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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 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 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 02, 2018
Support The Wild Hunt – It’s the Liberal Thing to Do
The majority of Pagans are political liberals of one flavor or another who believe we...
March 01, 2018
5 Bad Reasons to Become a Pagan
Many different people come into Paganism for many different reasons. That doesn’t mean all of...
February 25, 2018
Conversations Under the Oaks: February Q&A
Here are the questions and answers for this month’s Conversations Under the Oaks, a new...
February 13, 2018
Friends Are Too Precious To Throw Away
When I was seven years old I didn’t have enough friends. Or really, any friends....
February 08, 2018
Cherish Your Normals: You Need Them (And They Need You)
Let’s accept people for who and what they are, even if they’re weird – and...
February 06, 2018
Facts and Reason are Good, but Experience is Necessary
If there’s one primary theme running through almost 10 years of blogging at Under the...
February 01, 2018
One Year Later: The Lessons of P-exit
As much as most of us would like to forget about last year’s mass exodus...
January 23, 2018
What I Can Do For You as a Priest, and What I Can’t
Perhaps your Pagan tradition doesn’t need priests. Most do, including mine. But being a priest...
January 14, 2018
Cults of Personality Must Die
If someone insists you treat them like a celebrity, that’s their fault. If you do...
January 02, 2018
2018: A New Year’s Divination
Here’s a look into 2018. For me, divination is less prediction and more like turning...
December 12, 2017
The Winter Solstice: What Needs To Be Born?
As we celebrate the Solstice, let us consider the state of the world and how...
December 05, 2017
My Top 10 Pagan Albums of All Time
I’m not a music critic or historian, and this isn’t a list of the “best”...
December 04, 2017
New Feature: Monthly Q&A / “Ask Me Anything”
Last week’s poll has closed and the results are clear: there’s more than enough interest...
November 21, 2017
Gratitude Cannot Be Demanded
As we approach Thanksgiving, let us remember that gratitude is good when you’re being grateful...
October 26, 2017
Reclaiming Civilization: A Case For Optimism For The Future Of Humanity
Brendan Myers’ new book Reclaiming Civilization is not perfect, but it does an excellent job...
October 24, 2017
Pragmatism Is Necessary But Not Sufficient – A Pagan Interfaith Approach
Kimberly Kirner’s post on Pragmatism and Outcomes-Oriented Religion made a strong case for an interfaith...
October 22, 2017
I’m Supporting The Wild Hunt Again This Year
I’ve supported The Wild Hunt every year since they first moved from a one-person operation,...
October 17, 2017
It Ain’t Necessarily So: Five Falsehoods in the Pagan Community
It didn’t take long to come up with five things I hear on a regular...
October 03, 2017
Beware Teachers Who Only Have Students
Pagan teachers have an awesome responsibility, a responsibility that’s too great to be entrusted to...
August 16, 2017
10 Things I Need To Say About Charlottesville
I’m not going to try to write a full analysis on Charlottesville, but there are...
August 15, 2017
Talking to Kids About Charlottesville
Your response will not be perfect – mine certainly wasn’t. But that will pale in...
July 26, 2017
5 Things I Learned At Mystic South
Mystic South 2017 was an amazing, magical, memorable event. I’m so glad I was there....
June 08, 2017
Fighting Words Are Not Free Speech
There is no right to not be offended and offensive speech is still free speech....
June 04, 2017
Playing the Grand Game When You’re Not A Great Power
This is not the future we wanted. Most of us simply want to live good...
May 18, 2017
Texas Adoption Discrimination Bill – It’s Complicated
“A governmental entity or any person that … operates under governmental authority to refer or...
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