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! Witch School Ends the Reality Television Gravy Train: Yesterday Witch School International, the largest online … [Read more...]
Pagan Community Notes: Witch School and Reality TV, Goddess Across Borders, Modern Witch Magazine, and More!
On this Mother’s Day let’s not forget the mother(s) of us all. "Celebrations of mothers and motherhood occur throughout the world. Many of these trace back to ancient festivals, like the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration. However, the modern holiday is an Americaninvention and not directly descended from these celebrations. Despite this, in some countries Mother's Day has become synonymous with these older … [Read more...]
Quick Notes: Cady McClain’s Goddess, The Doctrine of Discovery, and Ernest Callenbach’s Final Statement
Here are a few quick news notes to start off your Monday. Cady McClain Discusses Porn, Wants a Goddess: Actress Cady McClain, perhaps best-known for her roles on daytime television with All My Children and As the World Turns, writes an opinion piece for PolicyMic about violence and degradation in adult films, and sees patriarchal religion lying at the root of the issue. "I believe we can look to patriarchal religions for one part of the answer: in a society where the god we worship … [Read more...]