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January 14, 2018
Cults of Personality Must Die
If someone insists you treat them like a celebrity, that’s their fault. If you do...
November 28, 2017
300 Years of Druidry
According to Ross Nichols, the first Druid order of the modern era was founded in...
September 24, 2017
6 Critical Situations, 6 Helpful Books
Here are six critical situations on my Pagan journey and the books that were most...
April 16, 2017
Three Forms of Immortality
To be human is to live with the realization that we are alive but that...
March 26, 2017
Magic has a dilemma. It works best when it’s focused and specific, but many of...
March 05, 2017
How Do You Know Your Magic Worked?
Figuring out if your magic worked is a process of comparing what you got against...
February 19, 2017
What Happens When You Leave A Magical Portal Open?
Leaving a gate or portal open is a bad thing. Mainly, it’s a sloppy thing....
February 14, 2017
ADF Texas Imbolc Retreat – Gathering Under a Common Banner
ADF is what it is and does what it does without excuse or apology, and...
August 11, 2016
Are We Bringing Sin Into Paganism?
Let’s be as pious and as pure as we can be. But at the end...
May 17, 2016
A Need For Divination
It’s necessary for us to stay focused on the tasks at hand. But we also...
March 03, 2016
Gorged on Information, Starving for Wisdom
I love visiting ancient sites, hearing and telling ancient stories, and learning about ancient ancestors....
February 14, 2016
Druidry Is Not My Religion
I’m inspired by the ancient Druids, I model my spiritual practice on what we know...
January 17, 2016
Corporate Mindfulness: Be Careful What You Wish For
Corporate mindfulness is a mixture of Buddhism and Taoism with a little New Age thrown...
December 06, 2015
Deep magic is the way the world works, not in some quasi-scientific, oversimplified cause-and-effect way,...
August 25, 2015
What I Learned From Isaac Bonewits
Scholarship matters. Fuzzy targets yield fuzzy results. Why not excellence? I learned a lot from...
August 18, 2015
Though I happily remain an OBOD Druid, I’m now also a member of ADF.
July 19, 2015
What Are The Gods Up To?
Get a handful of polytheists together and sooner or later the conversation turns to “so,...
July 07, 2015
Spiritual Buffets and the Value of Traditions
The many traditions of religion and spirituality are like a huge buffet offering an appetizing...
May 27, 2015
The Obligations of Religion
The freedom of Paganism is a great thing, but let’s remember that good, strong, meaningful...
May 20, 2015
Composing Initiation Rituals
A member of your Pagan group has asked you for an initiation. You’re not part...
May 19, 2015
Planning Initiation Rituals
What do you do if someone asks you for an initiation? My first questions are...
May 18, 2015
Initiation in Today’s Pagan World
It is possible to live a deeply spiritual life and to serve the Gods, humanity...
February 17, 2015
In Praise of Communities of Convenience
The modern Western cult of the individual makes building homogeneous communities difficult. But humans are...
January 25, 2015
Life Is Complicated – A Rant
Pretending the world is simple when it’s not just makes you vulnerable to those who...
December 11, 2014
There Is No Supernatural
“Supernatural” is a convenient but lazy word that means “something outside the realm of what...
November 16, 2014
Even if religion completely disappeared, it would quickly return because people have religious experiences all...
November 09, 2014
Ordeals of Initiation
An ordeal isn’t just a hard and stressful experience, even if it teaches you something...
October 09, 2014
Holy Work and Two Lies of Religion
When we decide to follow a religious path or to undertake a religious quest, we...
September 03, 2014
Druids: A Very Brief Introduction
Who were the ancient Druids? What’s a modern Druid? A full answer requires several books...
June 26, 2014
Lessons From a First Ritual
I wasn’t ready to lead a public ritual when I was asked to do it...
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