Pagan Soup: Gary Johnson, Wild Hunt podcast and Autism Month

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Cara Schulz Hung Out With Gary Johnson Yup, a presidential candidate hung out with a Hellenic polytheist for a day. Could you imagine Ross Perot hanging out with Selena Fox? Me neither.Cara has written about the experience over on PNC-MN and it's worth a read. Even if you don't agree with his politics, it's refreshing to read something political without it being full of "God! Gays! Abortion!" The Wild Hunt Has A Podcast Jason has created a weekly podcast that looks deeply into news … [Read more...]

Mainstream Media, Pagans and the Air Force

You gotta love mercury retrograde. Weird crap just happens. Really funny things happen. I'm tickled. Here's why...See, it all started with Cara Schulz. She's spent probably about 6 months working on the 2-part Air Force story she published recently. You should read it here and here. It's really good.She spent countless hours trying to get people to talk to her, to get people to go on the record and to pull this thing together. When you're independent media, you have to work a lot harder. … [Read more...]

The Air Force is Pagan-Friendly? Who Knew?

Cara Schulz of PNC-Minnesota has published the second part of her report on Pagans and the US Air Force, and some of the quotes are quite surprising: “You don’t have to be scared about sharing your religion or think you need to stay in the broom closet about it,” Cadet Johnson says. “People are very understanding. We have officers in charge of us who are very understanding, the Chaplains are very understanding so it’s very easy to be a Pagan at the Air Force Academy.”Major Ihme wants Pagans … [Read more...]

Happy Veteran’s Day: Pagans find warm welcome at ‘Gateways to the Air Force’

What I love best about the Pagan community is that every time I feel down I read about something amazing happening in Pagandom that just lights me up. Today Cara Schulz at PNC- Minnesota has an incredible article up about Pagans in the military: When potential Military Members join the United States Air Force they usually enter through one of two Gateways To The Air Force.  Future officers attend college at Colorado Springs Air Force Academy and enlisted trainees go through Basic Military … [Read more...]

Watch the Pagan Media Interview Gary Johnson

You can watch the interview with Gov. Gary Johnson right here.You can listen to the "post-mortem" on the Modern Witch Podcast right here.Stay tuned for my analysis tomorrow. … [Read more...]

What Would You Ask Gary Johnson?

Sunday evening I have the good fortune of being able to interview successful two-term governor and presidential candidate Gary Johnson. This is thanks to Gov. Johnson's willingness to talk to average, ordinary people and PNC-MN's Cara Schulz and her tireless efforts.I've gotten some great advice on things to ask Gov. Johnson, some of the best from my own sister who thinks a funny question or two might reveal the governor's personality (we are both wary of people who can't laugh).So I want to … [Read more...]

Looking at Christianity With Pagan Eyes

One of the pitfalls of blogging is you tend to hear from your critics far more often than your fans. So it really made my day when I received a note from a 70-year-old retired pastor who told me my writing was helping him to build a bridge of understanding between his faith and Paganism. On those days when I wake up and wonder if it's really worth it to crank out another post, notes like his lift me up and inspire me. I'm not going to mention his name, but this post is for you, friend.I … [Read more...]

Pagan Soup: Sacred Paths Center, Camelot, Occult Experts and Egocentric Ritual

Sacred Paths Center in Financial StraitsNels Linde at PNC-Minnesota reports the popular community center in Paganistan is in danger of closing it's doors. SPC put this statement on their website: Sacred Paths Center, the Spiritual/Pagan Center, open to all, first of its kind in the United States, is broke.“What, AGAIN?”Yes.“Now why?”Simple: lack of YOUR support. This message will reach thousands and thousands, but how many of you will care enough to do anything? Camelot Mini-Ra … [Read more...]

Advice Needed on Ancestor Shrines

Up in Paganistan a public ancestor shrine has opened up at the Sacred Paths center, and the story quotes Patheos columnist Galina Krasskova. It's a great resource for folks in that area but my thoughts are a little closer to home.I'm going to be moving into a new space in about a month or so, and trying to imagine where my altars will go in my new space. Should I place family photographs along the stairs with a shelf for incense and offerings? Should I put a few photos and a candle on the … [Read more...]

Pagan Soup: Burqinis, Polytheism, Circumcision and More

Nigella Lawson Sports A Burqini Nigella Lawson was seen frolicking on a beach wearing *gasp* clothing! The curvy celebrity chef is no stranger to showing skin, so maybe she just didn't want a sunburn? People pointing out her cellulite?Muslim blogger Spirit21 writes: Lawson’s fear of sunburn may have inadvertently prompted the realisation that there is liberation in covering. This is something that Muslim women like me have expended much effort in explaining and defending. But maybe we can now … [Read more...]


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