Faerieworlds Update + Pagan News Links

At past Faerieworlds, Friday is usually seen as the least busy of the three-day event. People have to work, it's a shorter day, and many are still arriving. However, this year seemed far, far, larger, and the energy level was high, making me think that we'll see record-breaking attendances on Saturday and Sunday. Like all opening Fridays at Faerieworlds, it started with a ceremony/ritual led by Emilio and Kelly from Woodland, with help from S.J. Tucker. They did a Lammas invocation, including offerings of fruits and grains, with Donovan and his wife as special guests of honor. Then, a giant spiral dance was led by a local priestess while the musicians … [Read more...]

Images from Faerieworlds Harvest 2011

Yesterday I discussed my impressions of Faerieworlds, a Pagan-friendly event that takes place in Eugene, Oregon, today I'd like to share some more images from my time there. In addition, I also urge you to check out the latest episode of A Darker Shade of Pagan, which features an interview with Oliver s.Tyr of Faun, recorded at Faerieworlds Harvest (there's also some great music to listen to).I hope you enjoy the photos. Websites for those featured: Faun, S.J. Tucker, Woodland, Lupa, and Stellamara. If you'd like to experience Faerieworlds for yourself, but aren't in the Pacific Northwest, Mythic Events throws similar events across the United States, so c … [Read more...]

Reaping a Faerieworlds Harvest

It's a rare and wonderful think to have a major Pagan-friendly event happening in your figurative backyard. Living in Eugene, Oregon (home of the Slug Queen) I'm lucky enough to attend the yearly Faerieworlds festival during the Summer and witness amazing Pagan (and Pagan-friendly) bands like Faun, S.J. Tucker, Woodland, and Stellamara play in a friendly, colorful, and creative atmosphere. This year, in addition to the now-traditional Summer festival, they are holding a Harvest event taking place over this weekend. What's interesting is that while Faerieworlds is not explicitly Pagan, and draws individuals from all sorts of backgrounds who appreciate a weekend of fantasy, music, art, and … [Read more...]