The provocative quote attacking “enemies of the Craft” identifies a real problem but proposes an ineffective solution. Instead, let’s build strong practices, strong traditions, and strong groups. Depth and power will always stand out. Read more

Most traditional activities for Beltane are designed for large groups or for couples, but many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. Here are eight things you can do to celebrate Beltane as a solitary. Read more

As powerful as my ecstatic experiences of the Gods have been, they’re not the core of my religion. The core is embodying the virtues of the Gods and manifesting Their values in this world. First-hand experience is a means to that end, not the end itself. Read more

Unconditional belief not only isn’t required, it isn’t advised. If you feel you must believe unconditionally, ask yourself why. But wanting to believe isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Read more

This is the first guest post in almost 10 years of Under the Ancient Oaks. Please give a warm welcome to Morgan Milburn as she shares her story of her pilgrimage to Kildare. Read more

Subtle magic can be powerful magic. It takes root and grows, often below the surface where it can’t be seen. And then one day it bursts into the open and something that seemed trivial at the time becomes critically important. Read more

The deepest questions we’ve had so far for the Q&A: duotheism, triple goddesses, and the three worlds, the Shining Ones, the hierarchy of the Gods, and what to do when you have to uproot a seedling. Read more

Damh the Bard said that following an established religion is ordering off the menu and developing your own spirituality is cooking for yourself. I like that metaphor. But too many people walk into the Kitchen of the Gods and walk out with a baloney sandwich, because it’s all they know how to make. Read more

27 years of modern Druid processions have worn a path into the ancient grounds of Bryn Celli Ddu. Is this a bad thing? Or is it the good and proper result of the interaction of a living place with the people who love her? Read more

Rathcroghan is one of the ancient royal sites of Ireland. Its large mound – Rath Cruachan – is the home of the legendary Queen Medb, and the Cave of the Cats – Oweynagat – is the home of the Morrigan. I had high expectations for our visit, and I was not disappointed. Read more

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