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Do the Gods Exist? by Michael York

Can they be found sitting somewher on thrones or perhaps in the thrones of physical embrace with one of us mere but lucky mortals? Perhaps sometimes is the answer. But whatever they are, they belong in part if not in essence to the supernatural, the preternatural or the superempirical. In other words, the vector of possibility allows them to manifest to us but not for us to access them in any direct or demonstrable manner. The nonempirical is simply beyond the natural world which we can approach, measure and test through science. This is not to say that it simply does not exist but that it exists differently. If this were not so, it would not be the magical otherworld that it is. Continue reading Do the Gods Exist? by Michael York

The Akha People a report by Matthew McDaniel

The Akha tribe lives in the North of Tailand. Up to now, the people of Akha have preserved their unique ethnic culture and faith. They are now feeling great pressure from Christian missionaires. The people of Akha are constantly under the threat of disappearance. Mathew McDaniel lives with them and tries to help them. He also keeps the members of WCER informed about the news and events affecting the Akha people through the internet. The information we get demonstrates the actual tragedy created by the disturbance of a living traditional culture. Here is one of his latest reports. Continue reading The Akha People a report by Matthew McDaniel

Earth is our Mother a paper by P. Parameswaran President, Vivekananda Kendra, Kenyakumar, Bharat (India)

Written for the 2nd Conference of the WCER

I consider it a privilege to present a paper in this international conference, representing Hinduism and also Vivekananda Kendra – a spiritually oriented institution and a dynamic movement established to commemmorate the memory of Swami Vivekananda and to translate his world-vision into practice. Continue reading Earth is our Mother a paper by P. Parameswaran President, Vivekananda Kendra, Kenyakumar, Bharat (India)

Paganism as a Metagrid of the Future a paper by Prof. Lokesh Chandra Written for the 2nd Conference of the WCER

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica (15th edition, 1979) defines paganism as “practices and beliefs that are incompatible with monotheism; it thus often designates what is neither Christian, Jewish nor Islamic”. In positive terms Paganism is a seeking of the symbols of consciousness, a way to wisdom, a resonating integrity of the multiple. Continue reading Paganism as a Metagrid of the Future a paper by Prof. Lokesh Chandra Written for the 2nd Conference of the WCER

A speech by Koenraad Logghe given at the 2nd Conference of WCER, August 11, 1999

Dear spiritual sisters and brethren

One year after we gathered in Vilnius, we are now together in Telsiai. One year of experience, one year of searching, of comparing ideas, one year of – sometimes heavy – discussions, one year of friendship, one year of efforts to see how we could collaborate. Some persons have worked very hard to realise a dream that many of us have. Continue reading A speech by Koenraad Logghe given at the 2nd Conference of WCER, August 11, 1999

Interview with Jormundur Ingi by Denis Dornoy March 7, 1999, Antwerpen, Belgium

Who are you?

I was born in Iceland, in 1940. /…/ By the time I was seventeen, I was speculating on Asatro, or I decided when I was seventeen that I was Asatrua. This had just haunted me all my life. I just wanted to be Asatrua. I haven’t the fainted idea why, because both my parents, my grandparents and my great-grandmother – they all looked at themselves as Christians. Continue reading Interview with Jormundur Ingi by Denis Dornoy March 7, 1999, Antwerpen, Belgium

Paganism or the rediscovery of Identity by Jormundur Ingi, at Pagan Conference in Antverpen, March 7th, 1999

Paganism or the rediscovery of Identity by Jormundur Ingi, Allherjarsgodi of the Asatru Felagidh, Iceland presented at Pagan Conference in Antverpen, March 7th, 1999

We do not recreate, we rediscover. If we are going to help or support others, we have to start with ourselves. How well have we managed to recreate or rebuild our old ways and customs, this is of course something everybody must answer for him- or her-self. How can we recreate something as fundamental as religion and the customs of our ancestors. Continue reading Paganism or the rediscovery of Identity by Jormundur Ingi, at Pagan Conference in Antverpen, March 7th, 1999