A Pagan Appreciation of Gore Vidal (1925 – 2012)

Gore Vidal

Famed American author, essayist, public intellectual, and gleeful bomb-thrower Gore Vidal died on Tuesday from pneumonia at the age of 86. While Vidal's mind often turned towards the conspiratorial later in life (causing some to dismiss his contributions entirely), his output as a whole has been widely praised for its wit, insight, willingness to cross boundaries, and fearlessness.  Right now obituaries, remembrances, and tributes are pouring out to this lion of letters, but I thought it would b … [Read more...]

David Grega 1984 – 2012

Dave Grega

Yesterday, word quickly spread that David Grega, perhaps best known for his prominent role on the Pagan Centered Podcast, passed away after a sudden cardiac arrest. In addition to co-founding PCP, an irreverent podcast that garnered a large and appreciative audience for its no-holds-barred style, Dave also helped in the running and development of the Proud Pagan Podcasters, was an important early voice in the formation of the Pagan Newswire Collective, and co-founded Lonestar Pagan, the Texas … [Read more...]

Ray Bradbury and The Halloween Tree

Ray Bradbury

Famed fantasy and science fiction author Ray Bradbury died on Tuesday night at the age of 91. His works have penetrated our consciousness, the mere mention of their titles, "The Martian Chronicles", "The Illustrated Man", "Fahrenheit 451", "Something Wicked This Way Comes", "Dandelion Wine", evoke a range of emotions and memories. Like many, I absorbed his works, in school, on television, in movies, and even in the town which I used to live. For a time I lived in Waukegan, Illinois, the bi … [Read more...]

Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

Torch lighting ceremony in Greece. (Associated Press)

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.- The Olympic flame for the 2012 London games was lit yesterday at the Temple of Hera in Greece, though it did go out briefly during the ceremony. Luckily there was a back-up flame, and the torch started on its week-long journey around Greece. Once in Britain it will make a 70- … [Read more...]


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