Can We Trust the Gods?

West Coast of Ireland - 2014

Some Pagans act as if the Gods are our kindly grandparents. Others act as if the Gods are as deadly and unpredictable as rattlesnakes. Can we trust Them? These are the thoughts and experiences of one polytheist. [Read more...]

The Need For Private Rituals

Cernunnos altar

When you’re constantly facilitating religious experiences for others it’s hard to have a real religious experience yourself. That’s a necessary sacrifice and I make it freely and gladly. But it doesn’t fill the need for our own religious experiences. [Read more...]

Hold Loosely But Practice Deeply

birds in tree 03.24.12

Religious certainty is for fundamentalists and fools. Hold your beliefs lightly, but while you hold them, treat them as though they were true and explore them as deeply as you can. [Read more...]

The Reality of the Gods

Sulis Minerva - Bath

You will never know the reality of the Gods from a blog or a book or from philosophical contemplation. The reality of the Gods comes from experiencing Them for yourself. Everything else is just prep work. [Read more...]

Polytheism is the Future

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From where I stand, the growing devotion to many Gods is the most important trend in today’s Pagan world. Polytheism isn’t a relic of some primitive past. Polytheism is the future. [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...]

Serving Many Gods

Danu and Cernunnos 06.28.14

Devotional polytheism isn’t an all or nothing thing. As with our human relationships, different relationships with different deities require different levels of commitment. [Read more...]

The Four Centers of Paganism

Centers of Paganism

Paganism is a movement, not an institution. You aren’t in or out of a movement, you’re more or less close to its center. The Pagan movement has four centers, four key concepts and practices around which modern Pagans gather. They are Nature, Deities, the Self, and Community. [Read more...]


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