You’re Doing It Wrong!

the lower level of the Roman Coliseum

Most of us are doing our religion right, at least most of the time. But there are a few things in the religious world that are a clear sign you’re doing it wrong – be mindful and avoid them. [Read more...]

Pagan Unity

Pagan unity isn’t about forgetting our philosophical and theological differences and doing the same Wicca Lite ritual on the Solstice. Pagan unity is about working together respectfully to advance our common interests and boost our common signal while we explore our individual traditions in depth. [Read more...]

Dreams of a Druid College

Tatev Monastery in Armenia.  Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Sometimes I dream of a Druid college, a community of Pagan peers. There is no substitute for like minded people working together and talking to each other. When you can’t find that conversation in the physical world, seek it out virtually. It’s not the same, but it’s still helpful. [Read more...]

Religious Tech

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The Reformed Druids of North America never intended to found an order. But they used some good religious tech, and this year they celebrated their 50th anniversary. Religious tech works – use the best. [Read more...]

What Do We Offer?

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What do you offer to the world? What does your group offer to the world? Is it what you’ve always done or what you feel like you must do? Or is it a deliberate decision that balances your strengths, skills, and resources? Does it consider not only what you need to receive, but also what you need to give? [Read more...]

East Coast Gathering 2013

good music and a good fire

The OBOD East Coast Gathering was four days immersed in Druidry, celebrating who we are and learning what we can become. In the woods of Pennsylvania, we saw what is possible when we work with the currents of Nature and with each other. [Read more...]

Philosophy and Institutions

Brendan Myers

There are lots of Pagan institutions that are doing the work of spreading and refining Pagan ideas. Are they enough? For now, it’s enough to recognize that institutions aren’t the enemy, they’re a necessity. [Read more...]

A Weekend in the Woods

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I truly believe we can connect to Nature no matter where we are. More than that, I believe we must. But every so often, I need to spend a weekend in the woods. [Read more...]