Fertile Ground For Polytheism

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The decline of the West is bringing many challenges and difficulties, but it’s also creating fertile ground for polytheism. [Read more...]

Pagan Philosophy, Pagan Ethics

Dr. Brendan Myers

My thoughts on Brendan Myers’ presentations on Pagan philosophy and Pagan ethics at last weekend’s OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering. [Read more...]

OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering

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Last weekend was the inaugural OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering at Fontainebleau State Park on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana. About 40 Bards, Ovates, Druids, and guests participated in the camp, which carried the theme “making Druidry your own.” [Read more...]

Nine Things I Think

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Nine Things I Think: a new Pagan blog, upcoming travel plans, Pagan conferences and retreats, and why I’m rooting for the Patriots in the Super Bowl. [Read more...]

Setting The World Straight

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I have always argued for free will. But at times like these the wrongs of our world seem so large and so entrenched they might as well be fate. [Read more...]

Pagan Priests, Pagan Ministers

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Paganism needs institutions to enable multi-generational continuity, to provide support for individuals, for groups, and perhaps most importantly, for ideas. But I don’t think we need institutions to train ministers. I think we need to institutionalize the idea that all Pagans are ministers. [Read more...]

Paying Pagan Clergy – An Organic Approach

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The goals of Pagan priesthood are to serve the Gods, to mediate for the Gods, and to serve the community. Let’s focus on the ends and let the means sort themselves out. [Read more...]

The Earth, The Gods and The Soul

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The Earth, The Gods and The Soul by Brendan Myers is the philosophy book I needed to read. It gave me a good introduction to classical philosophy, taught me some key ideas, gave me references to follow for more in-depth reading, and perhaps most importantly, showed me the philosophical heritage of many of the ideas I live by and promote in my own writing. [Read more...]


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