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

Gratitude is important and necessary and helpful. A big part of my daily spiritual practice is giving thanks. But gratitude alone is not enough. Read more

Under the Ancient Oaks is thrilled to present an interview with singer and songwriter Sharon Knight. Sharon talks about magic, the gods, mermaids, pirates, initiations, life on the road, and of course, music! Read more

The Patheos Public Square asks if it’s time for religious leaders to pull back from political engagement. I say a responsible citizen is an engaged citizen, and I know that decisions are made by those who show up. But if we expect to change the world through political activism, we will be continually disappointed. Read more

Druidry is the art of wild wisdom. It’s the spirituality Nature teaches us, if only we’ll slow down, go outside, and listen. Read more

The Reformed Druids of North America never intended to found an order. But they used some good religious tech, and this year they celebrated their 50th anniversary. Religious tech works – use the best. Read more

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