While you enjoy your brunch, why not peruse some interesting articles and essays to be found at our Pagan channel? httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1g0Z0APed0"A Typology of Pagan Groups" by Aidan Kelly: "Given the commonality of the basic Gardnerian liturgical pattern, it is useful to propose a typology based on how closely the various Pagan groups resemble the Gardnerians, resemblances created because it was the “Gardnerian magnet, as Chas Clifton labeled it, that set off the Pagan Renaissance in the 1960s." "Encountering Pagan Deities" by Gus diZerega: "One important respect among several where NeoPagan practice differs from mainstream American religion is our relation to our de … [Read more...]
In elections held yesterday, Missouri overwhelmingly passed a state constitutional amendment that claims to affirm their religious rights, reinforces a student's "right to pray and acknowledge God voluntarily in their schools," and forces schools to post the Bill of Rights in schools. However, critics of the amendment pointed out that the ballot language doesn't tell the whole story. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oF8Ni6MSTQ"The ballot did not mention language in the amendment allowing students to refuse to participate in school assignments that violate religious beliefs, or ensuring elected officials the right to pray on government property. "This was misleading in its presentation an … [Read more...]
Pagan Community Notes: New Alexandrian Library’s Foundation, A Circle Minister’s Protest, A Sierra Club Interview, and More!
Pagan Community Notes is a series focused on news originating from within the Pagan community. Reinforcing 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 let’s get started!New Alexandrian Library Lays Foundation: At the end of 2011 the New Alexandrian Library officially broke ground on their physical space in Delaware. 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 “ hist … [Read more...]