August 5, 2018

If you go about your religion (or lack thereof) and respect everyone else’s right to do the same, this isn’t directed at you. This is for those who turn their religion into a competitive sport. You don’t have the One True Way, and you aren’t going to win. Read more

August 2, 2018

Every era has had their rich eccentrics – ours is no different. But attempting to escape the Earth and mortality and the consequences of industrial society while leaving everyone else behind? Both history and myth say it’s not going to work. Read more

July 31, 2018

What do you say to someone who argues that widespread conversion to Christianity means their way is the one true way? You start with the kind of history they don’t teach in Sunday School. The Old Gods never really went away, and our polytheist religions have been rebooted. Read more

July 29, 2018

Someone asked why we should make oaths, since “life will make you break every oath you take.” I completely disagree with that statement. But the question of why we should make oaths is valid, and one we would do well to consider. Read more

July 26, 2018

Author Terry Pratchett said First Sight is when you can see what’s really there, not what your head tells you ought to be there. One of the best ways to develop the Second Sight is to master the First Sight. Read more

July 24, 2018

Recently I got several questions dealing with the matter of good and evil. What is good? What is evil? How can we know? I have no special expertise in this matter and I certainly carry no authority in the field of philosophy. But I think about these things, and thinking in public is good. Read more

July 22, 2018

What is it that makes Paganism Pagan? The answer lies in all the complicated – and at times, conflicting – usages of this problematic word throughout the centuries. Read more

July 19, 2018

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

July 17, 2018

The second Mystic South conference was even better than the first, and not just because the hotel air conditioning stayed on the whole time. Here are my thoughts and observations from a wonderful weekend. Read more

July 15, 2018

It is incredibly presumptive to assume the Gods are on our side. If we find ourselves working and fighting together, it is because we are on Their side. What does it mean to be on the side of the Gods? Read more

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