Pagan Community Notes: Sacred Paths Center, Maetreum of Cybele, Touchstone Advocacy, and More!

The Maetreum of Cybele's building.

Happy May Day everyone! 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 lets get started! Sacred Paths Center Announces Closure: Sacred Paths Center, a Pagan community center serving … [Read more...]

Unleash the Hounds! (Off to the AAR Annual Meeting Edition)

Welcome to The Wild Hunt's semi-regular round-up of news and opinion, unleash the hounds. As you read this I'll be on my way to San Francisco, California to attend the American Academy of Religion's Annual Meeting. The AAR is the world’s largest association of academics who research or teach topics related to religion, and their annual meeting has become a vital place to hear about the latest scholarship in the field of Pagan Studies (and just about every other religious and philosophical … [Read more...]

Quick Notes: Ritual Killing, Burning Man, and Dominionist Debates

William Camacho. Photo by Peter Pereira/SouthCoastToday.com

Just a few quick notes for you on this Tuesday. Animal Sacrifice, Factory Farming, and Palo Mayombe: Religion Dispatches has an excellent essay up by Meera Subramanian, senior editor of Killing the Buddha, on the recent case of William Camacho, a practitioner of Palo Mayombe whose barber shop was shut down after sacrificial chickens were found in the basement. Subramanian compares the actions of religions that engage in animal sacrifice to the factory farming industry, and suspects that … [Read more...]

Quick Notes: Absent Christian Soldiers, A Blessed Ex-Satanist, and We’re All Neo-Pagans Now

Just a few quick quick news notes to start off your Wednesday. Absent Christian Soldiers: Remember that story a couple weeks ago about a Christian group in Dorset, England who were going to hold vigils outside a pub in order to "combat" a Pagan moot (social gathering)? Well, it turns out they didn't show up. "A Pagan moot in Bridport last week went ahead without any trouble after a planned Christian demonstration never materialised. [...] Despite the Christian group announcing to the press … [Read more...]