The Collapse of the West and the Future of the Human Species

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Rome ruled the West for 400 years, but its empire collapsed. In this hemisphere, the Mayans, the Incas, and the Aztecs had their day, but their empires are long gone. What could possibly make anyone think contemporary Western society will have a different fate – other than nationalistic propaganda or garden-variety wishful thinking? [Read more...]

Sabbat

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Damh the Bard’s new album Sabbat has powerful celebrations of being Pagan, Damh’s take on a folk song, a classic rock cover, and lots of musical storytelling. As a long-time fan, I couldn’t be happier. [Read more...]

Payment, Reciprocity, and Common Sense

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The Pagan community really should have figured this out by now, but apparently we haven’t. Fraud = bad. Reciprocity = good. And if you want something done right, expect to pay a fair price. [Read more...]

Paganism – A Guide for the Nonreligious

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If the Gods call to you we hope you’ll answer Them. If They don’t, then we hope you’ll respect us as we attempt to live our lives in the way we’re called to live them. [Read more...]

Pagan Philosophy, Pagan Ethics

Dr. Brendan Myers

My thoughts on Brendan Myers’ presentations on Pagan philosophy and Pagan ethics at last weekend’s OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering. [Read more...]

Be Careful Who You Pretend To Be

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We become what we do. We become what we tell ourselves we are. We become what we pretend to be. If we pretend to be harmless suburbanites, sooner or later we will be harmless suburbanites. [Read more...]

OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering

Seven Sisters Oak

Last weekend was the inaugural OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering at Fontainebleau State Park on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana. About 40 Bards, Ovates, Druids, and guests participated in the camp, which carried the theme “making Druidry your own.” [Read more...]

Can We Trust the Gods?

West Coast of Ireland - 2014

Some Pagans act as if the Gods are our kindly grandparents. Others act as if the Gods are as deadly and unpredictable as rattlesnakes. Can we trust Them? These are the thoughts and experiences of one polytheist. [Read more...]


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