November 21, 2018

When approaching the land as the object of a devotional practice, one should not focus on the creatures living on the land, but the land itself. Read more

October 25, 2018

Reconstructionism is a methodology, not a religion. My religion is Celtic or Gaelic Paganism. We may call it Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism, but that is giving our religion a middle name after the method which we use to arrive at facts and best guesses about our pagan practice. Calling our religion Druidism or Druidry is problematic. Our Priests are Druids; their practice is Druidry, but not everyone is a priest. Saying the entire religion is called Druidism is like lumping all Catholic… Read more

October 5, 2018

Pagan groups can be whatever you want them to be. The angle of what we wish is broader than what will work, most of the time. And when you involve more people, you can expect the choir of requests to make changes or do various things within the group to get exponentially wider. If you are starting or redefining a group, you’ll want to aim for what will work over what you project as optimal in your mind. It is so… Read more

September 26, 2018

Samhain is a magical time. I hope to honor it so I try to build my articles on the best scholarship available to me, and I try to be skeptical. I’m an untrained psychic from birth and have been a seer since I was a child. I never learned a methodology; it has always been with me. I believed in magic but was not sure about the gods for the longest. I was skeptical I could even say I existed… Read more

September 25, 2018

” Extremely little. The total of evidence we have for the druids could probably fit on a few pages. All that comes down to us directly are a handful of references by Roman authors, non of which sets out to describe the druids, the mentions are all incidental.” – Redditor “We don’t know what druids wore. We don’t know whether men and women worshipped together. We don’t know what druids believed or taught. We don’t know what druids said or did during their… Read more

August 29, 2018

Edit: I coincidentally was writing this the day my mom asked me not to wear a kilt to my sister’s wedding.  These are continued thoughts of a decolonized pagan worldview. I practice Irish American Paganism. The Troubles or Na Trioblóidí(Pronounced Nuh Treebloidee) was the conflict between Ireland and Northern Ireland. The members of the Orange Order and the Williamites who represent Protestant Faith wear the color orange and march, though controversially, through Northern Ireland. The Famine in Ireland and the systematic repression… Read more

August 29, 2018

There’s not one worldview of the cosmos among ancient pagans. But, the first people to be called pagan were the people who spoke Indo-Europeans(IE) languages. And among the different IE there is a demonstrable single origin of their worldviews. That means the heart and ideology of the paganisms Greeks, Celts, Romans, Germans, Balts, Slavs, Indian, and Iranian stem from a root. These cultures are part of the same language family and their pre-christian religions are as linked as are their… Read more

August 20, 2018

In what way can we tell how the ancients made offerings? Simply because their offering hordes have been discovered and written about by authors through time. Read more

August 16, 2018

I believe in you. I believe in every reader. My faith that my words do wonders for people I will never touch carries me to continue. I believe in my grove. I believe in every member. My faith that my works do wonders for them carries me to continue. It takes a lot to start a pagan group. And it is not for the faint of heart. It takes strength commitment, and sometimes a level of madness. The reasons we… Read more

August 9, 2018

Considering my Ancestors I have been thinking about the Ancestors lately and how exactly they fit into my life. I have honoured the Ancestors for a number of years. My grandparents and aunts and uncles seemed the closest I could experience as Ancestors, other than the animal friends that are no longer in my life. I was one of the fortunate ones. At 96 and 92, I still had both of my parents. I called them my “greatest treasure”. My… Read more

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