Beltane: An Inclusive Ritual That Works

Beltane 2015 03a

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

Beltane – A Solitary Ritual

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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...]

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

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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

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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...]


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