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June 04, 2018
Druid News: Eimear Burke will be the new Chosen Chief of OBOD
Philip Carr-Gomm announced that he is beginning a two-year transition to step aside as Chosen...
April 10, 2018
Conversations Under the Oaks: April Q&A
The deepest questions we’ve had so far for the Q&A: duotheism, triple goddesses, and the...
November 28, 2017
300 Years of Druidry
According to Ross Nichols, the first Druid order of the modern era was founded in...
September 11, 2016
Druids, Polytheism, and Impermanence
What do an OBOD camp and the Buddhist principle of impermanence have to do with...
August 18, 2016
Step Functions and Loads of Bricks
There’s a place for sequential, ordered learning and advancement. But life rarely works that way...
March 22, 2016
A Druid Retreats Into The Woods
Thanks to the OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering, I’m refreshed, restored, and in a much better...
March 15, 2016
There’s No Room For Me In Your Religion
Many people in our wider society (from which Paganism and polytheism largely draw our members)...
February 16, 2016
I had a great time at Pantheacon. The presentations were good, and there’s nothing like...
February 14, 2016
Druidry Is Not My Religion
I’m inspired by the ancient Druids, I model my spiritual practice on what we know...
September 29, 2015
Nine Things I Think
Nine Things I Think: Pope Francis’ visit to the US, the VW emissions scandal, Bushkill...
September 24, 2015
Polytheism Among The Druids
This year’s informal conversations at the OBOD East Coast Gathering seemed to be deeper and...
September 22, 2015
OBOD East Coast Gathering 2015
With over a hundred OBOD Bards, Ovates, Druids, and guests, the sixth edition of the...
August 30, 2015
Nine Things I Think
Nine Things I Think: Pagan Unity Fest, Pagan Pride Day, a new OBOD seed group...
August 20, 2015
Destiny, Availability, and a Lot of Work
It’s fun to speculate about how things would be different if I had made different...
August 18, 2015
Though I happily remain an OBOD Druid, I’m now also a member of ADF.
August 02, 2015
Why I Am Still A Druid
I belong to many religious movements and I serve in many capacities. But if you...
July 07, 2015
Spiritual Buffets and the Value of Traditions
The many traditions of religion and spirituality are like a huge buffet offering an appetizing...
May 13, 2015
James Bianchi 1949 – 2015
James Bianchi was a good friend and a fine Druid who did great things for...
March 24, 2015
OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering
Last weekend was the inaugural OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering at Fontainebleau State Park on the...
February 17, 2015
In Praise of Communities of Convenience
The modern Western cult of the individual makes building homogeneous communities difficult. But humans are...
October 02, 2014
Why I’m An OBOD Druid
There is no best Druid order, just different orders that fit individuals very well or...
September 23, 2014
East Coast Gathering 2014
The 2014 OBOD East Coast Gathering reinforced a concept emphasized by another Druid order, the...
September 21, 2014
Nine Things I Think
Nine Things I Think: Pagan Pride Day, CUUPS surveys, football players behaving badly (and criminally),...
September 03, 2014
Druids: A Very Brief Introduction
Who were the ancient Druids? What’s a modern Druid? A full answer requires several books...
June 26, 2014
Lessons From a First Ritual
I wasn’t ready to lead a public ritual when I was asked to do it...
May 13, 2014
Pan Druid Retreat
I went to the Pan Druid Retreat with very few expectations. What I found was...
January 05, 2014
Interdependence and the Weakness of Evolution
We are interdependent with each other, with other species, and with the Earth herself. A...
November 17, 2013
The Art of Wild Wisdom
Druidry is the art of wild wisdom. It’s the spirituality Nature teaches us, if only...
September 29, 2013
Do the Work and Trust the Process
Esoteric studies and spiritual development can be intimidating. It may seem like nothing is happening,...
September 25, 2013
The Currents of Life
I appreciate the compliments I got on this blog at the East Coast Gathering, but...
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