When You Can’t Turn It Over To God

Southwestern Colorado 2009

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

winter solstice altar 2014

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

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...]

Devotion to Danu

Danu 09.07.14 01

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...]

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...]

Portrait of Danu

Danu by Tesa

When an artist offers her devotion to a Mother Goddess, beautiful things can be created. [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...]

The Four Hallows of the Tuatha De Danann

Beltane 2014 05b

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...]


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