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Under the Ancient Oaks

In Praise of the Wheel of the Year

Even if you don’t think a series of holidays from Iron Age Britain has anything to do with your life in the 21st century, marking the changing seasons is one of the most effective ways to stay connected to Nature, the source of our lives.

Greening the Spirit

Living in the Here and Now

For some people, the retirement years are the most productive. They feel free to be completely who they are 24/7 and do not have to be constrained by social norms. But we also have to recognize that time passes very quickly, and the pace appears to speed up the older we get. In the lead up to the season’s change at the Equinox, it is good to take stock of where we are. Are we in a good place in our lives? Do we have a forward direction? Are we earnestly seeking to know and manifest our True Will?

Paths Through the Forests

In a World of Floods & Droughts – There is A Solution.

With flash floods, record breaking daily rainfalls, severe droughts alongside more broken records this summer, it seems that there is no end to these natural disasters. The truth is there is a solution and there are already places that have seen these disasters come to an end.

Pagan Families

Where Babies Come From: A Heathen View

Learn more about the Heathen concept of Wyrd, and how it relates to birth, children, and reincarnation.

Staff of Asclepius

Drawing Strength from Nature: by Tara “Masery” Miller

One way I draw strength from nature is by communing with animal totems, everything from reptiles to arachnids. I'll share my stories and hope you'll share yours as well.

Agora/Wyrd Words

Wyrd Words: GENOCIDE – Whose Tool is it?

There is an entire population of people that are being systematically EXTERMINATED, and these various conservative media outlets have proven that they only care so long as this genocide can be used to further their agendas. These outlets are able to present two apparently contradictory stories to the same audience and use both to support their actual goals, because the average American consumer has simply decided that they no longer care about facts.

A Sense of Place

Missing The Forest

Sometimes Forests need trees to hide them.

Raise the Horns

The Morrigan, War, & How We See our Gods

One challenge of modern polytheism is understanding the old gods, both the ways they were understood historically and the ways they exist in the modern world. One goddess who often presents such a challenge is the Irish war goddess the Morrigan. A guest post by Morgan Daimler.

Sermons from the Mound

Walking away from Omelas

Have you read Ursula Le Guin's classic short story, The ones who walk away from Omelas?Omelas is a privileged city, almost a utopia, apart from the one thing that enables its citizens to lead full, happy, and carefree lives - and that one thing is what makes many people walk away from Omelas.Would you walk away from Omelas? Or would you consider that the bargain is justified?

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