Druid Thoughts: Innate Paganism

Black bear mother and cubs "denning." Image via Wikimedia Commons. Public domain.

If you’re like me, you get to the cold, dark, damp days and think, ‘Bloody hell, I could use cheering up.’ Innate Paganism is the simple idea that most human beings respond to the environment in similar ways. [Read more...]

Making Light: Happy Hyperborea!

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If Hallmark made cards for Hyperborea, I might consider sending out holiday cards at midwinter. I want cheesy television specials about Apollo at the North Pole. I want an inflatable baby Dionysos to put in the front lawn. I want a three-month sale on wine and movies, and I want chocolates shaped like bunches of grapes. [Read more...]

Naturalistic Traditions: All Things January

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For places in the northern hemisphere with four seasons, winter has taken hold and the claws of cold grip the land. This month, we remember the Big Bang, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Chief Seattle. [Read more...]

What’s New at Patheos Pagan (Dec. 2012)

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New Pagan blogs, a new Pagan ebook from Patheos Press, calls for contributors, Patheos Pagan at PantheaCon, and more! [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: The Difficult Teachers

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When I look back at the Druids who most influenced my spiritual development, I have to acknowledge a tricky thing: the difficult teachers had the most impact. [Read more...]

Naturalistic Traditions: All Things December

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For places in the northern hemisphere, winter has arrived. Snow pricks your cheeks, and naked branches rattle in the wind. The day of longest darkness, after which the sun begins to return, comes on December 21st as the Winter Solstice. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Once Upon a Time

Lost Bards and Dreamers, by Brynneth Nimue

Tell me a story Of who we are Land we sprang from Of grandparents. Tell me the hope That shapes your path Dreams you nourish Crazy aspirations. Tell me also of failure Disappointment, regret The frail humanity We have in common. Tell me funny tales Of mad cats, moose, Humorous accident Strange juxtapositions. Tell me [Read More...]


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