Away at FaerieCon West (Plus Some News Links)

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I'm in Seattle, Washington this weekend, part of the team that's putting on FaerieCon West, a transformational celebration of music, myth, fantasy, and, of course, faerie. While FaerieCon West, and events like it, are not explicitly Pagan, the openness and embrace of Pagan culture can’t be missed by anyone whose eyes are open to it. While there are many presentations and performances I'm looking forward to, I'm perhaps most excited about participating in a panel discussion with Jeet … [Read more...]

Transformational Festival Culture

The TEDx Youtube channel recently uploaded a talk by Jeet Kei Leung from TEDxVancouver 2010 on transformational festivals. The half-hour presentation focuses on West Coast-oriented festivals and events like Faerieworlds and Burning Man and talks about how these events re-merge spiritual/religious practices with secular festival culture. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8tDpQp6m0A Jeet Kei Leung specifically references how many of these festivals have adopted practices and rituals from modern … [Read more...]