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. - T. Thorn Coyle has issued an appeal to help raise money for the American Magic Umbanda House of Oakland, to help rebuild their sacred Lubisha, destroyed last year in a devastating fire. Thanks to generous donations, including one from Thorn's Solar Cross Temple, they've already reached their modest goal of $450. However, I think they could use a cushion, don't you? Any money above the goal will be used towards House related expenses, including their famous Pomba Gira ritual at … [Read more...]

Katrina “Foxglove” Kessler 1989 – 2012

On April 21st, Katrina Kessler, known by many in the Pagan community as Foxglove, passed away after a car accident in San Diego, California. An up-and-coming figure in our community, Kessler worked at the World of Witches Museum in Salem, starred in, and helped produce, "The Young Witches of Salem," did reporting and production work with MagickTV, and hosted the video series "Foxglove’s Lost and Found." Shortly before her death she was working with a community service organization called The Circle in California."Katrina had left the Museum and moved on to California, where she was part of a group who traveled around to help Pagans in need. Katrina and I still spoke frequently and wer … [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.In wake of the recent record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot, The Baltimore Sun checks in with Ellwood “Bunky” Bartlett, a Wiccan who won over 40 million dollars in the Maryland state lottery back in 2007. Bartlett says that he made mistakes "giving money to help other people realize their dreams instead of my own," but that he still has around $15 million in the bank. Bartlett recently made the news when he launched an (unsuccessful) million-dollar Kickstarter campaign t … [Read more...]

Grey Cat 1940 – 2012

On Friday, a friend of Pagan author and elder Grey Cat announced that  she had passed away. In November of last year, Grey Cat told friends and followers on Facebook that she had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and had less than a year to live. Her last post was made on March 8th, where she said that "the oddest thing about knowing you're about to die is that there is so little to say about it." Already, her profile is full of condolences and remembrances from the many people whose lives she touched. "Word has come to me that my old friend Pagan elder & author Grey Cat has died.  She had a deep love of the Craft and shared experiences & perspectives in her book, Deepening Witchc … [Read more...]