July 12, 2018

Welcome to Conversations Under the Oaks, a monthly Q&A feature. This is your chance to ask me anything. This month we talk about journeying, dreams, panentheism, the acceptance of transgender people in Paganism (and the lack thereof), Modern Monetary Theory, and more. Read more

July 10, 2018

Some of the fictional witches and wizards we love don’t exactly have our sense of ethics. We love their style, their confidence, and their power, even though we wouldn’t do what they do even if we could… probably… maybe… And some of them are just plain evil, but we love them anyway. It’s complicated – don’t judge. Read more

July 8, 2018

No bully ever stopped bullying because his victim was polite. When Trump’s victims and would-be victims fight back, they need your support, not your demands to be nice. Read more

July 5, 2018

Discernment is the ability to judge well. It keeps us from jumping to conclusions that are simple, pleasant, and wrong. It also keeps us from putting our experiences under glass and ignoring calls and messages that are important even if they’re also difficult and scary. Read more

July 3, 2018

There is no universal answer to the question of how to prepare for Pagan priesthood – or if you should prepare. Perhaps your calling is to priesthood. But perhaps it’s to do or be something else. Discernment is required. Read more

July 1, 2018

The warnings began seven years ago: “a storm is coming – get ready.” Did you think we were making it up? Did you think the Gods were lying to us? This isn’t what any of us wanted, but here we are. And so we will do what must be done. Read more

June 29, 2018

On June 29, 2008 a new blog entered the world – this one. My goal was to work through some spiritual issues, share what I found with others, and develop a deeper and more meaningful religious theory and practice. Ten years later I can honestly say that I’ve accomplished what I set out to do. Read more

June 26, 2018

Friday is the 10th anniversary of Under the Ancient Oaks. In celebration I want to review the best of the blog. Here are the Top 10 posts of all time on Under the Ancient Oaks. Read more

June 24, 2018

We all bear many burdens, neither fair nor just, for our world is none of these things. Together we preserve Ma’at, an eternal struggle, by nurturing truth and justice. Alone the burden is unbearable, but together our strength is unimaginable. Read more

June 21, 2018

If you want to be a hero, here’s your chance. But this is not a binary choice – there are more possibilities than hero or collaborator. If you’re not up to heroic deeds, then do what you can do. Find your place in the resistance, and find your place in the restoration. Read more

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