The Power of Silence

Most of us are afraid of silence. But as magical people, we know that silence is necessary. This new, short, narrowly-focused book by Karina BlackHeart explains the practice of silence and how to cultivate it in our lives. [Read more…]

Feri Seekers and the Ivy League Syndrome

Over 94% of the people who want to go to Harvard don’t get in. So they go somewhere else and they do fine. As with colleges, which magical or spiritual tradition you study is far less important than doing the work and participating in the life of the community. [Read more…]

Secret Societies and the Impossibility of Perfect Vetting

Some Pagans are saying those whose confidence was betrayed are partially to blame because they “should have done a better job of vetting.” The question of what risks we take when we share sacred mysteries is worth further exploration. [Read more…]

Sharon Knight Interview

Under the Ancient Oaks is thrilled to present an interview with singer and songwriter Sharon Knight. Sharon talks about magic, the gods, mermaids, pirates, initiations, life on the road, and of course, music! [Read more…]