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December 16, 2018
What You Can’t See Can Hurt You
Success is not the sign of divine favor and hardship is not the sign of...
November 01, 2018
How Do I Know If A God Is Calling Me?
Being called can be a great thing, but it’s not winning the lottery. It’s more...
October 21, 2018
Called by Problematic Gods
What’s a woman to do when she feels called by a God whose stories include...
October 11, 2018
Devotional Art for Manannán mac Lir
This is the story of a new devotional painting of Manannán mac Lir by Pagan...
October 04, 2018
6 Ways to Talk to the Gods (and How to Listen for an Answer)
Religion is ultimately about relationships: with our families and communities, with the natural world, with...
October 02, 2018
A Conclave of Cats: Debating the Nature of the Gods
Imagine, if you will, a conclave of cats gathered to discuss and debate the true...
September 23, 2018
Animal Gods and Gods of the Animals
Xenophanes said that horses would worship Gods that look like horses. But some of our...
September 18, 2018
Why Would Anyone Take an Oath to a God?
Taking oaths is among the most serious and most personal of personal religious decisions you’ll...
September 13, 2018
Their Ways Are Not Our Ways: A Warning And A Call
I have a message for those who feel the call to mystical and ecstatic practice,...
July 31, 2018
Do Gods Disappear When Their Worship Ceases?
What do you say to someone who argues that widespread conversion to Christianity means their...
July 19, 2018
8 Things to do for Lughnasadh as a Solitary Pagan
Many traditional activities for Lughnasadh are designed for large groups, but many Pagans are solitary...
July 15, 2018
What It Means to be On the Side of the Gods
It is incredibly presumptive to assume the Gods are on our side. If we find...
June 19, 2018
Awareness and Context in Contemporary Polytheism
There is a hunger for the first-hand experience of the Gods. But in order to...
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...
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...
February 27, 2018
The Morrigan Calls More Than Warriors
“What does the Morrigan want with me? I’m not a warrior.”
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...
November 14, 2017
The Mead Tenders Who Weren’t There
Earlier this year I was part of an Otherworldly journey and I was explicitly told...
November 12, 2017
Under the Ancient Oaks: Devotion to Night
Under the Ancient Oaks, the video series. This month we’re doing something different. This is...
October 15, 2017
Under the Ancient Oaks: Cernunnos
In this episode of Under the Ancient Oaks – The Video Series, I’m joined by...
August 03, 2017
Negotiating With the Gods
If a deity calls you and you don’t want to serve, you have several options....
August 01, 2017
Am I Hearing a God or Am I Going Crazy?
If you’re drowning, get mental health care. But if you were swimming yesterday and today...
July 30, 2017
When You Hear The Call of The Morrigan
People are craving knowledge of the Morrigan. They yearn for direct experience of her. They...
July 20, 2017
The Victory of Lugh
Lugh spoke to the Tuatha De Danann and put strength in them, so that each...
July 13, 2017
The Leadership of Lugh – A Response To Oppression
When the Tuatha De Danann first came to Ireland they were oppressed by the Fomorians,...
July 11, 2017
An Oath to the Morrigan
What happens after you find a God? Sometimes we’re called to priesthood. Sometimes they just...
July 09, 2017
Is This The Same God?
Rather than stacking up the similarities and differences between Cernunnos and Pashupati and trying to...
July 06, 2017
The Coming of Lugh
Perhaps one of the reasons more people don’t celebrate Lughnasadh is simply that they don’t...
June 29, 2017
How Old Are The Gods and Why Does It Matter?
How old are the Gods? I don’t know. But I do know this: contemplating the...
June 27, 2017
The Birth of Lugh
Jason Mankey calls Lughnasadh “the ugly-duckling of sabbats.” I don’t like that, but Jason is...
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