Whereas the participants in Pamplona are seeking to create a display of their physical and mental toughness, the people participating in the bull ritual in Ujjain are seeking forgiveness through submission. Instead of running away from the bulls, they wait for them. [...]
If the function of third parties is to keep idealism out of the political mainstream, what are idealists to do? [...]
Are there more Norse in Australia than in Sweden?
That’s what the results of the Worldwide Heathen Census show so far. There are also more self-described “heathens” in Brazil than in Sweden.
Curious. Brazil is a country that many Nazis moved to after World War II – a fact made famous by the novel The [...]
Once, a viking botched a stealthy attack on a camp of Scots when he stepped onto the sharp thorny leaf of a thistle and howled in pain. In my own garden, this stinging plant attracts small animals with stingers of their own. [...]
Your data may be impressively big, but wisdom does not just fall out of it, any more than wisdom just falls out of the night sky. [...]
Go beyond religions that post material about themselves online. Let’s begin to explore this issue: What is the religion of the Internet? [...]
In the soil, under the branches, I found earthworms. [...]
Weed, wildflower, free birdfeeder, or something else?
What’s this texture? Hint: It’s not an echidna.