This week we talk with Rhyd Wildermuth, author of Being Pagan. We talk about paganism, animism, religion, the Enlightenment, and about reconnecting with the nature around us in the ruins of our rational and industrial world.
Rhyd’s thinking goes against the secular narrative that dominates today — that we western people live in some sort of special period of history, that’ve we’ve progressed away from our primitive past and moved on to a more rational age. A lot of people laugh at paganism but Rhyd points out that paganism feels like the most baseline and natural way of thinking about and relating to the world around us.
Check out Rhyd’s Being Pagan, a unique book that melds animism with a kind of Marxist materialism. Subscribe to his Substack and check out a course he teaches on paganism.
—Evgenia and Yasha
Want to know more? We recorded a few eps on related topics…