Interdependence and the Weakness of Evolution

spider monkeys in Honduras

The current debate on polytheistic theology includes a strong concern over anthropocentrism – the idea that it’s all about us.  Traci Laird articulated some of this in her own blog post and then clarified her thoughts in this comment to my last post.  Rhyd Wildermuth continued the conversation on his blog.  There have been others, some of which I’ve read and some of which I haven’t.  I’ve seen a lot of very thoughtful and thought-provoking commentary, but what I haven’t seen is a working hypothes … [Read more...]

East Coast Gathering 2013

good music and a good fire

I’m back from the OBOD East Coast Gathering after spending four days with about a hundred Druids and Druidish friends.  This was the fourth year for the ECG and my third year to attend.  They’ve all been slightly different – different guests, different workshops and rituals, different weather – but they’ve all had the same spirit of fellowship and bardic sharing, the same spirit of curiosity and inquiry, and of course, the same love of Nature experienced in a beautiful wooded camp.The big cha … [Read more...]

Nine Things I Think

Cernunnos pendant

I know, other bloggers do “Ten Things I Think,” but I’m a Druid so I’m doing nine.Nine Things I Think will be an irregular feature whenever I have a list of things I want to talk about that aren’t long enough for their own individual posts. Some may be expanded later, but most won’t. There’s no theme, just nine things I want to bring to your attention.1) Prince Herne has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? It’s an English name, it has historical associations with royalty, and it’s definit … [Read more...]

The Druid Revival Reader

Druid Revival Reader

The Druid Revival Reader edited by John Michael Greer 240 pages available from the Ancient Order of Druids in America or from Amazon.comModern Druidry traces its lineage back to 1717 when the Ancient Druid Order was founded in a pub in London.  Historian Ronald Hutton thinks that meeting may be more apocryphal than historical (see Blood and Mistletoe, page 127), but there is no doubt there were people calling themselves Druids in the 18th century and at least one Druid order by … [Read more...]