A Pagan at the National Day of Prayer

Many public events for the National Day of Prayer restrict participation to Evangelical Christians, but an interfaith event in Denton, Texas included many more religious traditions, including Pagans. [Read more…]

Incorporating Animism into our Paganism

Animism is not a religion. It’s a foundational concept of many religions, one that both Nature-centered Pagans and Deity-centered Pagans would do well to consider. If the animist worldview is correct – and I believe it is – what does that mean for how we live our lives? [Read more…]

The Loyalty Day Proclamation: Loyalty is Earned, Not Commanded

The very idea of a Loyalty Day is offensive, no matter who is issuing the proclamation. Loyalty by command is feudalism. Real loyalty must be earned. [Read more…]

Paganism Is Evolving, Not Dying

Paganism isn’t one thing – it’s a movement that contains many religions, proto-religions, and spiritualities. Even as parts of Paganism are dying, new parts are being born. Paganism isn’t dying, it’s evolving. [Read more…]

The Path of Paganism

After a journey of over three years, my first book The Path of Paganism is out. I got my author copies two weeks ago – I started getting Facebook messages from people who got their pre-ordered copies on Tuesday. This is the story of how The Path of Paganism came to be a book. [Read more…]

Why I Had To Make a Clean Break With Christianity

I grew up in fundamentalism and so I had to make a clean break with Christianity. Nothing is worth letting that fear back into my life. I will not open that door, not even for access to two thousand years of magic. [Read more…]

Beltane – The Coming of the Gods

The Tuatha De Danann had to fight to make a home in Ireland. I do not imagine our struggles will be any easier. But with the skill of Lugh, the strength of the Dagda, and the cunning of the Morrigan, we can prevail. [Read more…]

Owning Land in an Animist World

We can own land, at least in a limited sense of the term. But owning land does not give us absolute control over it. Rather, it increases our ability and our responsibility to care for the land like the living, inspirited being it is. [Read more…]