Kali is Hindu, and Glorious – Opposition To Her In Depiction And Practice, Not So Much

Earlier this week I was reading through some academic articles of a few decades ago speaking about particular forms of Devi – and Tantrik ritual elements. Now, here’s the thing … these articles, one in particular, were rather … heavily negative. Saying the most choler-raising things about how these spheres were barbaric and savage, and […]

Kali is Hindu, and Glorious – Opposition To Her In Depiction And Practice, Not So Much

The Names of Mary (Mother of God): A Polytheistic View

In “Birthing the Holy,” Christine Valters Paintner lists the names of Mary, the Mother of God. To the Polytheistic eye, these titles of Mary speak to Her being a Goddess. The names remind me of the many titles given to Fortuna or Venus. However, in the Monotheistic religions, Mary is not Divine but is higher […]

The Names of Mary (Mother of God): A Polytheistic View

Who was Isis before She was Isis?

Back in 1962, an English archeologist named Peter Ucko wrote a landmark work entitled The Interpretation of Anthropomorphic Figurines. It challenged the idea that all these mainly-female figurines that many of us are fond of as ancient Goddess images are Goddess images at all. Instead, he saw them as toys or concubine grave images or […]

Who was Isis before She was Isis?

Brian Philip Calusky (Piledriver)

The last member of the Wrecking Crew seen in the She-Hulk: Attorney at Law trailer is also the one who underwent the most drastic changes. Not only Piledriver is definitely smaller than his comicbook counterpart (like all his teammates are), not only he’s not a blonde Caucasian man anymore (all the others changed ethnicity as […]

Brian Philip Calusky (Piledriver)

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The Legacy of Carol P. Christ: “MERMAID, GODDESS OF THE SEA”

This was originally posted on November 4, 2013 On the recent Goddess Pilgrimage to Crete, I visited the Historical Museum in Heraklion where I saw a … The Legacy of Carol P. Christ: “MERMAID, GODDESS OF THE SEA”

The Legacy of Carol P. Christ: “MERMAID, GODDESS OF THE SEA”

The Divine Family Of Lord Shiva Sheltered In Demon-Hide – A Parable For Mahadev’s Miraculous Transmutation Of Difficulties To Boons

It’s the last Monday night of the Shaivite Holy Month of Shravan Maas tonight, and I’ve had this image upon my mind. The sage Manasataramgini captioned it thusly: “Rudra’s clan all huddled in an elephant hide for the cold Himalayan night”. I think that’s a pretty touching description. And most definitely apt. Yet in truth […]

The Divine Family Of Lord Shiva Sheltered In Demon-Hide – A Parable For Mahadev’s Miraculous Transmutation Of Difficulties To Boons