No, We Can’t All Just Get Along

Many, Different Candles

I am required to practice, worship, and write according to the dictates of the Gods, no matter who that discomforts. And I am also required to work for the greater good alongside those who practice, worship, and write in different ways, even if that discomforts me. [Read more...]

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Nine Things I Think

Fontainebleau State Park - home of the OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering

Nine Things I Think: Pagan Unity Fest, Pagan Pride Day, a new OBOD seed group in North Texas, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, and more. [Read more...]

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Fish Is Not Just Fish

New Orleans Aquarium 2010

We don’t have clear, widely understood language to differentiate between very similar but critically different approaches to polytheism. For the sake of those who are seeking, we desperately need to find ways to recognize and appreciate the differences in how different people understand and interact with the many Gods. [Read more...]

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What I Learned From Isaac Bonewits

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Scholarship matters. Fuzzy targets yield fuzzy results. Why not excellence? I learned a lot from Isaac Bonewits – future generations of Pagans will too. [Read more...]

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The Future of Polytheism: Keeping the Gods at the Front

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There is room in our many ethnic and regional traditions for people who simply want to honor the Gods and live ordinary lives. Our polytheist traditions are not all or nothing propositions and I hope they never will be. But the future of polytheism will be built by those who keep the Gods at the front of their practice. [Read more...]

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Destiny, Availability, and a Lot of Work

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It’s fun to speculate about how things would be different if I had made different choices on my spiritual journey. But to insist it was all fate devalues a lot of difficult choices and hard work by me and by many others. [Read more...]

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Bi-druidical

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Though I happily remain an OBOD Druid, I’m now also a member of ADF. [Read more...]

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My Paganism Has No Disclaimers

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Until the general public understands that “I believe” means something more than “I think this might be true” I’m going to continue to describe my interpretations of my religious experiences firmly and confidently. [Read more...]

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