October 4, 2018

Religion is ultimately about relationships: with our families and communities, with the natural world, with our virtues and values, and with our Gods and spirits. Building relationships with other persons requires communication. There are ways we can talk to the Gods, and there are ways we can hear from Them. Read more

October 2, 2018

Imagine, if you will, a conclave of cats gathered to discuss and debate the true nature of humans. It is much the same when we humans discuss and debate the true nature of the Gods. Read more

September 30, 2018

Over the past few days many of us have descended into our own personal hells, reliving our worst days over and over again. What is done is done and cannot be undone. We can only work to dismantle the patriarchy and oligarchy that invests unworthy men with power over the lives and bodies of women, people of color, the poor, and others they deem inferior. Read more

September 27, 2018

There is no shame in fear and doubt – they’re part of being imperfect humans who have to make decisions with imperfect information. But fear and doubt can be overcome, and TV preachers can be banished into irrelevance. Read more

September 25, 2018

Your main thing isn’t everyone else’s main thing. People who try to manipulate others into supporting their causes are behaving exactly like street corner preachers who are certain everybody who doesn’t believe like them is going to hell. You don’t have to listen to them. Read more

September 23, 2018

Xenophanes said that horses would worship Gods that look like horses. But some of our Gods are not in our image. What does it mean that some deities have chosen to reveal Themselves in other-than-human form? Read more

September 20, 2018

We’ve all heard someone say “funerals are for the living.” No. This is sacrilege. This is a Protestant and humanist idea that has no place in Paganism and polytheism. Funerals are for the community, which includes both the living and the dead. Read more

September 18, 2018

Taking oaths is among the most serious and most personal of personal religious decisions you’ll ever have to make – I can’t tell you what to do. But I can tell you I’ve sworn oaths to three different deities and I’m glad I did. Read more

September 16, 2018

Many traditional activities for Mabon are designed for large groups, but many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. Here are eight things you can do to celebrate the Autumn Equinox as a solitary. Read more

September 13, 2018

I have a message for those who feel the call to mystical and ecstatic practice, and for those who are contemplating taking an oath to a deity: if you can do anything else, do it. Their ways are not our ways. Read more

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