January 17, 2019

This is a question all of us need to consider, because sooner or later we’re all going to have to deal with someone who’s toxic or abusive or both. And we are ethically compelled to respond. Read more

January 15, 2019

I get not hanging on to things you don’t use. I go through my closet every season and either throw away or donate the stuff I’ve stopped wearing. But when I heard that Marie Kondo had said that everyone should have no more than 30 books, well, them’s fightin’ words. Read more

January 13, 2019

A spiritual feast requires spiritual depth, and you’ll never get spiritual depth if you keep sampling a bit of this and a bit of that from the all you can eat religious buffet. Read more

January 10, 2019

I smile whenever I see the ocean again. I’m fascinated with sea legends and lore. But I can never forget that I am always a guest of the ocean. I have always lived on the land, and when my time comes I will be buried in the land. Read more

January 8, 2019

You’re not a beginner anymore – you’re ready to explore the world of Gods and magic in more depth. Not because someone says you should but because you want to. Here are eight ways to make your Paganism stronger this year. Read more

January 6, 2019

You considered yourself a beginner, but when your group decided it was time to do a public ritual, everybody looked at you – and you said yes. Now what? Leading a public ritual for a mixed Pagan group is a challenge, but it can be done… and done well. Read more

January 3, 2019

What if New York Times columnist Ross Douthat is right? What if the future really is Pagan? A Pagan-based civic religion will make for a better country and a better world. Read more

January 1, 2019

2019 will be another year of The Wheel and The Tower. I wish it wasn’t, but it is. Remember your Gods and ancestors. Review your goals and build your communities. Learn magic. And above all else, remember who you are – an immortal soul who has incarnated in a challenging time. Read more

December 27, 2018

The Top 10 posts of 2018 on Under the Ancient Oaks: the Morrigan (twice), Mabon Hate, Wolfenoot, Did You Think The Gods Were Lying, and more. Read more

December 23, 2018

While I’ve come to accept that sometimes the Pagan community just doesn’t care about something as much as I do, there are times when I find myself screaming “this is important! Why are you not reading this?!” And why haven’t you signed the Book of the Beast? Read more

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