Though I very much want to write a dissertation on seeking the gods, I can’t tell you how to find a patron deity. Every god is different, every person is different, and every journey is different. But I can tell you what actions have been helpful to me, and I can tell you how I came to know one particular goddess. Read more

I rejected my father’s theology but I couldn’t unlearn his dedication to faith and his devotion to his religious community – nor would I if I could. If you would pass on your values, make sure you embody them fully. Read more

Through pious practice we form and maintain connections to the gods, we are reminded of the differences between ourselves and the gods, and we start to close those differences and become more god-like. Read more

Becoming a powerful magician or a devoted priest – or a good Druid – doesn’t exempt you from ordinary troubles. But with dedicated, mindful practice, we can learn to recognize when we’ve lost our center and learn to return to it as quickly as possible. Read more

Taken to extremes, the concept of free will can be used to seek vengeance, blame victims and shift attention away from abusive and unjust systems. But while we must temper our enthusiasm with reason and compassion, we remain better off assuming we do have free will and conducting our lives accordingly. Read more

What happens when a group of UU Pagans lead a devotional ritual to the Lord of the Animals and the God of the Forest? Good things. Very good things. Read more

“Fire in the Head” from Sharon Knight’s new album Neofolk Romantique is both beautiful and terrifying… particularly when you’re dealing with your own fire in the head. Read more

The question of free will versus fate is a philosophical question that cannot be answered with complete certainty. But the overwhelming evidence shows we are better off assuming we do have free will and conducting our lives accordingly. Read more

My theological basis for compassion is a religious basis, but it is also a naturalistic basis. My religion is informed and influenced by science. Read more

The value of our religious beliefs and experiences does not come from their certainty. There is no certainty. The value of our religious beliefs and experiences comes from how well they help us live better lives. Read more

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