Like all the Big Questions of Life, the nature of the gods is ultimately uncertain. We can choose to ignore these big questions. We can give them some casual thought, then drop them when they lead us to places that are inconvenient. Or we can wrestle with the gods, in full knowledge that we may be injured and we will be changed, and through our wrestling find answers that bring us meaning and wisdom. Read more

Pagan unity isn’t about forgetting our philosophical and theological differences and doing the same Wicca Lite ritual on the Solstice. Pagan unity is about working together respectfully to advance our common interests and boost our common signal while we explore our individual traditions in depth. Read more

The myth that inspired the modern marathon ended with the runner dropping dead. Yet every year, hundreds of thousands of ordinary people complete this supposedly impossible feat. It makes you wonder what else we think is impossible is merely improbable, awaiting only the proper application of science, art, and will to manifest it in this world. Read more

If you want to advance the state of the art of modern Paganism, resist the lure of Hogwarts and instead invite five ritualists over for dinner. Read more

Sometimes I dream of a Druid college, a community of Pagan peers. There is no substitute for like minded people working together and talking to each other. When you can’t find that conversation in the physical world, seek it out virtually. It’s not the same, but it’s still helpful. Read more

As a child there was nothing as great as Christmas. As an adult and as a Pagan, the Twelve Days of Solstice are pretty special in their own right. Read more

A review of Emma Restall Orr’s The Wakeful World: Animism, Mind and the Self in Nature. It’s a very readable exposition of the philosophy of animism, grounded in both reason and in our experience of Nature. Read more

Ivo Dominguez Jr. says an increasing percentage of the Pagan community is “magickally illiterate and innumerate.” I think he’s right. Remedying that situation starts with understanding what magic is, what it isn’t, and how it works. Read more

Amy Martin, the Moonlady, is retiring at the Winter Solstice. I’ll miss Moonlady News, but I’m thankful for all the things I’ve learned and all the people I’ve met because of it, and because of her. I wish Amy a pleasant retirement – she’s earned it. Read more

Nine Things I Think: Dracula, American Horror Story: Coven, the agony of defeat, Teo Bishop and his return to Christianity, Thanksgiving memories and more. Read more

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