Druids, Polytheism, and Impermanence

What do an OBOD camp and the Buddhist principle of impermanence have to do with conflict in the Polytheist Movement? In my case, quite a lot. [Read more…]

Step Functions and Loads of Bricks

There’s a place for sequential, ordered learning and advancement. But life rarely works that way outside of structured institutions. We do the work day after day, year after year, and nothing happens. Then one day it hits us like the proverbial ton of bricks. [Read more…]

A Druid Retreats Into The Woods

Thanks to the OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering, I’m refreshed, restored, and in a much better frame of mind to do the work that’s been set before me. [Read more…]

There’s No Room For Me In Your Religion

Many people in our wider society (from which Paganism and polytheism largely draw our members) don’t know what to make of religions that 1) don’t claim to be for everyone, and 2) don’t attempt to cater to everyone. [Read more…]

Pantheacon 2016

I had a great time at Pantheacon. The presentations were good, and there’s nothing like sitting on a hotel balcony, sipping wine, and discussing the fine points of your religion with some of the few people who truly understand your practices. [Read more…]

Druidry Is Not My Religion

I’m inspired by the ancient Druids, I model my spiritual practice on what we know about them, and I’m a full member of the largest Druid order in the world. I do what Druids do – I am a Druid. But Druidry is not my religion. [Read more…]

Nine Things I Think

Nine Things I Think: Pope Francis’ visit to the US, the VW emissions scandal, Bushkill Falls, Denton CUUPS Samhain, and more. [Read more…]

Polytheism Among The Druids

This year’s informal conversations at the OBOD East Coast Gathering seemed to be deeper and more serious than in past years. In particular, I heard a lot of questions and comments around polytheism. [Read more…]