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September 25, 2018
Everything Is Important But Everything Can’t Be First
Your main thing isn’t everyone else’s main thing. People who try to manipulate others into...
September 20, 2018
Sitting in a Bland Funeral Thinking About What We Should Do For Our Dead
We’ve all heard someone say “funerals are for the living.” No. This is sacrilege. This...
September 16, 2018
8 Things to do for Mabon as a Solitary Pagan
Many traditional activities for Mabon are designed for large groups, but many Pagans are solitary...
August 23, 2018
Which Pagan Path Should I Follow?
What do you do when a “shaman” tells you that Pan is watching over your...
August 21, 2018
Finding Your Spiritual Path Later In Life
How can someone move past the feeling of being behind if they start their Pagan...
August 12, 2018
Becoming Invincible: Overcoming Fear Through Reason and Experience
We live in fearful times – or so we’re told. Politicians attempt to exploit our...
July 29, 2018
Why We Make Oaths
Someone asked why we should make oaths, since “life will make you break every oath...
July 26, 2018
Developing Second Sight Through First Sight
Author Terry Pratchett said First Sight is when you can see what's really there, not...
July 05, 2018
Discernment: Distilling the Truth from our Pagan Experiences
Discernment is the ability to judge well. It keeps us from jumping to conclusions that...
July 03, 2018
Preparing For Pagan Priesthood
There is no universal answer to the question of how to prepare for Pagan priesthood...
June 29, 2018
10 Years Under the Ancient Oaks
On June 29, 2008 a new blog entered the world – this one. My goal...
June 07, 2018
The Otherworld in a Dream – 4 Things I Learned
On rare occasions I have dreams that can only be described as prophetic. They have...
May 27, 2018
Paganism in the Dry Season
Dry seasons come to all of us sooner or later. The realities of life intrude...
May 22, 2018
Magic In The Office – 3 Things I Do At Work
I don’t work magic to get results for my employer. I work magic to keep...
May 20, 2018
A Very Careful Prayer
“Be careful what you ask for – you just might get it.” I’m overloaded right...
May 08, 2018
The Value of Chaos
I don’t like chaos. I don’t like risk. Taking risks can make things better, but...
April 24, 2018
The Storm is Strengthening – Put Your Faith In Deeper Things
We’re a quarter of the way through 2018 and the message I’m getting is: “the...
April 19, 2018
8 Things To Do For Beltane As a Solitary Pagan
Most traditional activities for Beltane are designed for large groups or for couples, but many...
April 08, 2018
Learning to Cook in the Kitchen of the Gods
Damh the Bard said that following an established religion is ordering off the menu and...
March 20, 2018
Developing Power in Paganism and Witchcraft
Power is necessary, and power is corrupting. Power can be used to build a better...
March 18, 2018
Building Your Own Liturgical Calendar
If you’re lucky enough to belong to a tradition that already has a liturgical calendar,...
March 04, 2018
Under the Ancient Oaks: Daily Prayer For Pagans
Under the Ancient Oaks, the video series. This month I’m joined by ADF Druid Lauren...
February 18, 2018
Fear, Experience, and Becoming Invincible
There’s been a lot of garbage written about fear over the years. People claim fear...
January 28, 2018
9 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was A New Pagan
A scan through my private journals turned up a list of things I really wish...
January 21, 2018
Integrity is Complicated: Breaking a Promise From Your Old Religion
In the realm of religion we frequently find ourselves in situations where integrity makes conflicting...
January 16, 2018
No More Crayon Drawings on the Refrigerators of Mount Olympus
Early on the Gods seem happy we’re acknowledging Them and reaching out to Them. But...
January 09, 2018
Meditation: A Pagan Approach to a Universal Practice
Meditation is most commonly associated with Buddhism, but it is practiced in every religion and...
January 04, 2018
The Ethics of Praying For Others
Praying for others is a good thing, but doing it ethically requires that we do...
December 19, 2017
The Pagan Practice of Prayer
Many Pagans have a difficult relationship with prayer due to poor examples in a previous...
November 30, 2017
For What We Want Most, There Is A Cost To Be Paid
Some of us are called to go off the map in our devotional and magical...
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