Unraveling Revelation: Thyatira – The Lax Church

November 18, 2019

Thyatira was a town dominated by craftsmens’ guilds, and to have a career you needed to belong to a guild—and worship its patron deity. We discuss comparisons of Thyatira to the medieval church between 606 and 1517 AD.

New York Times Normalizes Witches

October 30, 2019

Just in time for Halloween, the New York Times has run a puff piece on a woman who calls herself an “ordinary” woman—who just happens to have an altar in her home with moon pendants, candles, crystals, and an idol of the goddess Diana.

SciFriday: Dark Side of the Moon

January 4, 2019

China’s Chang’e 4 lunar probe has landed on the far side of the moon. We discuss the mission, the moon’s role in pagan religion, and the practice of scientists drawing on pagan religion to name objects in space and scientific missions.

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