You have arrived at the Stone of Destiny, a blog dedicated to what I am calling “musings of a polytheistic nature.” Specifically my goal here is to do what we all do, to examine the universe around us, but from a perspective outside that which is normally seen in our culture (i.e. the monotheist v. atheist axis).
Alternative spiritual beliefs (and in particular the various flavors of modern paganism) currently make up one of the fastest growing spiritual movements in the western world. And yet we are still only a small fraction of the overall marketplace of ideas. My own particular focus, is in Traditional Celtic Polytheism, which comprises an even smaller slice of that pie, but as more and more of us make ourselves heard, it seems clear to me that those numbers are growing. As they continue to do so, our voices and opinions will become more important within the community at large. And so, this attempt to add my own small voice to that growing chorus.
A big part of making ourselves heard and respected is, I believe, being up front about who we are. My name is Shaun Paul. I was born in Los Angeles, California but have lived most of my life in Texas. I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Arlington with a minor in English Literature. I have more hobbies and interests than I have time or money. I work in a large metal box where I spend most of my time wishing I was outside in the fresh air with a good book and a fresh cup of tea.
While I was raised nominally Catholic, my parents were forward thinking enough to allow me the freedom to explore on my own the religious options around me (an opportunity given to too few children and one for which I am eternally grateful). I’ve wandered several spiritual paths over the years but have always come home again to the gods of my Celtic ancestors. Recently I have dedicated myself more fully to walking the path of the Draoí (Irish for Druid). I have a long way yet to go toward that goal.
The things that I write here are but individual stepping stones along the way. The path is winding and unpredictable. If it has wound your way, I invite you to walk with me for a spell. I am always glad of good company!