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June 17, 2018
Paganism Is More Than Belief
Angelo Nasios argues that Hellenism is the culture of the Greeks. Does that mean that...
June 14, 2018
Do You Really Want A Homophobe To Bake Your Wedding Cake?
I would not throw the Masterpiece baker in jail. But neither would I tell the...
June 12, 2018
Conversations Under the Oaks: June Q&A
Welcome to Conversations Under the Oaks, a monthly Q&A feature. This is your chance to...
June 10, 2018
8 Things to do for Summer Solstice as a Solitary Pagan
Many traditional activities for the Summer Solstice are designed for large groups, but many Pagans...
June 07, 2018
The Otherworld in a Dream – 4 Things I Learned
On rare occasions I have dreams that can only be described as prophetic. They have...
June 05, 2018
The Supreme Court is Wrong and What I’m Doing About It
The Supreme Court did not say bakeries can refuse service to same sex couples. The...
June 04, 2018
Druid News: Eimear Burke will be the new Chosen Chief of OBOD
Philip Carr-Gomm announced that he is beginning a two-year transition to step aside as Chosen...
June 03, 2018
Pouring Offerings to the Morrigan in Ireland
Sacred travel is good, but it is not necessary. Experiencing the Gods is a matter...
May 31, 2018
Toward a Common Polytheist Theology
In the last post I said that over time, modern Paganism will settle into three...
May 29, 2018
Paganism Doesn’t Need Unity
We need to stick together where we have common interests, but not on matters of...
May 27, 2018
Paganism in the Dry Season
Dry seasons come to all of us sooner or later. The realities of life intrude...
May 22, 2018
Magic In The Office – 3 Things I Do At Work
I don’t work magic to get results for my employer. I work magic to keep...
May 20, 2018
A Very Careful Prayer
“Be careful what you ask for – you just might get it.” I’m overloaded right...
May 15, 2018
Immigration and Emigration – Where Could You Go If You Had To Leave?
A million Irish people left their homeland during the Great Famine. Some of them are...
May 15, 2018
Trump, Jeffress, and the Jerusalem Embassy – This is Why We Need Separation of Church and State
When an fundamentalist preacher represents the United States at the dedication of a new diplomatic...
May 13, 2018
Animism, Personhood, and Killing to Eat
Do you mindlessly eat what you’ve always been told to eat and mindlessly ridicule those...
May 10, 2018
Conversations Under the Oaks: May Q&A
We have lots of questions this month. How to handle theological disagreements. How to tell...
May 08, 2018
The Value of Chaos
I don’t like chaos. I don’t like risk. Taking risks can make things better, but...
May 06, 2018
The Gods Are Like Water
In a recent podcast, Lonnie Scott said “are the water spirits that make their way...
May 03, 2018
Teetering on the Edge of Chaos
I don’t want people to be fearful. Not because nothing’s coming that can harm us...
May 01, 2018
“They’re Confused” – Why Common Sense Is Often Wrong
Any time “common sense” is invoked, a flashing red light should go off in your...
April 29, 2018
What Shall We Die For?
If our collection of spirit workers, God-bothereds, and other mystics are in agreement that bad...
April 26, 2018
Lord of the Rings: Lessons to Remember, Lessons to Forget
While engaged in a movie marathon – and with current world events never far from...
April 24, 2018
The Storm is Strengthening – Put Your Faith In Deeper Things
We’re a quarter of the way through 2018 and the message I’m getting is: “the...
April 22, 2018
Depth and Power Will Overcome the Enemies of the Craft
The provocative quote attacking “enemies of the Craft” identifies a real problem but proposes an...
April 19, 2018
8 Things To Do For Beltane As a Solitary Pagan
Most traditional activities for Beltane are designed for large groups or for couples, but many...
April 17, 2018
Called, Not Chosen – Building an Inclusive Paganism
As powerful as my ecstatic experiences of the Gods have been, they’re not the core...
April 15, 2018
Is Unconditional Belief Required in Paganism?
Unconditional belief not only isn’t required, it isn’t advised. If you feel you must believe...
April 13, 2018
A Pilgrimage to Kildare
This is the first guest post in almost 10 years of Under the Ancient Oaks....
April 12, 2018
Solas Bhride: A Goddess Speaks Softly in Many Forms
Subtle magic can be powerful magic. It takes root and grows, often below the surface...
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