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...]

Pagan Community Notes: A Pagan Library in DC, A COG Council’s Uncertain Future, Z. Budapest Asserts Copyright, and More!

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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! A Pagan Library Opens in Washington DC: PNC-Washington DC … [Read more...]

A Journey Through Contemporary Pagan Studies

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While covering last year's American Academy of Religion's Annual Meeting in San Francisco one recurring theme I noticed when attending the sessions for Contemporary Pagan Studies, and listening to more informal discussions, was how scholars could better interact and communicate with the Pagan community. Since many Pagan scholars are themselves Pagans, the disconnect between their work and the wider Pagan community, or worse, the misapplication or misunderstanding of their work, has been an … [Read more...]

AAR: Coming Home

Sociologist Helen Berger discussing new Pagan census data (more on that soon).

It's Tuesday morning and I'm at the San Francisco International airport awaiting my flight back to Oregon. There's so much I have to report on and write about concerning the American Academy of Religion’s Annual Meeting but it will have to wait until I'm back at my own desk with hours of uninterrupted writing time ahead of me. But rest assured, there's a lot to come, and many projects that are now gestating due to this meeting.  In the meantime, for today, I'd like to share a few more photos … [Read more...]