A Ritual Timeline

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How long does it take to put together the perfect festival ritual? How about ten years. It’s time to share the tears, triumphs, and story of how one epic ritual was put together. [Read more...]

Suffering For the Gods

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I don’t understand a theology of suffering as reward. Why would the gods want us to be miserable? [Read more...]

The Questions of Polytheism

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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...]

The Charge of the God

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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...]

Doing (and Writing About) Pagan Things

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Being a Pagan is about doing Pagan things. Why does that always seem so hard to write about? [Read more...]

The Gods They Are a Changing

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Are the gods unchanging monoliths or do they change and grow alongside of we humans? Does history suggest they change and grow, or are we limited to one interpretation of deity made thousands of years ago? Some of us believe that the gods they are a changing. [Read more...]

Jesus and Pagans: A Tired and Divisive Debate

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I’m a Pagan, and there are no obstacles between myself and the divine. How I encounter that divine is my journey, and yours as well. If someone wants to worship Jesus in a Pagan context that’s certainly their right, just as it’s your right to not do so. [Read more...]

Pan: The God of All

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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...]

My Gods are Gay, My Gods are Straight (And Everything in Between)

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My gods are both gay and straight, and everything in between. Their understanding is not limited to just one aspect of sexuality. My gods are powerful because they are inclusive. [Read more...]

40 Years 40 Things

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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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