My Paganism: Nature, Nurture, or Choice?

Jason Mankey asked all the Patheos Pagan bloggers to write on “How I Found Paganism.” I’ve already written multiple variations on this theme over the years. Instead, I want to explore the question of why I’m a Pagan. Is my Paganism is a question of nature, nurture, or choice? [Read more…]

The Birth of Lugh

Jason Mankey calls Lughnasadh “the ugly-duckling of sabbats.” I don’t like that, but Jason is telling the truth. Perhaps Pagans and polytheists would put more into celebrating Lughnasadh if they knew more about Lugh. This is the story of his birth. [Read more…]

Paganism and the Primacy of the Written Word

The written word is a useful servant, but Western culture has made it an arrogant master. If we are to become truly Pagan then the primacy of the written word must give way to the primacy of religious experience. [Read more…]

Differentiation is Good, Arrogance is Not

In matters of absolute religious truth, ultimately we don’t know and we can’t know. But that doesn’t mean we can know nothing about the Gods, and it doesn’t mean our debates about them are useless. [Read more…]

The Path of Paganism

After a journey of over three years, my first book The Path of Paganism is out. I got my author copies two weeks ago – I started getting Facebook messages from people who got their pre-ordered copies on Tuesday. This is the story of how The Path of Paganism came to be a book. [Read more…]

The Jealous Druid

I’m amused that Jason Mankey is jealous of me. But I have my own Pagan-related jealousies… [Read more…]

Why I’m Staying at Patheos Pagan

Patheos hosts my blog, promotes my work, and pays me a token amount, which is more than most blogging sites. No one has ever tried to censor my work – if they do, I’ll move. But I’m not going to leave a good situation over what might happen. [Read more…]

You Are What Your Record Says You Are

The AFA’s recent announcement drops all pretense, but their record has long shown they’re a racist organization. What does your record say you are? [Read more…]