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June 17, 2018
Paganism Is More Than Belief
Angelo Nasios argues that Hellenism is the culture of the Greeks. Does that mean that...
June 12, 2018
Conversations Under the Oaks: June Q&A
Welcome to Conversations Under the Oaks, a monthly Q&A feature. This is your chance to...
June 10, 2018
8 Things to do for Summer Solstice as a Solitary Pagan
Many traditional activities for the Summer Solstice are designed for large groups, but many Pagans...
June 07, 2018
The Otherworld in a Dream – 4 Things I Learned
On rare occasions I have dreams that can only be described as prophetic. They have...
June 03, 2018
Pouring Offerings to the Morrigan in Ireland
Sacred travel is good, but it is not necessary. Experiencing the Gods is a matter...
May 31, 2018
Toward a Common Polytheist Theology
In the last post I said that over time, modern Paganism will settle into three...
May 29, 2018
Paganism Doesn’t Need Unity
We need to stick together where we have common interests, but not on matters of...
May 27, 2018
Paganism in the Dry Season
Dry seasons come to all of us sooner or later. The realities of life intrude...
May 20, 2018
A Very Careful Prayer
“Be careful what you ask for – you just might get it.” I’m overloaded right...
May 10, 2018
Conversations Under the Oaks: May Q&A
We have lots of questions this month. How to handle theological disagreements. How to tell...
May 08, 2018
The Value of Chaos
I don’t like chaos. I don’t like risk. Taking risks can make things better, but...
May 06, 2018
The Gods Are Like Water
In a recent podcast, Lonnie Scott said “are the water spirits that make their way...
May 03, 2018
Teetering on the Edge of Chaos
I don’t want people to be fearful. Not because nothing’s coming that can harm us...
April 29, 2018
What Shall We Die For?
If our collection of spirit workers, God-bothereds, and other mystics are in agreement that bad...
April 24, 2018
The Storm is Strengthening – Put Your Faith In Deeper Things
We’re a quarter of the way through 2018 and the message I’m getting is: “the...
April 22, 2018
Depth and Power Will Overcome the Enemies of the Craft
The provocative quote attacking “enemies of the Craft” identifies a real problem but proposes an...
April 19, 2018
8 Things To Do For Beltane As a Solitary Pagan
Most traditional activities for Beltane are designed for large groups or for couples, but many...
April 17, 2018
Called, Not Chosen – Building an Inclusive Paganism
As powerful as my ecstatic experiences of the Gods have been, they’re not the core...
April 15, 2018
Is Unconditional Belief Required in Paganism?
Unconditional belief not only isn’t required, it isn’t advised. If you feel you must believe...
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 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 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 11, 2018
Get Over Your Fear of Religion!
All some people seem to want is a vague and trite spirituality that makes them...
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