Druid Thoughts: Paganism – 10 Signs You’re Doing It Wrong!

It's not about who has the biggest wand, really it isn't. Image via fanpop.com.

We spend a lot of time questioning each other’s Paganism, arguing about who and what is most authentic, and fretting about who is not a ‘proper’ Pagan. I offer this list as an attempt at sanity around the subject, and with tongue just a little bit in cheek. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Paganism, Druidry and Religion

Nimue Brown

Most Pagans do not come along seeking to look like they belong to a religion. Most are fleeing the conformity and surface of religion in the hopes of finding something deeper. How do we do that? [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Pagan Author, Christian Characters

Hopeless Maine Vol. 2

It’s a shame that someone seeing ‘Druid’ in my autobiography would assume that means ‘hates Christians’. The track record of relations between Pagans and Christians is not what it might be. I live in hope that will change in my lifetime. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Plastic Pagan Gurus

Plastic Wizard (Rincewind) by jimd2007 (flickr.com)

On the surface, Plastic Pagan Gurus are convincing. They appear to be everything we want Pagan leaders to be, and they play to those desires. It can take a long time to realise that you’re being sold a pile of nothing wrapped in PR. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Pagan Portals

Spirituality without Structure

Introducing Pagan Portals from Moon Books: focused introductions to particular areas of Paganism, including Nimue Brown’s new SPIRITUALITY WITHOUT STRUCTURE. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Gratitude for Community

Nimue Brown

When I have been hurt and lost, my community has brought soft words of encouragement. When I have not known where I belonged, people from my community made a point of telling me that I was wanted. When I have not been able to see what the point of anything was, people from my community have helped me find a sense of worth and purpose. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: All Hallows Read

Girl Reading Ghost Story

Creepy books put us in touch with fear and death without pushing those torture-porn buttons. While high levels of horror can leave you a tad cold blooded and desensitised if you aren’t careful, a good creepy read is all about letting small, manageable amounts of fear in. [Read more...]


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