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February 17, 2019
Why Is There Suffering? A Modern Pagan Response
Humans have been asking Big Questions for at least as long as we’ve been human....
January 31, 2019
The Morrigan Calls People In Different Life Situations
I see Her calling people who are young and inexperienced – and a few who...
December 27, 2018
Top 10 Posts of 2018
The Top 10 posts of 2018 on Under the Ancient Oaks: the Morrigan (twice), Mabon...
September 30, 2018
Escaping Our Hells By Fighting
Over the past few days many of us have descended into our own personal hells,...
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,...
September 04, 2018
Chaos Brings Challenges, Chaos Brings Opportunities
Will climate change and a Mad King drive us into a new Dark Age? I...
August 07, 2018
Conversations With A Persistent Proselytizer – The Importance of Foundational Assumptions
I’ve had a running conversation with a Christian who asks a lot of questions. Most...
July 29, 2018
Why We Make Oaths
Someone asked why we should make oaths, since “life will make you break every oath...
July 17, 2018
15 Random Thoughts From Mystic South
The second Mystic South conference was even better than the first, and not just because...
July 01, 2018
Did You Think The Gods Were Lying?
The warnings began seven years ago: “a storm is coming – get ready.” Did you...
June 03, 2018
Pouring Offerings to the Morrigan in Ireland
Sacred travel is good, but it is not necessary. Experiencing the Gods is a matter...
May 20, 2018
A Very Careful Prayer
“Be careful what you ask for – you just might get it.” I’m overloaded right...
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 03, 2018
Rathcroghan and the Cave of the Morrigan
Rathcroghan is one of the ancient royal sites of Ireland. Its large mound – Rath...
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...
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...
December 27, 2017
Top 10 Posts of 2017
Thank you for all your support this year. Here are the Top 10 posts of...
November 01, 2017
Into the Cave of the Morrigan
Our Samhain ritual this year was titled “Into the Cave of the Morrigan.” It was...
September 12, 2017
Intermediate Polytheism: Because You’re Not a Beginner Anymore
Once you’ve established your devotional practice, what’s next? There are many possibilities – I can...
August 20, 2017
Under the Ancient Oaks: Living a Good Life During Difficult Times
Under the Ancient Oaks the video series, episode 3. What do we mean by living...
August 03, 2017
Negotiating With the Gods
If a deity calls you and you don’t want to serve, you have several options....
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 11, 2017
An Oath to the Morrigan
What happens after you find a God? Sometimes we’re called to priesthood. Sometimes they just...
June 06, 2017
Differentiation is Good, Arrogance is Not
In matters of absolute religious truth, ultimately we don’t know and we can’t know. But...
June 04, 2017
Playing the Grand Game When You’re Not A Great Power
This is not the future we wanted. Most of us simply want to live good...
March 09, 2017
Listening to the Dead at a Civil War Battlefield
620,000 people died in the Civil War because the world changed and some refused to...
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