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August 12th, 2004

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09:20 am - Epiphany. . .
I think we made a mistake allowing Triumph of the Moon onto the Dedicant reading list, but I'm not completely certain yet.

I suspect that once I finish it, my recommendation is going to be to remove it as soon as we find something better.

I'm so not using the word "moon" in the title of any book I write on Paganism.
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Date:August 12th, 2004 01:09 pm (UTC)
Personally, I think the heart of Postmodernism is the concept that there is no boundary between the observer and the observed. In many ways, it is a holistic movement. And it's not just in art that it is used. In current day anthropology, Postmodernism is a major touchstone as it demands the observer acknowledge that they affect the culture they observe, and furthermore, it affects them too. Objectivity is a path, not a destination, as no one can truly achieve it.

Postmodernism is certainly a central part of the current Neo-Pagan movement today. Much as us recons try and strive to rebuild the religions of our ancestors, ultimately, we are parthenogenic, giving birth to religions without any direct connection with the past. As such, we create religions that are a reflection of what is in us, as much as we strive to model what little we know of the religions of our ancestors. Recons are not assembling a puzzle, we are the puzzle, with pieces that are shaped by our past religious experience, our peers, our society, our history, our hopes & fears, our fantasies, and hope to make something better than what we have had before.


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