Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

There are lots of articles and essays of interest to modern Pagans out there, sometimes more than I can write about in-depth in any given week. So The Wild Hunt must unleash the hounds in order to round them all up.Artist Lauren Raine is holding a Kickstarter campaign to create 21 new pieces in her Masks of the Goddess series. Previous collections in this series have been used by several Pagan groups for ritual purposes, most notably Reclaiming. The new collection will be held in trust for future community use. The money raised will also fund the "inaugural performance" of the new collection at the 2012 Women and Mythology Conference in San Francisco, produced and directed by M. Macha Ni … [Read more...]

New Alexandrian Library Gifted With Rare Dion Fortune Paintings

The New Alexandrian Library, overseen by the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, is a project that hopes to create “a library worthy of its namesake” focused on esoteric knowledge, mystical and the spiritual writings from many traditions, and the “history of our magickal communities.” Based in Delaware, the NAL broke ground earlier this year on the domed buildings that will house their growing collection. Last week, the library was gifted with four paintings created by the legendary 20th century British occultist Dion Fortune, author of such works as "Psychic Self-Defense", "Mystical Qabalah", and "The Sea Priestess"."This previous weekend Dolores Ashcroft Nowicki gifted the NAL with painti … [Read more...]

Paganism: Arts, Ads, and Aesthetics

Today I'm going to take a break from my inevitable contribution to the ongoing debate about Christian Dominionism, and instead look at some arts and design-related news that might be of interest.Dionysus is The Blood: First off, filmmaker Brielle Simone Greenberg's paeon to the god Dionysus has been making the rounds of the Pagan 'net. Sannion at The House of Vines says that "this short film comes closer to depicting the god I worship than anything I’ve ever seen before." httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z98m4w5IU_U"The Greek God Dionysus does not only stand for revelry. He stands for the oppressed in an uncanny world. This film is dedicated to all those who are oppressed and who are … [Read more...]

Patrick McCollum in Jordan and other Pagan Community Notes

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!Top Story: Pagan chaplain and activist Patrick McCollum has recently returned from the first International Conference on Transforming Conflict in Amman, Jordan. The event centered on dialogues with youth and adults from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and … [Read more...]


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