Archive for the ‘Mythic Ecology’ Category

Every culture on the planet has an origin story, a way they describe how things came from not-being to being. In this, they often have a mythic narrative that also discusses how the first man and woman came into existence. Equally as often these progenitors are presumed to be just like us. If you were […]

A Day in the Life of Midgard

Posted: 24th February 2017 by Bill Maxwell in Magick, Mythic Ecology, Philosophy, Theology
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I’m in one of those thoughtful moods this morning. Loki, son and heir to the line of Ymir, first power in the universe and the substance, was known as the god who shakes things up, the trickster. One of his children was an apology to Odin for messing things up (long story short: he impulsively […]

Wait… how powerful is writing?!?

Posted: 15th February 2017 by Bill Maxwell in Magick, Mythic Ecology, Philosophy

I’ve been pondering magic a bit at the moment and what fascinates me is the astonishing gap between ourselves and what our ancestors experienced. We can, with just a few squiggles and lines cause a hallucinatory explosion of emotional reactions. For example, which causes a greater feeling of fear: The picture? or this: Under 21 […]

A Voice in the Wilderness

Posted: 1st February 2017 by Bill Maxwell in Magick, Mythic Ecology, Personal, Philosophy

Here’s a lesson I learned recently. Speak up. You might think your voice is worthless or that you’ve got nothing to say. Or maybe you think it’s been said before or said better. But your voice. Your unique voice. It carries. Others hear it. Others can carry it to people untouched by all of those […]

On a Cycle That Needs to be Broken

Posted: 29th January 2017 by Bill Maxwell in Mythic Ecology, Personal, Philosophy

So I have to be brutal for a moment. We live in an abusive society. I’m sure a boatload of folks will stop reading right after that but bear with me. Most of the relationships we’ve been encouraged to develop are ‘power over’, which means one person has a serious ability to compromise another’s wealth, […]