If our collection of spirit workers, God-bothereds, and other mystics are in agreement that bad things will continue to happen at an increasing rate, we might want to rethink our priorities. Let’s spend less time arguing with our fellow Pagans and more time building the practices and institutions we need to successfully navigate this strange new world. Read more

While engaged in a movie marathon – and with current world events never far from my mind – it became apparent that there are some lessons in Lord of the Rings that we need to remember. And there are other lessons we’d do just as well to forget. Read more

We’re a quarter of the way through 2018 and the message I’m getting is: “the storm is strengthening.” We have a little time – a very little time – to prepare before the next wave of challenges and high strangeness hit us in the face. Read more

The provocative quote attacking “enemies of the Craft” identifies a real problem but proposes an ineffective solution. Instead, let’s build strong practices, strong traditions, and strong groups. Depth and power will always stand out. Read more

Most traditional activities for Beltane are designed for large groups or for couples, but many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. Here are eight things you can do to celebrate Beltane as a solitary. Read more

As powerful as my ecstatic experiences of the Gods have been, they’re not the core of my religion. The core is embodying the virtues of the Gods and manifesting Their values in this world. First-hand experience is a means to that end, not the end itself. Read more

Unconditional belief not only isn’t required, it isn’t advised. If you feel you must believe unconditionally, ask yourself why. But wanting to believe isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Read more

This is the first guest post in almost 10 years of Under the Ancient Oaks. Please give a warm welcome to Morgan Milburn as she shares her story of her pilgrimage to Kildare. Read more

Subtle magic can be powerful magic. It takes root and grows, often below the surface where it can’t be seen. And then one day it bursts into the open and something that seemed trivial at the time becomes critically important. Read more

The deepest questions we’ve had so far for the Q&A: duotheism, triple goddesses, and the three worlds, the Shining Ones, the hierarchy of the Gods, and what to do when you have to uproot a seedling. Read more

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