A Blessed Lughnasadh

Today is Lughnasadh (also known as Lammas) the first of three harvest festivals celebrated in many modern Pagan traditions. Lughnasadh originated as one of the four main Celtic fire festivals and was dedicated to the Celtic god Lugh/Lugus the many-skilled (or, in the case of Ireland, Lugh’s foster-mother Tailtiu). It is a time of thanksgiving, first-harvests, and the end of summer. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGmOMyf1SkQ John Barleycorn dancing at the Lammas Festival in Eastbourne, UK on 31 … [Read more...]

Pagan Community Notes: A Pagan Festival in Israel, TheurgiCon, and More!

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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!A Pagan Festival in Israel: September will see the nation of Isr … [Read more...]

Happy Summer Solstice

"In summer, the song sings itself." - William Carlos Williams Today (and last night) is the celebration of the Summer Solstice*, also known as Midsummer, or Litha. It is at this time that the Northern Hemisphere is tilted closest to the sun (the opposite being true for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere who are celebrating the Winter Solstice). It is a time of fertility and celebration: bonfires, maypoles, dancing, and outdoor festivals have been traditional during this time for most of hu … [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 fes … [Read more...]


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