The Call of the Morrigan is Louder and More Urgent

All that studying, organizing, and training She’s been telling us to do? This is why – to prepare us for now. I don’t feel ready, but you never feel ready for something this big. If we are wise, clever, and determined – and just a bit lucky – we will win. [Read more…]

When You Can’t Experience the Gods for Yourself

The unmediated, first-hand experience of a God is an awesome and humbling thing. But your value as a person and your authenticity as a polytheist are not dependent on your ability to have these experiences. [Read more…]

Alliances With The Gods – A Case For Strange Bedfellows

Some of us have found great meaning in the service of the Gods. If you cannot do the same, I encourage you to make Them your strange bedfellows. [Read more…]

The Gods Are Getting Impatient

I’m hearing a lot of “why isn’t this done yet?” in my divination and oracular work. The Gods may have infinite life, but They do not have infinite patience. [Read more…]

The Love of the Gods

We must be careful to avoid bringing baggage from a previous religion into our polytheism, and to avoid assuming we are the primary interests of the Gods. But the Gods are mighty and virtuous beings, and love is perhaps the greatest of virtues. [Read more…]

When the Gods Just Don’t Care

There are times when we expect Gods we know and serve to help us out, to make it better, or at least to reassure us that it will all work out in the end. Sometimes They do that. And sometimes the Gods just don’t care. [Read more…]

Building Polytheist Community – Put the Gods at the Center

My presentation from Friday’s “Building Polytheist Community” panel discussion at the Many Gods West conference in Olympia, Washington. [Read more…]

When a God Turns You Upside Down

The direct experience of the Gods can be an amazing, fulfilling, path-confirming experience. It can also be an on-going experience of sheer terror. If a God turns you upside down, find someone who understands what’s happened and talk with them. [Read more…]