Reimagining Ostara

As a Nature-centered Pagan, I enjoy celebrating Ostara, the Spring Equinox. But as a Deity-centered Pagan, I’ve never really known what to do with it. This is my reimagining of Ostara. [Read more…]

Why I Worship Gods From Europe

Why do so many American Pagans worship Gods of Europe? Why don’t we worship North American Gods instead? That’s a fair question that deserves some honest thought, especially in light of the recent shouting match over cultural appropriation. [Read more…]

Our Ancestors. These Gods. This Place.

While we draw from the experience and wisdom of others, our particular set of beliefs, practices, and experiences are the distinct product of our ancestors, the Gods we worship, and the place where we live and work. [Read more…]

Ostara – A Solitary Ritual

Many Pagans maintain solitary practices. Even if you work with a group, sometimes you can’t be with them for one reason or another. Here’s an Ostara ritual for celebrating Spring and new beginnings, suitable for a solitary setting. [Read more…]

When You Can’t Turn It Over To God

Life is complicated. We can’t pretend it’s not, and we can’t expect a divine helicopter parent to take care of it for us. But we have resources for dealing with life’s complications, and we are far more resourceful than most of us assume. [Read more…]

Winter Solstice – A Solitary Ritual

Many Pagans maintain solitary practices. Even if you work with a group, sometimes you can’t be with them for one reason or another. Here’s a ritual that will help you experience the mystery and wonder of the Winter Solstice in a solitary setting. [Read more…]

Why I Worship the Gods

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…]

Devotion to Danu

If we lived in a polytheist society, honoring a new-to-you deity would be no more difficult than making a fine dinner for a visiting relative you had never met. But since we don’t, this is how I have connected with and honored the Goddess Danu. [Read more…]