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. We shouldn’t do it, and when we do bad things can happen. But not on the scale of badness that we’re experiencing right now – not by a long shot. [Read more…]

ADF Texas Imbolc Retreat – Gathering Under a Common Banner

ADF is what it is and does what it does without excuse or apology, and it also welcomes all people of good will to gather around its fire. This past weekend’s Texas Imbolc Retreat embraced and embodied the virtue of hospitality. [Read more…]

Are We Bringing Sin Into Paganism?

Let’s be as pious and as pure as we can be. But at the end of the day, let’s put living virtuously and heroically ahead of following anyone’s rules. [Read more…]

A Need For Divination

It’s necessary for us to stay focused on the tasks at hand. But we also need to know where our paths will take us and what obstacles or opportunities we might be overlooking. And sometimes, we need an answer from the Gods. [Read more…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]