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…]

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…]