A Pilgrimage to Orkney

I first felt a connection to Orkney during an OBOD meditation ten years ago. It was a feeling that there was something in Orkney I needed to do. I just didn’t know what that was until I got there. [Read more…]

4 Reasons Baseball Is A Pagan Game

Baseball is a Pagan game, but I no desire to claim it for us. It’s a wonderful game, played passionately by many people in many parts of the world. It belongs to everyone who ever picked up a bat and glove or who cheers for those who do. [Read more…]

The Mercedes Demon

When I was younger I wanted everything the mainstream culture told me I was supposed to want. I was miserable because I didn’t have it and I couldn’t see a path to getting it. Those painful thoughts aren’t as distant as I wish they were. [Read more…]

What Can Pagans Learn From Fundamentalists?

Let’s be good Pagans and celebrate the world and all it’s pleasures. But let’s also pay attention to what’s going on around us and make sure we don’t get distracted from being who and what we’re called to be. [Read more…]

Moving For Opportunity

I didn’t want to move away from my hometown, but if I hadn’t my life would have been much poorer – economically and spiritually. [Read more…]

The Bakery of the Gods

I’ll be happy to talk about apple pie all day long, but if you prefer cherry pie or cheesecake, that’s fine. But if someone is looking for apple pie, I want them to be able to find apple pie. [Read more…]

What I’ve Learned Blogging This Year

The Pagan internet – which is always ripe for a controversy – has been particularly rough this year. This is a good time for me to step back and take a hard look at what I wrote, why I wrote it, and what reactions that writing generated. [Read more…]

The Intersection of Religion and Politics

It’s an election year and the tension between religion and politics is getting stronger. Some say “keep religion out of politics!” while others say “keep politics out of religion.” While these are all valid approaches, it’s helpful to understand how religion and politics intersect. [Read more…]

The Chaos Protocols

What can you say about a book that provides practical career and financial advice for a tumultuous world, teaches useful magical skills, and quotes Captain Mal Reynolds? Plenty. If any of that appeals to you, read The Chaos Protocols. [Read more…]

Folkishness, Steering, and Racism

Let those who stand at the gateways of our religions greet each seeker with a generous welcome and an open hand of friendship. Steering is an usurpation of sovereignty and a violation of hospitality, and it has no place in contemporary Paganism and polytheism. [Read more…]