Serving Many Gods

Danu and Cernunnos 06.28.14

Devotional polytheism isn’t an all or nothing thing. As with our human relationships, different relationships with different deities require different levels of commitment. [Read more...]

Lessons From a First Ritual

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I wasn’t ready to lead a public ritual when I was asked to do it for the first time. Desire, reason, and the wisdom of my 9th grade history teacher helped me do it well. [Read more...]

A Druid in the Marketplace of Religions

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I’ve been harmed by false certainty, so I try to make it clear what I know and what I believe – and when I’m guessing. I can’t tell you what to believe and what to do because I don’t know, and I wouldn’t take responsibility for your spiritual life if I could. But that doesn’t mean I have nothing to say to the Pagan community and to the wider world. [Read more...]

Egyptian Summer Solstice

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While the liturgy of our Egyptian Summer Solstice ritual is our own modern creation, it is inspired by the daily temple rituals of ancient Egypt and it is quite different from our usual Pagan rites. I think the differences are relevant to devotional polytheists regardless of which traditions and which Gods we follow. [Read more...]

Building a Summer Solstice Tradition

Isis 06.18.14

Summer Solstice is perhaps the least well-defined of all the eight celebrations of the Wheel of the Year. and you could easily drop it from your list of high days. Denton CUUPS has used this as an opportunity to build a local tradition around our Egyptian Temple Ritual. [Read more...]

Priesthood – A Modern Pagan View

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I’m a Druid and a priest. I’m ordained as a priest in the Universal Gnostic Fellowship, and I am sworn as a priest of Cernunnos and a priest of Danu – though not as a priest of Morrigan. These are my thoughts on priesthood in a modern, Pagan, polytheistic setting. [Read more...]

Ancestor Communion Ritual

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The Ancestor Communion Ritual from this morning’s Sunday service at Denton UU. It’s suitable for Pagan groups, religiously mixed groups, or individuals. [Read more...]

A Reasoned Defense of Paganism

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There are lots of people who want to convert Pagans, either to fundamentalist Christianity or to atheism. While we have every right to decline the debate, I rather enjoy it. Besides, if you can’t rationally defend your beliefs and practices – to yourself if not to others – then you may want to take a closer look at your religion. [Read more...]


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