Tarot Daily Dot Decoder, July 29, 2014

credible hulk

Astute readers of this blog, all 3 of you, will note that some days I use images that are not Tarot. That’s because there are only 78 cards in the deck, and 365 days in the year. So I stretch it out with other stuff, like this image I got off Twitter from @MaggiePriceless.

A rational, skeptical mind in a Pagan worldview may seem like a contradiction, but I think it is more an accommodation to the fact that our understanding is limited, and none of us will ever have all the answers.

“J.B.S. Haldane, at the end of a famous essay, wrote: ‘Now my own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose. I suspect there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of, or can be dreamed of, in any philosophy.’

I pasted this quote from a site run by someone called ElysianMoonWhite, so there.

Margot Adler, journalist, author and Pagan, found a home in the Unitarian Church. She was an adviser to the board of Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans and she spoke at Rowe Camp some years ago. She said, as best I recollect, “the challenge of our time is reconciling the rational and the mystical.”

Margot Adler was a model of how to live a life dedicated to truth and objectivity, and how to stay true to your own spiritual calling without apologies. A lovely tribute to her is posted on Daily Kos today. She was badly needed, badly missed, and my sympathies go to her son, who lost his parents too soon.

And for Margot Adler in her own words, link here.

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