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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Interview With Gary Andrews

Gary Andrews is the director and producer of The Spirit of Albion, the 2012 independent film based on the music of Damh the Bard. I called it “the Pagan movie I’ve been waiting for.” Gary talks about Spirit, film making on a tight budget, and his new project Tales of Albion. [Read more…]

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The Secret History of the World

If you’re expecting an exposé of occult secrets from The Secret History of the World you’ll be disappointed. If you’re expecting typical history you’ll be frustrated. But if you’re looking for a myth to show you how we got where we are and where we’re headed, give it a try. [Read more…]

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A Call To Piracy

Pirates have a unique place in American culture, and though they have been heavily romanticized we still see the need for noble outlaws. The fact that we cannot steal a ship, enlist a crew and plunder the Spanish Main does not mean piracy is no longer possible. Piracy is quite possible, and I’d say it’s downright necessary. [Read more…]

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Of Goddesses and Warriors

As an exercise in literary interpretation, the idea that Morrigan was merely testing Cú Chulainn and helping him achieve his destiny has merit. As a guide for dealing with the gods here and now, I find the story of Morrigan and Dagda far more helpful. [Read more…]

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A Commitment to Excellence

If you’re looking for easy, there are any number of religions, spiritualities or entertainments that will be happy to feed you spiritual opium. But I can’t do justice to my commitment to Nature and to the gods without a commitment to excellence in my spiritual life. [Read more…]

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A Commitment to the Gods

Though I have a strong commitment to Nature, the natural world alone is not enough for me. The gods and goddesses are the most important center of my practice. My commitment to them put me firmly on this path that has led to belonging, purpose and fulfillment. [Read more…]

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Telling Their Stories

The Denton CUUPS Beltane Circle was not your typical light-hearted celebration of fertility. We had a Maypole dance and a spiral dance, but in between was an interactive, dramatic presentation of two stories of Morrigan and her dealings with the god Dagda and with the hero Cú Chulainn. These stories come from two different sources, and traditionally, Morrigan’s affair with Dagda took place at Samhain. But they present a clear contrast of responses to the Goddess of Sovereignty. [Read more…]

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