Stonehenge Remains, Maetreum of Cybele, and other Pagan News of Note

Stonehenge

King Arthur vs. Archeology: British Druid leader King Arthur Pendragon (no, not that Arthur Pendragon) has failed in his attempt to force reburial of human remains found at Stonehenge, claiming the 5000-year-old cremated remains were of a royal "priest caste," potential founding fathers of Britain."Mr Justice Wyn Williams refused to give King Arthur permission to launch a judicial review action - ruling at a High Court hearing in London that there was insufficient evidence to show that th … [Read more...]

COG Grand Council Elects New First Officer, Meets at MerryMeet

The COG board-elect.

This weekend Covenant of The Goddess, one of the largest and oldest Witch and Wiccan associations, held their 2011 Grand Council. This year the council, part of the larger yearly event known as MerryMeet, took place in Irving Texas and was hosted by the Texas Local Council (click here to download an audio interview with Chuck Peart of COG's Texas Local Council). In a historic first for this national Witchcraft organization, their traditional opening invocation featured an interfaith blessing wit … [Read more...]

Quick Notes: Protecting Sacred Lands, The Interfaith Observer, and Teenage Clergy

Photo courtesy of the BBC

A few quick news notes for you on this Sunday morning.Protecting Sacred Lands: The Environmental News Network reports that the Biodiversity Institute at the University of Oxford, in partnership with the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) and World Database on Sacred Natural Sites (SANASI), is creating a world map that will display sacred and holy places, including forests in an attempt to raise awareness for biodiversity conservation.A team of scientists from the University … [Read more...]

Patrick McCollum in Jordan and other Pagan Community Notes

Patrick McCollum with Taher al-Masri

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 rec … [Read more...]


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