September 10, 2020

I understand that some Pagans are ambivalent – at most – about the Gods. That’s fine. Paganism isn’t Christianity – believing the “right” thing isn’t what’s most important. But I couldn’t stop caring about the Gods if I wanted to… and I don’t want to. Read more

September 8, 2020

There are times when magic is a lot of fun. But this isn’t one of them, and if I wait for it to become fun again I may not be doing anything for a long time. That would make things even worse. Sometimes working magic is work. But sometimes work is necessary. Read more

September 6, 2020

Every religion must have its non-negotiables, the things that make it unique and thus give it a reason to exist. But what do you want to make non-negotiable in your religion? A cultural norm that changed long ago? Or the values and virtues of our Gods and ancestors? Read more

September 3, 2020

We feel what we feel, and if what we feel is rage, then we’re enraged. Naïve comments like “don’t let it get to you” or “just let it go” only make things worse. But we have an obligation to do everything possible to insure that our rage does not harm anyone. Read more

September 1, 2020

More answers to questions: disruption of natural places, skills for Tower Time, Druid resources for kids, and the challenges of the contemporary Pagan community. Read more

August 30, 2020

Answers to questions around polytheist beliefs and practices: validating UPG, finding appropriate offerings for deities, how many shrines can you handle, and should you offer your blood? Read more

August 27, 2020

When I look at the most influential books on my shelf, I see science books right alongside books of history and religion. If you’re looking for advanced Pagan books, look outside the Pagan section of the book store. Read more

August 25, 2020

This past Sunday I got up well before dawn and went for a long walk in one of the local greenbelt parks. It’s a poor substitute for real travel, but it’s all I’ve got at the moment. I’ll take it. Read more

August 23, 2020

Basing your religious and spiritual beliefs on works of fiction is rarely a good idea. But some stories aren’t just made up. They tap into something deeper and more meaningful. Sometimes inspiration comes to us in the form of first-hand experience. Read more

August 20, 2020

Christian fundamentalism in the United States is dying, and a decisive victory over Donald Trump in the upcoming elections will hasten its loss of power. But there are other things we can do to help end it, and to make our own lives better in the process. Read more

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