Kokopelli: Fertility God of the American Southwest

The origins and attributes of Kokopelli, Native American fertility god of the Southwest. [Read more…]

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The Veil & The Dread Lord of Shadows

Samhain is a time to reunite with those who have gone before, and perhaps visit with He who stands at the gates of the Summerlands, the Dread Lord of Shadows. The veil between the worlds is thin and the souls of our loved ones call out to us. [Read more…]

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The Questions of Polytheism

I’ve always called myself a polytheist, but the label is no where near as important as my relationship with deity. Are the gods somehow all related? Does it matter? Why defining my own polytheism often leaves me with more questions than answers. [Read more…]

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The Charge of the God

Revealed now are the words of the Great God, or at least how one person sees him. I’ve been reciting this version of The Charge of the God for the last fourteen years, I thought it was about time I share it on Raise the Horns. [Read more…]

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Pan: The God of All

In Modern Greek the word pan translates to “everything” or “all” but it’s much more likely that the god Pan derives his name from the Greek word root “pa” which translates to “Guardian of the flocks.” Pan’s first role has always been that of the shepherd, the guardian between civilization and the wild. [Read more…]

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40 Years 40 Things

In 40 years on this Earth I haven’t learned very much, but I have cultivated a lot of opinions. Join me in some self indulgence as I address ritual, deity, horned gods, and buffalo chicken. [Read more…]

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Faces of the Horned God: Herne the Hunter

Herne is a god, a folktale, and a ghost-story; he’s also the only god who has ever explicitly expressed his displeasure with me during ritual. Adventures with Herne is a look into the origins of the god, and how I learned to appreciate him. [Read more…]

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