Richard Ravish 1952 – 2012

Rev. High Priest Richard Ravish

"You don't forget who you loved even though they died 20 years ago. There is no time on the other side." - Rev. HP Richard Ravish Word has come to us that Richard Ravish, Elder in the Alexandrian Witchcraft tradition, Hierophant of The Temple of the Strength of Hadit, and one of the original "Witches of Salem," crossed the veil on Saturday after battling cancer. Ravish, 59, was an ordained minister and Magus of the Temple of Nine Wells in Salem, and ran a distribution and retail outlet in … [Read more...]

Passings: Mike Gleason, Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, Anne Ross

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Three personages who've had an impact on our interconnected communities passed away recently: one a Wiccan Elder, and two scholars whose works have been cited repeatedly by Pagans, and indeed helped shape how many of us perceive ourselves. All three should be honored and remembered for their contributions, for what is remembered lives. Mike Gleason (1951 - 2012): A beloved Elder within his community, Mike Gleason was an Alexandrian High Priest who distinguished himself as an early supporter … [Read more...]

Pagans and Obamacare

[The following is a post from The Wild Hunt archives. The Wild Hunt is on hiatus through Labor Day weekend and will return with new posts on Tuesday, September 4th.] Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the constitutionality of the Obama Administration's Affordable Care Act, a law that overhauls America's health care system over the next decade, and includes a controversial health insurance mandate. While universal coverage is the norm in the majority of industrialized … [Read more...]

Dharmic and Pagan Reactions to Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooting

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Yesterday a neo-Nazi by the name of Wade Michael Page walked into a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and opened fire, killing six, and wounding at least three others, before being shot and killed by police at the scene. The shocking incident brought up past trauma for the American Sikh community, which has faced over 700 reported bias attacks since the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. To the ignorant, Sikhs, with their beards and turbans, fit the stereotype of "Arab-ness" in the … [Read more...]