December 2006

  • The Order of the White Oak

    I have been a member of the Ancient Order of Druids in America since this summer, but there are no other druids in that order anywhere nearby. For us, it has been very important to find other druids, because of the children. Continue reading

  • On the Christmas Tree

    We received a most interesting Christmas card from a family friend recently. (Our family friend doesn’t yet know about our religious affiliation…) The card had a lovely picture of a family bringing home a tree in a sleigh, and inside the card was a remarkable story about the origin of the Christmas tree: Continue reading

  • Avoiding Colds and Flu (Druid Herbal Wisdom)

    Knowing Druid herbalists has its advantages. Every winter, my family has all kinds of trouble with colds and flu. It happens because we’re cooped up in the house a lot, and we have small children who ensure that every bug and germ wandering around town ends up at our house. We’ve tried tea, we’ve tried… Continue reading

  • How to Raise Children Spiritually

    It’s a thorny issue: how do you raise children up spiritually, helping them see (or continue to see) how everything around them is infused with the Eternal, while at the same time helping them learn to find their own way forward? Continue reading

  • How to Choose a Religion V: the Search for Truth

    The following story is absolutely true. God and Terror in the Mountains A friend of mine once worked for private detective agency. She took the job on a temporary basis, just to make a little extra money on the side. She didn’t sign up for any of the dangerous work; mostly she would just watch… Continue reading