Killing Your Inner Fundamentalist

Newgrange - the entrance kerbstone

A foundation of evidence and reason are important, but inner fundamentalists and inner atheists cannot be reasoned away. It is in our first-hand experience of the mysteries of the Gods and Nature that our lives are changed. [Read more...]

The Big Tent of Paganism

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What do Druids and Wiccans, Heathens and Hellenists, Thelemites and chaos magicians, shamans and seers, kitchen witches and tree huggers all have in common? Not a single thing. But there’s still value in the Big Tent of Paganism. [Read more...]

Non-Conformance and Diplomacy – The Realities of Being Pagan

SS 2012 16 posterized

As people committed to social justice, it’s our job to build a society where differences aren’t a liability. But until then, this is the world we live in, and these are the harsh realities we face. [Read more...]

Three Short Reviews of Three Short Books

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Here are three short reviews of three short books: a resource on the Morrigan, a first-hand account of speaking with the Gods, and a book on modern Irish Paganism for children. [Read more...]

Atheists’ Ten Commandments

Mt. Stromboli and the Tyrrhenian Sea, 2012

A group of atheists did a nice job of developing their own Ten Commandments, but sometimes what we need isn’t new rules, or fewer Gods, or more Gods. Sometimes what we need is a completely different approach to how we think and how we live. [Read more...]

New Year, New Start – Now What?

climbing the Grand Pyramid at Uxmal, 2008

If we’re going to take advantage of this New Year to start something new, we need to make sure we’re starting the right things – something that supports our True Will and serves the greater good, not something we’ve been told we “should” want or that we “have to have.” [Read more...]

Top 10 Posts on Under the Ancient Oaks

Beaumaris Gorsedd Circle, Anglesey, Wales

2014 has been a very good year on Under the Ancient Oaks. Here are the Top 10 posts as measured by page views. [Read more...]

Top Posts on Patheos Pagan in 2014

Stonehenge 2007

There’s been a lot of good writing on Patheos Pagan over the course of 2014. Here are my favorite posts, in no particular order. [Read more...]


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