The first time I met Bill Murray, I was 18 years old and wearing a miserable brown ensemble.
The garments belonged to my mother, and for unknown reasons I had filched them to add to my own wardrobe in New York: a chocolate, polyester blouse, light-washed jeans, and mahogany, backless loafers in the style of re-imagined Mary Janes. I had just moved to the city for college and the independent film I interned for consisted of a tidy editorial crew (Editor, Assistant Editor, and me.) Rather than cool clothes, I outfitted myself with that spirited, blind alacrity only youth affords. I was thrilled to work on a real film—in the [...]
Brian is a 29-year-old clergyman at the Summerland Grove Pagan Church, in Memphis, TN. This is the first in a series of interviews with people who are professionally religious.
What's your faith background and how did your belief system develop?
I discovered paganism when I was 13 years old, watching a Discovery Channel show called Weird Religions. Being a teenager, I was drawn to Wicca and magic and polytheism, and I’d been reading mythology for 5 or 6 years at that point; it was fascinating to see that people were practicing these ancient religions today.
Before that, I hadn’t been raised particularly religious. But my parents [...]
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