Posts tagged "david metcalfe"

St. Valentine’s Fallen Face

By David Metcalfe   An urban youth lends no pastoral allure to chalky candy charms and flimsy cardboard tokens. Until, within a sepulchral view of a rose adorned skull, faint echoes of divinatory lots and sympathetic magic are discerned beyond St. Valentine’s fallen face. Wandering beyond mercantile districts, into a dispersed and disputed hagiography, we find him moving...

I Love You, I Do.

We asked our Near and Dear to tell us something about today, the day when we celebrate love--or loss or absence or grief or joy or chocolate or the color red.  Valentine's Day is one of those not-so-holy (or so-holiday) holidays we bump into on the annual calendar, on our way to spring, rebirth and...

Outer Phenomenon and Inner Journey

A review of David Halperin's Journal of a UFO Investigator (Viking, 2011) By David Metcalfe Riddles chased mysteries, were chased by enigmas, around and around my brain. --from Journal of a UFO Investigator On June 24, 1947 the U.S. Air Force pilot Kenneth Arnold witnessed a series of angular, wedge shaped objects skipping like saucers across the sky near...

Pagan Elitism

From Star Foster's recent post at Patheos:
To be an intellectual Pagan is to some degree an elistist thing. The communities that do offer support and sometimes resources are often semi-closed and even secretive. To study Paganism requires not merely dedication and time, but money, proper geography and heart. To enter into a Pagan tradition...