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February 15, 2018
Michael Harner and the Need for Context
There is no question Michael Harner was highly influential in the Pagan community and beyond....
February 13, 2018
Friends Are Too Precious To Throw Away
When I was seven years old I didn’t have enough friends. Or really, any friends....
February 11, 2018
The SCA and the Swastika: the Power of Symbols
There’s a secondary point in this story: about the power of symbols and how we...
February 08, 2018
Cherish Your Normals: You Need Them (And They Need You)
Let’s accept people for who and what they are, even if they’re weird – and...
February 06, 2018
Facts and Reason are Good, but Experience is Necessary
If there’s one primary theme running through almost 10 years of blogging at Under the...
February 04, 2018
Under the Ancient Oaks: the Music of Melanie Gruben
Under the Ancient Oaks, the video series. This month’s episode features a short interview and...
February 01, 2018
One Year Later: The Lessons of P-exit
As much as most of us would like to forget about last year’s mass exodus...
January 30, 2018
Fairies: A Guide to the Celtic Fair Folk
If the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, the road to Fairy is...
January 28, 2018
9 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was A New Pagan
A scan through my private journals turned up a list of things I really wish...
January 25, 2018
Why I Don’t Like Sexy Morrigan Imagery
Bowdlerizing ancient stories and statues is just as wrong as trying to turn a Battle...
January 23, 2018
What I Can Do For You as a Priest, and What I Can’t
Perhaps your Pagan tradition doesn’t need priests. Most do, including mine. But being a priest...
January 21, 2018
Integrity is Complicated: Breaking a Promise From Your Old Religion
In the realm of religion we frequently find ourselves in situations where integrity makes conflicting...
January 18, 2018
Conversations Under the Oaks: January Q&A
Here are the questions and answers for this month’s Conversations Under the Oaks, a new...
January 16, 2018
No More Crayon Drawings on the Refrigerators of Mount Olympus
Early on the Gods seem happy we’re acknowledging Them and reaching out to Them. But...
January 14, 2018
Cults of Personality Must Die
If someone insists you treat them like a celebrity, that’s their fault. If you do...
January 11, 2018
Unpopular Pagan Opinions: I Don’t Believe in the Three Worlds
Last week Devin Hunter talked about Heaven and Hell in the sense of “the Overworld...
January 09, 2018
Meditation: A Pagan Approach to a Universal Practice
Meditation is most commonly associated with Buddhism, but it is practiced in every religion and...
January 07, 2018
Under the Ancient Oaks: A Season of Contemplation
Under the Ancient Oaks, the video series. January and the season leading up to Imbolc...
January 04, 2018
The Ethics of Praying For Others
Praying for others is a good thing, but doing it ethically requires that we do...
January 02, 2018
2018: A New Year’s Divination
Here’s a look into 2018. For me, divination is less prediction and more like turning...
December 27, 2017
Top 10 Posts of 2017
Thank you for all your support this year. Here are the Top 10 posts of...
December 24, 2017
The 4 Best Posts of 2017 You Didn’t Read
While I’ve come to accept that sometimes the Pagan community just doesn’t care about something...
December 21, 2017
3 Events, 2 Books, and a Crow in a Live Oak Tree
Happy Solstice! Today may be our holy day, but the bulk of the Western world...
December 19, 2017
The Pagan Practice of Prayer
Many Pagans have a difficult relationship with prayer due to poor examples in a previous...
December 17, 2017
Under the Ancient Oaks: Honoring Our Ancestors
Under the Ancient Oaks, the video series. I talk with fellow Denton CUUPS member Linda...
December 14, 2017
Conversations Under the Oaks: A Pagan Q&A
Here are the first set of questions and answers for Conversations Under the Oaks, a...
December 12, 2017
The Winter Solstice: What Needs To Be Born?
As we celebrate the Solstice, let us consider the state of the world and how...
December 10, 2017
The Myth of Disenchantment is a Lie
The Emperor of Disenchantment is naked, even as those of us who live in a...
December 07, 2017
Parting the Mists: An Introduction to Journeying
Journeying is the first-hand experience of other times, other places, and other realms. These are...
December 05, 2017
My Top 10 Pagan Albums of All Time
I’m not a music critic or historian, and this isn’t a list of the “best”...
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