Magic is the Revolution

GODS & RADICALS

In attempting to draw out the much needed political message and insights of a pagan theology and metaphysics (here, here, and here) in previous posts I have come to concern myself more fully with a certain difficulty most theology in general, including pagan theology, faces in its application to politics. Put simply, most theology has come to us shining through the lens of monarchical times. We find in it, whether it be monotheistic or otherwise, kings and queens, servants and masters, and generally all the trappings of hidebound hierarchies. I have often argued, primarily in debates with friends or students, that monotheism has unavoidable tendencies that conflict with egalitarian or liberty loving societies. As far back as Plato’s Republic it has been argued that a just society must mirror the structures of cosmic order. If the universe is ruled by one mighty king, lord, etc. why should…

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