I believe most everyone wants to be a hero in their heart but struggle with social consequences. A hero is one who discards those willingly, to do right. Read more

There are many kinds of Druids, and we come from different places and we approach our Druidry in many different, varied, and beautiful ways. I have come to understand one thing that they have in common: a profound love for Nature and the Earth. Read more

Noble Spirits, Honored Dead, Shining Gods, we call to you as our Kin, meet us at the boundary! Read more

At Winter solstice, the universal theme is the increase and acceleration toward darkness and the loss of light. The gods of light and warmth, or a god of samos energy are slain, killed, or retreats. Read more

Wherever Indo-European paganism was carried, this ideology was carried. When everything else change, this didn’t. That means it is the most important underlying ideology. Read more

How to Read This This is an instruction. This is something you say. What you’ll need Cauldron, Quaich or cup filled with drink 1 offering and a way to make it (fire, bowl, etc) 1 candle 1 bowl or cauldron of water 1 coin Opening Prayer His harp, Four-Angled Music: it guides me, His club, Lorg Mór, protects me, His cauldron, it fulfills me, as I pray and offer to Him. May my devotion be done in Duty and Truth. Bíodh sé… Read more

Can you just take a prayer and replace the names and epithets of god with the names and epithets of your own god? In some cases yes, in some cases no. Read more

One of the important tasks that we undertake as Pagans is to honor the Earth Mother, and I feel that it is appropriate to do this work every day. While I think that the Earth Mother – in her many faces and phases – is able to take care of herself, it is a good demonstration of our devotion and of our piety to do something for her every day. Read more

Something close to keening at the sight of the lighting of the fire rang out and my heart sank. It was really moving, and we began with nine blasts of the war horn that echoed across the land. Read more

The Sea, ultimately the source for the waters in the well, is one of the realms in ADF, along with the Land and the Sky. We envision that the waters of the well extend into the earth and that the well, in a ritual context, provides a gateway to the Ancestors, which are one of our Kindreds. Read more

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