The Weight of Diversity

Few of the words that have become politically charged are more sacred than ‘diversity.’ As pagans, the concept of diversity is central to our perception of reality. There are many gods, each a divine, supernal reality unto themselves and from which ontological moments emerge into our awareness, but diversity as a political is rarely questioned. If…

What’s the Story?

There is a terrible, wonderful power to narrative. We live and die by it. It shapes our thoughts, our perceptions, our very reality in ways that we cannot even — or at least don’t often — imagine. The Magic of the Tale Our pagan forebears knew this far better than we. It is well remembered by those…

A State of Permanence

Today is July Fourth, 2016: Independence Day in the United State of America. It is also the actual New Moon, but I’m doing something different. Now is the perfect time to talk about Statehood, Patriotism, and all that, but there are two problems: 1) the visible New Moon will be tomorrow night, so I will be posting…

Organizational Overview: Introduction

Oakengrove pursues three primary functions or services. Its primary function is to work the land in such a way as to enrich it rather than tax it, while its secondary function is to invite people to come and see how this is done and empower them to incorporate elements of its life into their own….