Preparing for the HexenFest

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Attending FaerieCon West, a transformational festival of art, spirit, and myth, brings to mind how modern Pagans are also building arts-focused events. In California, Sharon Knight and Winter of the band Pandemonaeon, along with fashion designer Anaar, are organizing the first of what they hope will become a yearly festival dedicated to magick-based music and dance entitled "HexenFest.""Hexenfest offers an evening of entertainment and revelry based on magick and a dark sensual aesthetic - … [Read more...]

Quick Note: “American Mystic” Now Available at Amazon, Netflix

The documentary “American Mystic” (Facebook page), directed by Alex Mar, and featuring Morpheus Ravenna along with members of Stone City Pagan Sanctuary, is now available at Amazon.com, and will soon be accessible at Netflix. The film was screened at the 2011 PantheaCon, and had its premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qhIWz4Lp-E"American Mystic is a documentary about three twenty-somethings, each a member of a fringe religious community, who have sepa … [Read more...]

Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

There are lots of articles and essays of interest to modern Pagans out there, sometimes more than I can write about in-depth in any given week. So The Wild Hunt must unleash the hounds in order to round them all up.Duke Divinity School professor Mark Chaves, author of  “American Religion: Contemporary Trends,” explores why a growing number of Americans are willing to say they don't belong to a religious tradition. I recently mentioned Chaves in an earlier post about the decline of religon, a … [Read more...]

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

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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...]


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