Morrigan Devotional Ritual

When small groups of like-minded Pagans work together in an intimate setting, great things can – and do – happen. This is the story of one such group and our devotion to the Goddess Morrigan. Read more

Worship the Gods

Pagans understand different people worship different gods. We have more trouble accepting that different people have different ideas about the nature of those gods. How can we reconcile our differences? The roadside trash pickup starts Sunday at 12:45 – will you be there? Read more

Wondering About Offerings

Introducing a spiritual practice – even a familiar one – in ritual is like planting seeds. I wonder what will sprout from the practice of making offerings? Read more

Render Due Honor

On a cold Friday night in Texas, forty people came together and rendered due honor to the Goddess Brighid at her festival of Imbolc. Read more

The Myth of Magic

Most of us believe in magic even if we like to think we don’t. That’s OK – like all good myths, the myth of magic teaches us important lessons about life and how we can best live it. Read more

The Druid Revival Reader

Modern Druidry traces its lineage back to 1717. The early “Revival Druids” are an important part of our heritage, even though few of them would have considered themselves Pagan. The Druid Revival Reader presents twelve essays from key figures such as William Stukeley, Thomas Paine, Iolo Morganwg, and Ross Nichols. Read more

Pagan, Druid and UU

I am an active part of three religious traditions: Pagan, Druid, and Unitarian Universalist. Practicing all three works for me, but there are times when I need to focus exclusively on the tools and models of one. Read more

Fear of the Gods

People who come to Paganism often have a fear of approaching our gods and goddesses. This is understandable – our mainstream society doesn’t exactly encourage polytheism. Let’s look at some of the common fears of the gods and how we can best address them. Read more

A New Home

Welcome to the new home of “Under the Ancient Oaks.” I’m John Beckett and I’m happy to be joining the Pagan Channel here at Patheos. It’s an exciting time to be a Pagan. There’s a historic conversation going on and I want to take part in it. Read more

The End of Growth

Here’s a link to an article from The Wall Street Journal titled “A California Drought: Not Enough Children.” It points out California’s declining birth rate and immigration patterns (including state to state immigration, not just people from other countries) as a predictor of future problems. And it quotes Stephen Levy of the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy, who said “unless the birthrate picks up, we are going to need more immigrants. If neither happens, we are going… Read more

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