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September 06, 2018
Preparing For Pilgrimage
Travel is good in and of itself. Pilgrimage is sacred travel, for a sacred purpose....
June 03, 2018
Pouring Offerings to the Morrigan in Ireland
Sacred travel is good, but it is not necessary. Experiencing the Gods is a matter...
May 15, 2018
Immigration and Emigration – Where Could You Go If You Had To Leave?
A million Irish people left their homeland during the Great Famine. Some of them are...
April 13, 2018
A Pilgrimage to Kildare
This is the first guest post in almost 10 years of Under the Ancient Oaks....
April 03, 2018
Rathcroghan and the Cave of the Morrigan
Rathcroghan is one of the ancient royal sites of Ireland. Its large mound – Rath...
March 29, 2018
Lough Gur in a Driving Rain
Lough Gur is a lake south of Limerick with numerous sites of interest to Pagans...
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...
March 25, 2018
A Visit to Fourknocks – An Adventure in Four Parts
A visit to the 5000 year old passage tomb of Fourknocks, including a key we...
March 22, 2018
12 Days in Ireland and Wales
I’m back from a trip to Ireland and Wales that was both a vacation and...
September 19, 2017
Travel Is Good For the Soul – Including Travel Beyond the Veil
Travel is an educational and life-expanding activity and I highly recommend it. And, the same...
March 09, 2017
Listening to the Dead at a Civil War Battlefield
620,000 people died in the Civil War because the world changed and some refused to...
June 23, 2016
Go Somewhere While You Still Can
If you’re telling yourself you can’t afford to travel, my suggestion is to shut up...
May 05, 2016
Knowth and Dowth
Knowth and Dowth are beautiful and powerful places that connect us to our ancestors and...
May 03, 2016
Not Everything Belongs in a Museum
Like so much in our society, the fact that museums have been around for hundreds...
May 01, 2016
Celts and the Gundestrup Cauldron
Seeing the Gundestrup Cauldron with my own eyes was an amazing, magical, holy experience. But...
April 28, 2016
A Pilgrimage to Orkney
I first felt a connection to Orkney during an OBOD meditation ten years ago. It...
May 25, 2015
A Pagan at Donner Pass
We treat Nature as something other, something to be conquered and exploited, never remembering that...
November 23, 2014
The Pyramids of Uxmal
It’s easy – and satisfying – to judge our ancestors by modern standards. Some times...
August 17, 2014
Pilgrimage and Convocation
Until fairly recently, travel was long, hard, expensive, and dangerous. Yet there has always been...
April 10, 2014
Nine Things I Think
Nine Things I Think – England, Wales and Ireland Edition: food in England, beer in...
April 01, 2014
Anglesey was a center of Druidry in ancient times and the site of the infamous...
March 30, 2014
The 5000 year old passage tomb of Newgrange is beautiful and moving. It calls me...
March 27, 2014
A Journey To The Isles
A recent trip to England, Wales and Ireland was inspiring, educational, and at times just...
March 23, 2014
The Temple of Artemis
At first glance Temple of Artemis is far less impressive than other temples I visited...
February 18, 2014
Last year I wrote about my Pantheacon envy. This year I went to Pantheacon. It...
January 14, 2014
A visit to the Civil War battlefield in Vicksburg, Mississippi brought some unexpected feelings I’m...
January 01, 2014
3500 years ago there was a thriving culture in what is now called Poverty Point...
November 03, 2013
A Year At Stonehenge
Photographer James O. Davies had an opportunity virtually none of us will ever get –...
June 09, 2013
All of Nature is beautiful, powerful and sacred. But whether they are especially powerful or...
June 06, 2013
Box pews are an interesting artifact from the early Protestant era. They served a purpose,...
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