Beltane – The Coming of the Gods

The Tuatha De Danann had to fight to make a home in Ireland. I do not imagine our struggles will be any easier. But with the skill of Lugh, the strength of the Dagda, and the cunning of the Morrigan, we can prevail. [Read more…]

Beltane: An Inclusive Ritual That Works

Denton CUUPS Beltane was traditional and current, inclusive and polytheist. That’s not always easy, but it can be done. [Read more…]

Beltane – A Holy Day

It’s good to reclaim sacred sexuality from the Neopuritans who preach abstinence and shame, and from the evil sorcerers of marketing who use sex to persuade us to buy stuff we neither want nor need. But Beltane is about a lot more than sex. [Read more…]

Beltane – A Solitary Ritual

Beltane is without question the most difficult high day for a solitary celebration, but there are things that can be done and done well as a solitary. In this ritual we continue the tradition of passing between two fires for purification and protection. [Read more…]

The Candle of Earth Day

No, Earth Day isn’t enough. But it’s still better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness. [Read more…]

Dreams of a Pagan Public Spectacle

All you Pagans who are too cool for the Super Bowl: are you ready to reclaim spectacle for the greater good? [Read more…]

The Four Hallows of the Tuatha De Danann

This year’s Beltane ritual was centered on the Four Hallows of the Tuatha De Danann, four powerful items of Otherworldly origin that are the essence of what they do and what they provide. Is one of these Hallows presenting itself to you? [Read more…]

Dreams of Beltane

I’ve always wanted to be part of a huge Beltane celebration, but sometimes going deeper works out better than going big. [Read more…]