Guest Post: Passing of Myrddin (Roger Tier)

[Star Foster is the rather opinionated editor of the Pagan Portal at Patheos.]Roger Tier, known to the Pagan community as Myrddin, has recently passed and Pagans are remembering his life: "He was always very moral and principled. He was also a very reclusive and private person." - Margot Adler"I first connected with Myrddin back in the 1970's and am among those remembering and giving thanks for the many contributions he & Crystal made to the Craft & Paganism ... and to animal … [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.Beliefnet News runs a story on an upcoming Washington DC Pagan event, "a protest to the New Apostolic Reformation’s 51-day prayer campaign targeting Pagans, Wiccans, Witches, Druids, Heathens, and other Goddess-worshipers nationwide." The press release from event organ … [Read more...]

Passages: Bert Jansch and Diane Cilento

Bert Jansch

This week has seen an unusually high number of high-profile deaths, from Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to civil rights icon Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, but perhaps lost among the many (deserved) tributes and remembrances are two other figures who have had an indirect but palpable influence on modern Pagan culture: Bert Jansch and Diane Cilento. Jansch, who died on Wednesday from lung cancer was a hugely influential guitarist and founding member of the British folk-rock band Pentangle. Pentangle, al … [Read more...]

Ukrainian Pagan Temple Attacked and other Pagan News of Note

A message of "Die Heathens" left at the site.

Top Story: A Pagan temple under construction in Poltava, Ukraine, was vandalized, and its keeper hospitalized, at the end of September, sparking waves of sadness and outrage among the global Pagan movement. M. Horatius Piscinus at the Patheos blog Religio et Pietas had the first report on October 1st, identifying it as a Nova Roma temple dedicated to Jupiter Perennus."The Kalends of September proved long and full, and now another Kalends comes upon us.  The Ides (13 Sept) celebrates the a … [Read more...]


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