5 Things I Learned At Mystic South

Mystic South 2017 was an amazing, magical, memorable event. I’m so glad I was there. These are the five lessons I’m taking away from the conference. [Read more…]

Under the Ancient Oaks: Land Spirits

Here’s the second episode of Under the Ancient Oaks, the video series. Cynthia Talbot and I discuss land spirits and spirits of place and how we can relate to them. [Read more…]

The Surprising Paganism of The Mummy

Forget the new Tom Cruise movie. The best Mummy of them all is the 1932 version with Boris Karloff. It’s a fictional horror movie, but it has some surprising Pagan elements. [Read more…]

The Victory of Lugh

Lugh spoke to the Tuatha De Danann and put strength in them, so that each had the spirit of a king or a great lord. He heartened them to fight well, for it was better for them to die protecting their own country than to live under bonds and under tribute any longer. [Read more…]

Why What I Am Takes So Many Words To Describe

There is no single term that completely and accurately describes the religion I practice. Since last fall, I’ve occasionally described it as “ancestral, devotional, ecstatic, oracular, magical, public polytheism.” I think that’s worth exploring in more depth. [Read more…]

The 8 of Cups, or, I Like It Here Why Do I Have To Leave?

There’s no need for a grand exit… or a grand entrance. Just decide to leave those eight cups behind and head for the edge of the map, as you know it. And when you get to the edge, keep going. [Read more…]

The Leadership of Lugh – A Response To Oppression

When the Tuatha De Danann first came to Ireland they were oppressed by the Fomorians, who ruled the land. For a while they put up with it, for fear that those in power might make things even worse. But eventually, they decided to act. [Read more…]

An Oath to the Morrigan

What happens after you find a God? Sometimes we’re called to priesthood. Sometimes they just want your devotion. And sometimes, the relationship is a constantly-changing journey. This is the story of my 13-year relationship with the Morrigan, Battle Goddess and Lady of Sovereignty. [Read more…]