My seasonal allergies mean that at those times of the year I most want to be surrounded by nature, it is difficult, and sometimes impossible, to do so. This irony is a metaphor for an essential conflict at the core of my psyche, between the desire for communion with nature on the one hand and the desire to transcend nature on the other.
It’s a thought-provoking place to poke around, thanks for reposting the link. Pagan paths is an unwieldy topic that you’ve summarized so succinctly. I wish there were more nonwhite people represented in the images (show us the Black Madonna on the Mother and Son page, for example). I also wish that the images of sacred ladies were created by other ladies, so that they would be less reinforcing of the male gaze.
Many, many thanks for bringing Neo-Paganism.org back! Really enjoyed the site before, so happy to look through it again, really resonates with my witchcraft/pagan practices and beliefs. Will recommend it to anyone I know who is interested in paganism or green spirituality. Thank you again!