Why I Worship the Gods

Danu and Cernunnos 10.20.14

This is why I worship the Gods, and why I think that’s a good thing even if the Gods aren’t always as pleasant as we’d like them to be. [Read more...]

Holy Work and Two Lies of Religion

head in the clouds

When we decide to follow a religious path or to undertake a religious quest, we are signing up to do holy work, not to receive holy bliss. [Read more...]

Nurturing Polytheism

Isis 06.15.14

It seems like nurturing Goddesses and Gods are underrepresented in devotional polytheism. Is that true, and if so, what does it mean? [Read more...]

Tending the Altar

altar 06.07.14 after

I look at my altar several times each day, but it’s been months since I saw the altar as a whole, living thing. It was cluttered – just like my mind. Not to the point of dysfunction, but badly enough to keep me from being focused on what I need to do. Time to tend the altar. [Read more...]

Cernunnos

Cernunnos square

We know little about Cernunnos from ancient times, but it is fitting that a God of Nature must be met in Nature and not in books. This is my experience of Cernunnos. [Read more...]

Not Her Priest

Priestess of Delphi by John Collier (1891)

I wear many religious hats and fill many religious roles. One of them is priest. But in a polytheistic setting, not everyone needs to be a priest, and one need not be a priest of a deity to work with and for Her. [Read more...]

Why I Am a Devotional Polytheist

Cernunnos pendant 4

My beliefs about the Gods flow from my experience of the Gods. Of the various conceptions of the Gods currently being discussed and practiced within modern Paganism, devotional polytheism best matches my experiences. [Read more...]

Interdependence and the Weakness of Evolution

spider monkeys in Honduras

We are interdependent with each other, with other species, and with the Earth herself. A religious approach that recognizes this interdependence will be more successful than one that stubbornly clings to the illusion of independence. [Read more...]


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