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April 13, 2018
A Pilgrimage to Kildare
This is the first guest post in almost 10 years of Under the Ancient Oaks....
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...
April 08, 2018
Learning to Cook in the Kitchen of the Gods
Damh the Bard said that following an established religion is ordering off the menu and...
April 05, 2018
The Impact of Human Activity on Sacred Sites
27 years of modern Druid processions have worn a path into the ancient grounds of...
April 03, 2018
Rathcroghan and the Cave of the Morrigan
Rathcroghan is one of the ancient royal sites of Ireland. Its large mound – Rath...
April 02, 2018
Support The Wild Hunt – It’s the Liberal Thing to Do
The majority of Pagans are political liberals of one flavor or another who believe we...
April 01, 2018
Under the Ancient Oaks: The Importance of Fire in Ritual
Under the Ancient Oaks, the video series. This month’s guest is ADF Archdruid Jean Pagano,...
March 29, 2018
Lough Gur in a Driving Rain
Lough Gur is a lake south of Limerick with numerous sites of interest to Pagans...
March 27, 2018
A Chorus of Ravens at the Hill of Tara
The Hill of Tara is the seat of the ancient high kings of Ireland. It...
March 25, 2018
A Visit to Fourknocks – An Adventure in Four Parts
A visit to the 5000 year old passage tomb of Fourknocks, including a key we...
March 22, 2018
12 Days in Ireland and Wales
I’m back from a trip to Ireland and Wales that was both a vacation and...
March 20, 2018
Developing Power in Paganism and Witchcraft
Power is necessary, and power is corrupting. Power can be used to build a better...
March 18, 2018
Building Your Own Liturgical Calendar
If you’re lucky enough to belong to a tradition that already has a liturgical calendar,...
March 15, 2018
How I Know My Paganism Is Real: 8 Key Events
These are the key events on my Pagan journey that caused me to change my...
March 13, 2018
Paganism as an Orientation
What if our Paganism isn’t simply a random choice or the product of our environment,...
March 11, 2018
Get Over Your Fear of Religion!
All some people seem to want is a vague and trite spirituality that makes them...
March 08, 2018
Toward Deeper Rites: The Obligations of our Seasonal Celebrations
Good religion is joyous religion, and Paganism should always be a religion of wonder and...
March 06, 2018
Living With Thoughts of Suicide – A Personal Story
Recently someone contacted me privately and asked for my thoughts on suicide. Trite responses do...
March 04, 2018
Under the Ancient Oaks: Daily Prayer For Pagans
Under the Ancient Oaks, the video series. This month I’m joined by ADF Druid Lauren...
March 01, 2018
5 Bad Reasons to Become a Pagan
Many different people come into Paganism for many different reasons. That doesn’t mean all of...
February 27, 2018
The Morrigan Calls More Than Warriors
“What does the Morrigan want with me? I’m not a warrior.”
February 25, 2018
Conversations Under the Oaks: February Q&A
Here are the questions and answers for this month’s Conversations Under the Oaks, a new...
February 21, 2018
A Pagan Reflects on Billy Graham
I admire Billy Graham’s dedication and devotion. But I cannot minimize the problems of what...
February 20, 2018
If We Win, Will the Witch Trials Come Back?
Ronald Hutton said “we are the only society that both believes in witchcraft and doesn’t...
February 18, 2018
Fear, Experience, and Becoming Invincible
There’s been a lot of garbage written about fear over the years. People claim fear...
February 15, 2018
Michael Harner and the Need for Context
There is no question Michael Harner was highly influential in the Pagan community and beyond....
February 13, 2018
Friends Are Too Precious To Throw Away
When I was seven years old I didn’t have enough friends. Or really, any friends....
February 11, 2018
The SCA and the Swastika: the Power of Symbols
There’s a secondary point in this story: about the power of symbols and how we...
February 08, 2018
Cherish Your Normals: You Need Them (And They Need You)
Let’s accept people for who and what they are, even if they’re weird – and...
February 06, 2018
Facts and Reason are Good, but Experience is Necessary
If there’s one primary theme running through almost 10 years of blogging at Under the...
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