Pagan-Dash, the Census, and the Pagan Umbrella

Australia is having a census this year, and local activists are again encouraging Pagans of all stripes to list their religion, and to do so in a uniform manner (Australia and the UK, unlike the United States, do ask questions regarding religious affiliation). "Mark Hepworth is a Gardnerian Wiccan with Greek Reconstructionist beliefs but the Sydney IT worker would like to be counted as a pagan first. ''A lot of other faiths see us as the people that got too much into Harry Potter and decided … [Read more...]

Pagan Community Notes: Summer Festivals, COVR Awards, Pagan Families, and more!

Pagan Community Notes is a companion to my usual Pagan News of Note series, more focused on news originating from within the Pagan community. I want to reinforce the idea that what happens to and within our organizations, groups, and events is news, and news-worthy. My hope is that more individuals, especially those working within Pagan organizations, get into the habit of sharing their news with the world. So lets get started! Summer Festival Season Begins: This weekend the Pagan Summer … [Read more...]

Quick Notes: Peg Aloi, Rachel Pollack, Michelle Bachmann, and Patheos Move Notes

First off, welcome to Patheos everyone! I'm still getting used to the new digs, but so far the hitches seem to be relatively minor. One thing, the comments from Intense Debate are still in the process of being exported to Disqus, our new commenting system. The comments themselves are safe, but it may take a bit before they all appear. So please be patient as we get that worked out. Now then, let's start off with a few quick notes shall we? Peg Aloi Talks Medieval Horror: Over at … [Read more...]

The Wild Hunt Joins Patheos

When thinking about The Wild Hunt, the question I always ask myself is "What's next?" How can I build on what I've done so far, and expand it to new audiences? How can I make my work sustainable? How can I bring the most good to the many communities I report on and for? After months of talks, consultations, and soul-searching, I've decided on a new path for this site - one that I think is exciting, and that opens up new realms of possibilities for the future of Pagan media. Starting tomorrow, … [Read more...]