The Consequences of Anti-Pagan Propaganda

A Catholic parent who thinks Pagans shouldn't be able to use public parks.

That there is a thread of hostility and distortion against modern Pagan faiths within Catholicism is well documented. My own journey in exploring this murky territory started in 2006 when Catholic pilgrims attacked and threatened Pagans in Glastonbury, leading me to wonder what exactly is being taught to Catholic youth about our faiths. "Maya Pinder, the owner of the shop, said: "We've had to hear comments such as 'burn the witches', we've had salt thrown in our faces and at our shop, people … [Read more...]

Money, The New Age, and Esalen’s Midlife Crisis

A view of Big Sur, California.

Don Lattin, author of "The Harvard Psychedelic Club" and "Following Our Bliss," reports on growing pains at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, for the Religion News Service. According to Lattin's piece, there are growing complaints about the "corporatization" of Esalen, long a haven for spiritual seekers, with some claiming it is "turning into a spa for the 1 percent.""David Price, the son of the late Richard Price and a former general manager of the institute, is one of many E … [Read more...]

Fire Claims New Age Shop in New Jersey

Sacred Circle after the fire. (Photo courtesy of NJ Pagans FB Page)

A massive fire broke out yesterday in Long Branch, New Jersey, claiming 10 businesses and 14 apartments. Luckily, no human life was lost in the fire, though some pets were killed. Among the businesses that were destroyed was Sacred Circle New Age Center, a local meeting point for area Pagans, who were deeply saddened by the news."...we'll be there for them when they re-build, once we find out more info, if they need anything we can start a fundraiser or donations...This is so sad today … [Read more...]

Updates: Sacred Paths Center, James Arthur Ray, The Winnemem Wintu, and Harry Potter

This Sunday, I have updates on some previously reported stories.Sacred Paths Center's Fiscal Crisis: As I reported on Friday, Sacred Paths Center, a Pagan community center serving the Minneapolis-St. Paul area (aka “Paganistan”), sent out a message that they were in dire fiscal straits and needed over 7000 dollars immediately if they were to avoid closure. Now one of the SPC's board members, CJ Stone, has been interviewed by PNC-Minnesota about the situation. "We were working from a membe … [Read more...]


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