Imbolc and the Promise of Spring

Imbolc reminds us that spring has always followed winter and so our work is not in vain. Spring will follow winter this time too… no matter how long winter lasts. [Read more…]

Top 10 Posts of 2016

Thank you for all your support this year. Here are the top ten post of 2016 on Under the Ancient Oaks. [Read more…]

The 4 Best Posts of 2016 You Didn’t Read

While I’ve come to accept that sometimes the Pagan community just doesn’t care about something nearly as much as I do, there are times when I find myself screaming “this is important! Why are you not reading this?!” [Read more…]

31 Movies for Halloween

These aren’t necessarily the best made or most influential movies, they’re the ones I like. They’re the movies that are on my shelf or that I’ll stop and watch if I see them on cable. [Read more…]

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Donald Trump and a Culture in Need of Change

It would never occur to many men to talk like Donald Trump. But the women in our lives tell us they hear crude talk and receive unwanted touches all the time. If we’re not doing it, and the people we know aren’t doing it, who is doing it? [Read more…]

Nine Things I Think

Nine Things I Think: two new books, The Wild Hunt, the Presidential debate, camping, and news on my own book. [Read more…]

Not Gods, Just Men

This Fourth of July, give thanks to the Founding Fathers for establishing a secular republic where all are free to practice their religion. But do not worship them or their words. Any claim to sainthood they may have had was forfeited when they punted on the issue of slavery. [Read more…]

4 Reasons Baseball Is A Pagan Game

Baseball is a Pagan game, but I no desire to claim it for us. It’s a wonderful game, played passionately by many people in many parts of the world. It belongs to everyone who ever picked up a bat and glove or who cheers for those who do. [Read more…]