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September 23, 2018
Animal Gods and Gods of the Animals
Xenophanes said that horses would worship Gods that look like horses. But some of our...
September 18, 2018
Why Would Anyone Take an Oath to a God?
Taking oaths is among the most serious and most personal of personal religious decisions you’ll...
September 13, 2018
Their Ways Are Not Our Ways: A Warning And A Call
I have a message for those who feel the call to mystical and ecstatic practice,...
July 31, 2018
Do Gods Disappear When Their Worship Ceases?
What do you say to someone who argues that widespread conversion to Christianity means their...
July 19, 2018
8 Things to do for Lughnasadh as a Solitary Pagan
Many traditional activities for Lughnasadh are designed for large groups, but many Pagans are solitary...
July 15, 2018
What It Means to be On the Side of the Gods
It is incredibly presumptive to assume the Gods are on our side. If we find...
June 19, 2018
Awareness and Context in Contemporary Polytheism
There is a hunger for the first-hand experience of the Gods. But in order to...
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...
March 27, 2018
A Chorus of Ravens at the Hill of Tara
The Hill of Tara is the seat of the ancient high kings of Ireland. It...
February 27, 2018
The Morrigan Calls More Than Warriors
“What does the Morrigan want with me? I’m not a warrior.”
January 25, 2018
Why I Don’t Like Sexy Morrigan Imagery
Bowdlerizing ancient stories and statues is just as wrong as trying to turn a Battle...
November 14, 2017
The Mead Tenders Who Weren’t There
Earlier this year I was part of an Otherworldly journey and I was explicitly told...
November 12, 2017
Under the Ancient Oaks: Devotion to Night
Under the Ancient Oaks, the video series. This month we’re doing something different. This is...
October 15, 2017
Under the Ancient Oaks: Cernunnos
In this episode of Under the Ancient Oaks – The Video Series, I’m joined by...
August 03, 2017
Negotiating With the Gods
If a deity calls you and you don’t want to serve, you have several options....
August 01, 2017
Am I Hearing a God or Am I Going Crazy?
If you’re drowning, get mental health care. But if you were swimming yesterday and today...
July 30, 2017
When You Hear The Call of The Morrigan
People are craving knowledge of the Morrigan. They yearn for direct experience of her. They...
July 20, 2017
The Victory of Lugh
Lugh spoke to the Tuatha De Danann and put strength in them, so that each...
July 13, 2017
The Leadership of Lugh – A Response To Oppression
When the Tuatha De Danann first came to Ireland they were oppressed by the Fomorians,...
July 11, 2017
An Oath to the Morrigan
What happens after you find a God? Sometimes we’re called to priesthood. Sometimes they just...
July 09, 2017
Is This The Same God?
Rather than stacking up the similarities and differences between Cernunnos and Pashupati and trying to...
July 06, 2017
The Coming of Lugh
Perhaps one of the reasons more people don’t celebrate Lughnasadh is simply that they don’t...
June 29, 2017
How Old Are The Gods and Why Does It Matter?
How old are the Gods? I don’t know. But I do know this: contemplating the...
June 27, 2017
The Birth of Lugh
Jason Mankey calls Lughnasadh “the ugly-duckling of sabbats.” I don’t like that, but Jason is...
May 29, 2017
Knowing the Gods Are Real is Not What Makes Them Real
Expanding our understanding of reality beyond the literal is a good and necessary thing. Interconnections...
May 21, 2017
Portrait of a Priesthood
The story – or as much of it as can be told – of this...
April 23, 2017
Beltane – The Coming of the Gods
The Tuatha De Danann had to fight to make a home in Ireland. I do...
April 13, 2017
The Authority of the Gods
The older I get the more I realize just how much I don’t know. If...
April 09, 2017
Feeling Small in the Presence of the Gods
Feeling small in Nature isn’t the result of some artificial hierarchy – in the immensities...
February 23, 2017
The Wisdom of the Forest God – A Pilgrimage into the Woods
The woods have always been a magical place for me, and my recent pilgrimage to...
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