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January 03, 2016
4 Steps to a Deeper Pagan Practice
While much of life returns to normal starting tomorrow, there’s still something not-quite-ordinary about the...
December 13, 2015
It’s Not All The Same And That’s OK
Articulating religious differences is not an insult. I don’t have to affirm your beliefs and...
December 08, 2015
Polytheism Is Theism!
Some people see the depth and meaning in polytheism, and they feel the call of...
November 24, 2015
How Do You Know You’re on the Right Path?
In the moment I never know if I’m doing the right thing or not. It’s...
September 10, 2015
How can you get away from fundamentalism for good? How can you have a life...
August 23, 2015
The Future of Polytheism: Keeping the Gods at the Front
There is room in our many ethnic and regional traditions for people who simply want...
July 07, 2015
Spiritual Buffets and the Value of Traditions
The many traditions of religion and spirituality are like a huge buffet offering an appetizing...
July 02, 2015
5 Reasons You Can’t Find the Right Spiritual Path
Religion used to be simple: you learned the religion of your family growing up and...
May 10, 2015
Advice To A Young Pagan
There will be days when your Paganism is beautiful, powerful, and magical. Keep practicing. There...
April 12, 2015
Listening To The Gods
When we listen to the Gods we allow Them to speak to us here and...
December 18, 2014
Dark Times – A Winter Solstice Meditation
The dark times we are experiencing now will not disappear when we light our Solstice...
July 10, 2014
A Meditation on Air
The four elements are part of our wider Pagan culture and I think it’s worthwhile...
July 01, 2014
Paganism is a new religion – we’re still trying to figure out who and what...
June 29, 2014
Serving Many Gods
Devotional polytheism isn’t an all or nothing thing. As with our human relationships, different relationships...
June 24, 2014
A Druid in the Marketplace of Religions
I’ve been harmed by false certainty, so I try to make it clear what I...
June 08, 2014
Tending the Altar
I look at my altar several times each day, but it’s been months since I...
April 20, 2014
Where Are You From?
Where are you from? The question has many answers. The story of humanity is the...
April 13, 2014
Water in the Desert
Being a good Pagan or a devout practitioner of any religious or spiritual path is...
April 03, 2014
Am I Doing It Right?
Wondering “am I doing it right?” is a good thing. It’s a sign you’re taking...
February 09, 2014
Thoughts on Death
Our mainstream culture tells us to ignore death and pretend it will never come, but...
January 07, 2014
This Year Has Goals
Instead of making New Year's resolutions, I select a theme for each year. My no-goals...
December 29, 2013
Integration – A Review
2013 has not been an easy year for me, but it has been a year...
December 12, 2013
Lessons From the Marathon
The myth that inspired the modern marathon ended with the runner dropping dead. Yet every...
December 10, 2013
Five Ritualists at Dinner
If you want to advance the state of the art of modern Paganism, resist the...
December 08, 2013
Dreams of a Druid College
Sometimes I dream of a Druid college, a community of Pagan peers. There is no...
November 21, 2013
Sharon Knight Interview
Under the Ancient Oaks is thrilled to present an interview with singer and songwriter Sharon...
November 19, 2013
Religion and Politics – A Pagan Perspective
The Patheos Public Square asks if it’s time for religious leaders to pull back from...
October 20, 2013
Facilitating Religious Experiences
Religious experiences happen when individuals are ready and when the gods so desire. All we...
October 15, 2013
Religious Buyer’s Remorse
I’m thankful for the freedom and opportunity to explore virtually every religion ever known to...
October 01, 2013
Government Shutdown and the Willow Pentagram
I’m angry about the government shutdown – it’s a dereliction of duty and a failure...
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