August 10, 2022

Over the past few weeks I’ve seen a fair number of witches, occultists, Druids, and others say something along the lines of “I’m not Pagan.” I respect their choices and I understand their point, but I think there’s still value in the term. Read more

August 7, 2022

Are the Gods part of Nature? Some of Them clearly are. Others, I don’t know – although I tend to think so. What I know is that I worship Them because They are good and holy and worthy of worship. And so is Nature. Read more

August 2, 2022

I sat quietly at the Seiðr ritual as person after person pleaded “tell me what to do.” The fear and uncertainty are real. Let’s understand why we ask these questions, and how we can learn to deal with them even if we can’t answer them precisely. Read more

July 31, 2022

Let’s be honest: the environment is hostile right now. I think it’s safe to assume that a God who rarely does things in a straightforward manner wants us to approach these challenges using all the cunning, guile, and creativity at our disposal. Read more

July 27, 2022

The Norse God Loki delivered three messages in a recent Seiðr ritual, messages that were meant not just for those in the ritual, but for all of us. Read more

July 24, 2022

Today’s Sunday service at the Denton UU Fellowship: the story of how Lugh led his people to victory over their oppressors, and what that story means for us here and now. Read more

July 21, 2022

“I needed this more than I realized.” That was my first and strongest thought as I left Mystic South last Sunday. Read more

July 19, 2022

Announcing a new on-line class from Under the Ancient Oaks: “Pagan Monasticism as a Solitary Practitioner.” Registration is open now; the class begins August 4 and will run for six weeks. Details are in Module 0 on the Courses page. Read more

July 17, 2022

Read myths plainly – focus on the story, not on the words. Look for truth – especially truth about how to live virtuously in difficult circumstances. Reject literalism and embrace ambiguity. And then put what you learn to use building a practice of your own. Read more

July 13, 2022

According to the current Supreme Court, we must understand the intentions of long-dead men from a long-gone era in order to interpret the Constitution. We can read their writings, but why bother with written records when we can hear from them directly? Read more

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