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 only after the fact, when I can look back and see how far I’ve come and what new opportunities the path has presented, that I can say “yes, this was the right choice” or “no, I should have done something else.” [Read more…]

Escaping Fundamentalism

How can you get away from fundamentalism for good? How can you have a life changing Pagan experience? There is no one right way. This is what worked for me. [Read more…]

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 to honor the Gods and live ordinary lives. Our polytheist traditions are not all or nothing propositions and I hope they never will be. But the future of polytheism will be built by those who keep the Gods at the front of their practice. [Read more…]

Spiritual Buffets and the Value of Traditions

The many traditions of religion and spirituality are like a huge buffet offering an appetizing but bewildering assortment of choices. And like a buffet, picking spiritual practices at random can lead to an unhealthy diet. [Read more…]

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 that was that. Now there are more spiritual and religious options available now than at any time in history. But more choices makes life more complicated. [Read more…]

Advice To A Young Pagan

There will be days when your Paganism is beautiful, powerful, and magical. Keep practicing. There will be days when your Paganism seems empty and lifeless. Keep practicing. Paganism isn’t something you believe or something you have to qualify for. It’s something you do and something you are. [Read more…]

Listening To The Gods

When we listen to the Gods we allow Them to speak to us here and now. If we want to avoid following the monotheistic religions into stagnant orthodoxy and an obsession with the written word, let’s learn to experience Them directly and intimately. [Read more…]

Dark Times – A Winter Solstice Meditation

The dark times we are experiencing now will not disappear when we light our Solstice candles, yet we light our Solstice candles anyway. We do this not because it will make everything nice and easy but because this is who we are. [Read more…]