Fish Is Not Just Fish

New Orleans Aquarium 2010

We don’t have clear, widely understood language to differentiate between very similar but critically different approaches to polytheism. For the sake of those who are seeking, we desperately need to find ways to recognize and appreciate the differences in how different people understand and interact with the many Gods. [Read more...]

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Serving Real Gods in a Shallow Culture

Truckee River - Reno - 2015

If someone takes the step from playing with fictional gods to inquiring about real Gods, it’s reasonable to assume there’s a genuine interest involved. Those of us who have made commitments to our Gods have an obligation to respond in good faith. [Read more...]

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No Pantheacon Envy

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In a perfect world I’d be at Pantheacon this weekend. But the world isn’t perfect and I’m staying at home. Unlike previous years, though, this year I don’t have Pantheacon envy. [Read more...]

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Top Posts on Patheos Pagan in 2014

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There’s been a lot of good writing on Patheos Pagan over the course of 2014. Here are my favorite posts, in no particular order. [Read more...]

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In Praise of the Wheel of the Year

Druid Wheel of the Year by Dana Wiyninger

Even if you don’t think a series of holidays from Iron Age Britain has anything to do with your life in the 21st century, marking the changing seasons is one of the most effective ways to stay connected to Nature, the source of our lives. [Read more...]

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Showing Up

The Council of Nicaea – photo via Wikimedia Commons

Paganism is a new religion – we’re still trying to figure out who and what we want to be. Decisions are being made by those who show up. [Read more...]

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Cernunnos

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We know little about Cernunnos from ancient times, but it is fitting that a God of Nature must be met in Nature and not in books. This is my experience of Cernunnos. [Read more...]

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Pantheacon Recap

badge and ribbons 2014

Last year I wrote about my Pantheacon envy. This year I went to Pantheacon. It was a great experience of community and I’m very glad I went. [Read more...]

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