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 the … [Read more...]

PantheaCon Releases Policy on Limited Access Events

PantheaCon Logo

Today, the organizers of PantheaCon, the largest indoor Pagan-oriented convention, released their policy on limited-access rituals. Most notably, for those who've been engaged in the ongoing dialog/debate over gender and the inclusion of transgendered individuals at officially scheduled events and rituals, the policy explicitly states that women-only or men-only events will be open "to all who self-identify as such."Here's the entire policy statement: "PantheaCon will adhere to state an … [Read more...]

Pagans and Hindus Together: One Billion Strong

Pagans and Hindus Panel. Photo: PNC Bay Area

In addition to the ongoing dialog over gender that has defined PantheaCon 2012 for many, there were several other amazing talks, presentations, rituals, and panels that were important to our community, and deserve wider reporting. One of those was a panel discussion between modern Pagans and members of the Hindu American Foundation entitled "Pagans and Hindus Together: One Billion Strong." "This panel will discuss ideals held in common by Pagans and Hindus. Panelists will include Patrick … [Read more...]

Amazon Priestess Tribe “Retires” From Z. Budapest’s Dianic Lineage

Modern Paganism is a movement, an umbrella term for a variety of individual faith groups that share common practices, goals, outlooks, and theologies. In this, modern Paganism is more like Hinduism, than, say, Catholicism. There is no Pagan "Pope" or acknowledged leader that can label one group heretical, or cast individuals out. There is no singular statement of belief, or religious rule, that binds us all. So when schisms happen, when new groups form, our "umbrella" simply expands to encompass … [Read more...]


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