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Even though the film is about May Day, I think Lammas/Lughnasadh is the perfect time to watch The Wicker Man. Extended version of course.Oh, and "like" Patheos Pagan on FB. If we hit 3,000 fans I may post a video of me doing a happy dance.WE MADE IT!I owe Cat Chapin-Bishop a happy dance! … [Read more...]

The Wicker Tree Live Discussion with Peg Aloi and Alastair Gourlay

Peg Aloi, of The Witching Hour, and I decided to take Google Hangouts On Air for a test drive and explore The Wicker Tree film. Thanks to the power of social networking Alastair Gourlay, executive producer of The Wicker Tree, joined our discussion!It's two hours long, longer than we intended, but we hope to revisit the subject in a future Hangout On Air, maybe with spoilers next time.I hope you enjoy! … [Read more...]

Analyzing The Wicker Tree: Spoilers Ahead

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Religion can quickly become a gruesome business.Forget whatever you think The Wicker Man and The Wicker Tree are about. They are not "Pagan films" or even proper horror films. They, with tongue grimly planted in cheek, remind us where our theologies can lead us unchecked and unfettered. They are not pro-Pagan, pro-Christian, pro-religion or pro-secularism. They are not meant to make you feel better about your faith. They are cautionary tales that say: There but for the grace of critical … [Read more...]

Quickie: Wicker Tree Party in ATL?

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So if I could convince the Atlanta Midtown Art Cinema to get The Wicker Tree, how many of my local peeps would come out to see it? Because the window of opportunity to see it on the big screen is tiny, and we could all go to Park Tavern afterwards and argue about how good/bad it was and reminisce about The Wicker Man.You know it would be fun, and a fantastic story to tell. I've heard stories of Pagans going to see The Wicker Man on the big screen back in the 1970's. Picture yourself in a … [Read more...]

13 Songs for Lammas/Lughnasadh!

Lammas is upon us. John Barleycorn must die. I must once again harvest Youtube for a playlist worthy of the season.As we approach Lammas I've been thinking about the concept of sacrifice a good bit. I'm not certain how the ritual I attend will play out, but generally the Corn King is cut down. I may have teased some of the male members of my coven about getting whacked, but that only led me to think about how I will never play the Corn King in ritual. Gender in Wiccan theology is … [Read more...]


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