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May 15, 2018
Trump, Jeffress, and the Jerusalem Embassy – This is Why We Need Separation of Church and State
When an fundamentalist preacher represents the United States at the dedication of a new diplomatic...
May 13, 2018
Animism, Personhood, and Killing to Eat
Do you mindlessly eat what you’ve always been told to eat and mindlessly ridicule those...
May 10, 2018
Conversations Under the Oaks: May Q&A
We have lots of questions this month. How to handle theological disagreements. How to tell...
May 08, 2018
The Value of Chaos
I don’t like chaos. I don’t like risk. Taking risks can make things better, but...
May 06, 2018
The Gods Are Like Water
In a recent podcast, Lonnie Scott said “are the water spirits that make their way...
May 03, 2018
Teetering on the Edge of Chaos
I don’t want people to be fearful. Not because nothing’s coming that can harm us...
May 01, 2018
“They’re Confused” – Why Common Sense Is Often Wrong
Any time “common sense” is invoked, a flashing red light should go off in your...
April 29, 2018
What Shall We Die For?
If our collection of spirit workers, God-bothereds, and other mystics are in agreement that bad...
April 26, 2018
Lord of the Rings: Lessons to Remember, Lessons to Forget
While engaged in a movie marathon – and with current world events never far from...
April 24, 2018
The Storm is Strengthening – Put Your Faith In Deeper Things
We’re a quarter of the way through 2018 and the message I’m getting is: “the...
April 22, 2018
Depth and Power Will Overcome the Enemies of the Craft
The provocative quote attacking “enemies of the Craft” identifies a real problem but proposes an...
April 19, 2018
8 Things To Do For Beltane As a Solitary Pagan
Most traditional activities for Beltane are designed for large groups or for couples, but many...
April 17, 2018
Called, Not Chosen – Building an Inclusive Paganism
As powerful as my ecstatic experiences of the Gods have been, they’re not the core...
April 15, 2018
Is Unconditional Belief Required in Paganism?
Unconditional belief not only isn’t required, it isn’t advised. If you feel you must believe...
April 13, 2018
A Pilgrimage to Kildare
This is the first guest post in almost 10 years of Under the Ancient Oaks....
April 12, 2018
Solas Bhride: A Goddess Speaks Softly in Many Forms
Subtle magic can be powerful magic. It takes root and grows, often below the surface...
April 10, 2018
Conversations Under the Oaks: April Q&A
The deepest questions we’ve had so far for the Q&A: duotheism, triple goddesses, and the...
April 08, 2018
Learning to Cook in the Kitchen of the Gods
Damh the Bard said that following an established religion is ordering off the menu and...
April 05, 2018
The Impact of Human Activity on Sacred Sites
27 years of modern Druid processions have worn a path into the ancient grounds of...
April 03, 2018
Rathcroghan and the Cave of the Morrigan
Rathcroghan is one of the ancient royal sites of Ireland. Its large mound – Rath...
April 02, 2018
Support The Wild Hunt – It’s the Liberal Thing to Do
The majority of Pagans are political liberals of one flavor or another who believe we...
April 01, 2018
Under the Ancient Oaks: The Importance of Fire in Ritual
Under the Ancient Oaks, the video series. This month’s guest is ADF Archdruid Jean Pagano,...
March 29, 2018
Lough Gur in a Driving Rain
Lough Gur is a lake south of Limerick with numerous sites of interest to Pagans...
March 27, 2018
A Chorus of Ravens at the Hill of Tara
The Hill of Tara is the seat of the ancient high kings of Ireland. It...
March 25, 2018
A Visit to Fourknocks – An Adventure in Four Parts
A visit to the 5000 year old passage tomb of Fourknocks, including a key we...
March 22, 2018
12 Days in Ireland and Wales
I’m back from a trip to Ireland and Wales that was both a vacation and...
March 20, 2018
Developing Power in Paganism and Witchcraft
Power is necessary, and power is corrupting. Power can be used to build a better...
March 18, 2018
Building Your Own Liturgical Calendar
If you’re lucky enough to belong to a tradition that already has a liturgical calendar,...
March 15, 2018
How I Know My Paganism Is Real: 8 Key Events
These are the key events on my Pagan journey that caused me to change my...
March 13, 2018
Paganism as an Orientation
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