Portrait of a Priesthood

The story – or as much of it as can be told – of this beautiful and powerful painting by fellow Denton CUUPS member Morgan Milburn. [Read more…]

Beltane – The Coming of the Gods

The Tuatha De Danann had to fight to make a home in Ireland. I do not imagine our struggles will be any easier. But with the skill of Lugh, the strength of the Dagda, and the cunning of the Morrigan, we can prevail. [Read more…]

The Authority of the Gods

The older I get the more I realize just how much I don’t know. If someone else shows they know more than I do, I’m going to listen carefully to what they have to say. This has been my experience with the Gods. [Read more…]

Feeling Small in the Presence of the Gods

Feeling small in Nature isn’t the result of some artificial hierarchy – in the immensities of Nature you are small. Likewise, feeling small in the presence of the Gods helps you respect Their virtues, which in turn helps you live a better life and build a better world here and now. [Read more…]

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 the woods was an amazing experience. But I cannot stay in the woods – there is too much work to be done out here. [Read more…]

Do the Gods Test People?

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that “God” or “Goddess” or “the Universe” is testing me. Interestingly, I’ve never had someone who’s going through a hard time smile and say “it’s OK – it’s just a test from the Gods.” [Read more…]

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…]