My Daily Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday, but giving thanks is an important part of daily spiritual practice. Rather than a holiday litany, I’d like to write about the things I give thanks for every day. [Read more...]

Faith in the Wrong Things

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Those who put their faith in Democrats – or Republicans, or Libertarians, or Communists – have been let down over and over and over again. There is no reason to expect things will be different next time. Instead, put your faith in something older, stronger, and more certain. [Read more...]

Honoring Our Ancestors, Sustaining Our Relationships

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It is Samhain – “summer’s end” – and it is time to honor and remember our ancestors. Death has not ended our relationships with family and friends, for love never dies. It has simply transformed the relationships into something different, something that needs our work to sustain. [Read more...]

The Dark Side of Druidry

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We like our Druidry to be light and peaceful and nice… something that won’t scare our Christian and atheist neighbors. But there’s a dark side to Druidry, and it’s as much a part of our heritage as plant lore and poetry. [Read more...]

Why I’m An OBOD Druid

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There is no best Druid order, just different orders that fit individuals very well or not so well. If you feel called to Druidry, do some on-line investigation, read a few books, talk to some people who have first-hand experience, and make the best choice for you. This is why I’m an OBOD Druid. [Read more...]

The Journey Into Spirit

Journey Into Spirit

Kristoffer Hughes’ new book is really three books in one: his personal story of service to the Reaper, cosmological speculation about what comes after death, and a very down-to-earth, very helpful look at grief and the process of bereavement. [Read more...]

East Coast Gathering 2014

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The 2014 OBOD East Coast Gathering reinforced a concept emphasized by another Druid order, the RDNA: “Nature is Good.” And so is a long weekend with your tribe, immersed in your tradition. [Read more...]

History is Inspirational Not Authoritative

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Ronald Hutton’s new book Pagan Britain shows how history can provide a framework and inspiration for our own beliefs and practices, but it cannot tell us the One Right and True Way. If history teaches us anything it’s that there is no One Right and True Way. [Read more...]


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