In Praise of Communities of Convenience

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The modern Western cult of the individual makes building homogeneous communities difficult. But humans are social animals – we need each other so much it’s worth forming and supporting imperfect, heterogeneous communities of convenience. [Read more...]

Why I’m An OBOD Druid

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There is no best Druid order, just different orders that fit individuals very well or not so well. If you feel called to Druidry, do some on-line investigation, read a few books, talk to some people who have first-hand experience, and make the best choice for you. This is why I’m an OBOD Druid. [Read more...]

East Coast Gathering 2014

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The 2014 OBOD East Coast Gathering reinforced a concept emphasized by another Druid order, the RDNA: “Nature is Good.” And so is a long weekend with your tribe, immersed in your tradition. [Read more...]

Nine Things I Think

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Nine Things I Think: Pagan Pride Day, CUUPS surveys, football players behaving badly (and criminally), future speaking engagements and more. [Read more...]

Druids: A Very Brief Introduction

Awen Flag at ECG 2013

Who were the ancient Druids? What’s a modern Druid? A full answer requires several books – here’s a very brief introduction to Druidry as I understand it and as I practice it. [Read more...]

Lessons From a First Ritual

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I wasn’t ready to lead a public ritual when I was asked to do it for the first time. Desire, reason, and the wisdom of my 9th grade history teacher helped me do it well. [Read more...]

Pan Druid Retreat

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I went to the Pan Druid Retreat with very few expectations. What I found was a Druid college and a deep connection to the spirits of a very beautiful place. [Read more...]

Interdependence and the Weakness of Evolution

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We are interdependent with each other, with other species, and with the Earth herself. A religious approach that recognizes this interdependence will be more successful than one that stubbornly clings to the illusion of independence. [Read more...]


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