Gorged on Information, Starving for Wisdom

I love visiting ancient sites, hearing and telling ancient stories, and learning about ancient ancestors. But the greatest value of the myths and history I learn lies in how they prepare me for my own experiences of the Gods, right here right now. [Read more…]

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Druidry Is Not My Religion

I’m inspired by the ancient Druids, I model my spiritual practice on what we know about them, and I’m a full member of the largest Druid order in the world. I do what Druids do – I am a Druid. But Druidry is not my religion. [Read more…]

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Corporate Mindfulness: Be Careful What You Wish For

Corporate mindfulness is a mixture of Buddhism and Taoism with a little New Age thrown in. It promises to make employees less stressed, more patient, and more focused, but mainly more productive. It’s a vile process that profanes the religions from which it steals. [Read more…]

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Deep Magic

Deep magic is the way the world works, not in some quasi-scientific, oversimplified cause-and-effect way, but in the incredibly complex hands-on network of relationships and interdependencies. [Read more…]

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What I Learned From Isaac Bonewits

Scholarship matters. Fuzzy targets yield fuzzy results. Why not excellence? I learned a lot from Isaac Bonewits – future generations of Pagans will too. [Read more…]

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Bi-druidical

Though I happily remain an OBOD Druid, I’m now also a member of ADF. [Read more…]

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What Are The Gods Up To?

Get a handful of polytheists together and sooner or later the conversation turns to “so, what are They up to?” Something is going on and we can’t help but wonder what it is – unquestioning faith is not a Pagan virtue. [Read more…]

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Spiritual Buffets and the Value of Traditions

The many traditions of religion and spirituality are like a huge buffet offering an appetizing but bewildering assortment of choices. And like a buffet, picking spiritual practices at random can lead to an unhealthy diet. [Read more…]

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