The Environment In Which We Work

We’re trying to restore polytheism in a world where the loudest voices scream there is only one God and the second loudest voices scream there are none. We can’t put on headphones and block them out. So what can we do? [Read more…]

Until There Are No More Missionaries

Everyone has a right to their religious beliefs. No one has a right to torment others with prophecies of doom based on misinformation and outright lies. [Read more…]

Letter To My Christian Friends

People who nod in agreement with my reverence for Nature and smile politely with my esoteric practices get defensive and even angry with my worship of many Gods. In the spirit of “we need not think alike to love alike” I offer this letter to my Christian friends and family. [Read more…]

Top 10 Posts on Under the Ancient Oaks

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…]

Proselytizing, Secrecy, and a Better Way

We don’t proselytize, but we can make sure people know we’re here, and be ready to welcome those who respond to the same calls we heard earlier on our own spiritual journeys. [Read more…]

A Reasoned Defense of Paganism

There are lots of people who want to convert Pagans, either to fundamentalist Christianity or to atheism. While we have every right to decline the debate, I rather enjoy it. Besides, if you can’t rationally defend your beliefs and practices – to yourself if not to others – then you may want to take a closer look at your religion. [Read more…]