological blog Deathly Ponderings. I’m a Whovian, a fan of H.P. Lovecraft and an all round sci-fi/fantasy/horror nerd. I can generally be found walking in my local woods, or curling up with a good book and a cup of tea.