Interview With Gary Andrews

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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...]

The Secret History of the World

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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...]

A Call To Piracy

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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...]

Of Goddesses and Warriors

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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...]

A Commitment to Excellence

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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...]

A Commitment to the Gods

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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...]

Telling Their Stories

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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...]

Reclaiming Your Sovereignty

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Before the Great Battle of Magh Tuireadh, Figol the Druid blessed the warriors, saying “as to the men of Ireland, every breath they breathe will be an increase of strength and of bravery to them; and if they are seven years in the battle they will never be any way tired.” It is in that Druid tradition I offered this morning’s sermon at the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. [Read more...]


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