Pagan Philosophy, Pagan Ethics

Dr. Brendan Myers

My thoughts on Brendan Myers’ presentations on Pagan philosophy and Pagan ethics at last weekend’s OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering. [Read more...]

Be Careful Who You Pretend To Be

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We become what we do. We become what we tell ourselves we are. We become what we pretend to be. If we pretend to be harmless suburbanites, sooner or later we will be harmless suburbanites. [Read more...]

OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering

Seven Sisters Oak

Last weekend was the inaugural OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering at Fontainebleau State Park on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana. About 40 Bards, Ovates, Druids, and guests participated in the camp, which carried the theme “making Druidry your own.” [Read more...]

Can We Trust the Gods?

West Coast of Ireland - 2014

Some Pagans act as if the Gods are our kindly grandparents. Others act as if the Gods are as deadly and unpredictable as rattlesnakes. Can we trust Them? These are the thoughts and experiences of one polytheist. [Read more...]

Are There Moral Facts?

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Justin P. McBrayer did a good job of driving traffic to the New York Times website with a cheap shot on public schools and pearl-clutching on moral relativism. Children need all the help they can get in learning to separate fact from opinion – and they need to be taught how to live virtuously. [Read more...]

Alliances With the Spirit World

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Like our human alliances, our alliances with the spirit world are best when they’re built on a firm foundation of honesty and reciprocity. They require constant attention. They’re a lot of work. They can be a lot of bother.
They can also be extremely rewarding. [Read more...]

Ostara – A Solitary Ritual

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Many Pagans maintain solitary practices. Even if you work with a group, sometimes you can’t be with them for one reason or another. Here’s an Ostara ritual for celebrating Spring and new beginnings, suitable for a solitary setting. [Read more...]

Between the Worlds 2015 – A Call To Action

moderator Michael G. Smith, Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki, Ivo Dominguez, Jr., Christopher Penczak, Katrina Messenger, Byron Ballard, and T. Thorn Coyle

Put 350 Pagans, Heathens, Druids, Magicians, Witches, and various other esoteric practitioners together in a (nearly) snow-bound conference center for four days and what do you get? A mighty call to action. [Read more...]


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