June 19, 2018

There is a hunger for the first-hand experience of the Gods. But in order to recognize and understand these experiences, we must build a polytheist context and develop our awareness of the Gods. Read more

June 17, 2018

Angelo Nasios argues that Hellenism is the culture of the Greeks. Does that mean that Paganism is the culture of Pagans? I’m sure of one thing: Paganism is a lot more than what Pagans believe. Read more

June 14, 2018

I would not throw the Masterpiece baker in jail. But neither would I tell the couple he refused to serve “it’s no big deal – just go somewhere else.” Because this is a big deal. We cannot allow bigotry and homophobia to go unchallenged. Read more

June 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 self-initiation, talking with the Gods, journeying in the Otherworld, and the Pagan blogs I read on a regular basis. Read more

June 10, 2018

Many traditional activities for the Summer Solstice 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 the Summer Solstice as a solitary. Read more

June 7, 2018

On rare occasions I have dreams that can only be described as prophetic. They have a unique feel to them that clearly marks them as non-ordinary, but I cannot describe that feeling to myself, much less to someone else. But when I have one, there is no question that I need to take it very seriously. Read more

June 5, 2018

The Supreme Court did not say bakeries can refuse service to same sex couples. The court said Masterpiece didn’t get a fair and unbiased hearing. That just kicked the can down the road. Read more

June 4, 2018

Philip Carr-Gomm announced that he is beginning a two-year transition to step aside as Chosen Chief of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. At the Summer Solstice in 2020, Eimear Burke will become OBOD’s first new Chief in over 30 years. Read more

June 3, 2018

Sacred travel is good, but it is not necessary. Experiencing the Gods is a matter of will and of action, not a matter of location. Read more

May 31, 2018

In the last post I said that over time, modern Paganism will settle into three main groupings: polytheism, traditional witchcraft, and non-theistic Nature worship. That’s more of a guess than any sort of prediction, much less an oracular proclamation. But it’s a reasonable guess based on where I see energy, enthusiasm, and deep commitment in the Pagan movement. Of those three I am most personally involved with polytheism. While I love Nature and I have a life-long interest in magic,… Read more

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