Paganism

Pagan Festival Attendees Find More Acceptance

September 20, 2010

Author: Jesse Roman

Source: The Salem News

http://www.salemnews.com/local/x422133114/Pagan-festival-attendees-find-more-acceptance

Pagans around New England need to come out of the "broom closet."

 

That's the mantra of Eastern Mass Pagan Pride, an organization which strives to promote pagan education, understanding and unity. The group took another step toward that goal yesterday at "Eastern...

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Pagan Festival Attendees Find More Acceptance

September 20, 2010

Author: Jesse Roman

Source: The Salem News

http://www.salemnews.com/local/x422133114/Pagan-festival-attendees-find-more-acceptance

Pagans around New England need to come out of the "broom closet."

 

That's the mantra of Eastern Mass Pagan Pride, an organization which strives to promote pagan education, understanding and unity. The group took another step toward that goal yesterday at "Eastern...

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Pagan Summer Traditions Kept Alive In Pirogovo

July 8, 2010

Author: Elena Zagrebina

Source: Kyiv Post

http://www.kyivpost.com/news/guide/general/detail/72737/

It’s amazing that a pagan holiday can survive more than 1,000 years of Christianity almost intact.

This is exactly the case with Ivana Kupala, the Ukrainian holiday celebrated after the summer solstice, usually on the night of July 6.

The name Kupala refers to the god of fruits of the earth. His holiday is considered...

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Pagans to Pray for Earth's Healing From Oil Spill

June 18, 2010

Author: Nicole Neroulias

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/06/pagans-to-pray-for-earths-heal.php

Bonfires, drum circles, dancing, candlelit meditation and other ceremonial rituals help usher in the summer solstice at the annual Pagan Spirit Gathering, now in its 30th year in the United States.

Along with celebrating the longest day of the year on Monday (June 21), this...

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Circle Cemetery: America’s First National Pagan Burial Ground

June 17, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Circle Sanctuary

http://www.circlesanctuary.org/cemetery/17Jun10Release.html

On June 16, 2010, Circle Cemetery became America’s first National Pagan natural burial ground and the first contemporary Green cemetery to be platted and recorded in Wisconsin.

Circle Cemetery is a 20 acre site located at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve, a 200 acre Pagan Nature sanctuary established in 1983 and...

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Israel Unearths 3,500-Year-Old Pagan Artifacts

June 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/06/israel-unearths-3500-year-old.php

Archaeologists have unearthed a cache of rare, 35-century-old religious artifacts once used in pagan rituals, Israeli officials said Monday.

The items were found during an excavation ordered by the Israel Antiquities Authority along the route of a new gas line in...

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Pagan Pride Parade

May 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Demotix

http://www.demotix.com/news/343582/pagan-pride-parade

Pagans of all persuasions from across Britain gathered in London and held a parade to celebrate their faith, dancing in the fountains at Russell Square and in the British Museum courtyard.

The Pagan Pride Parade is a part of a two day celebration of Beltane, a traditional festival, particularly in Ireland, which marked the start of the summer, when...

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Hertfordshire Police Recruit Humanist Advisers

May 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times Series

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/8186532.Humanist_advisers_appointed_by_police/

Hertfordshire police have recruited two Humanist advisers in the same week Pagan police officers were officially recognised by the Home Office.

The constabulary's chaplaincy team, which advises and supports police officers has recruited Pam Burn and Ray Owen, who both have extensive...

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Pagans Use Fest to Show Their Beliefs

May 24, 2010

Author: Amy Lavalley

Source: Post-Tribune

http://www.post-trib.com/news/2307834,vmayfair0524.article

Lizz Frenzel was drawn to the first May Faire Sunday at Taltree Arboretum and Garden because of the maypole.

Fresh from a trip to the Bavarian region of Germany, Frenzel, of Valparaiso, saw maypoles in many of the small towns, though she missed the May 1 celebration of the ancient tradition there.

Frenzel also is a weaver and is...

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Inside Athena’s Circle, Bryn Mawr’s Pagan Club

May 20, 2010

Author: Juliana Reyes

Source: The Bi-College News

http://www.biconews.com/?p=24581

It’s a Thursday night in Thomas 223 and Athena’s Circle, Bryn Mawr’s pagan club, is having its weekly meeting.

The club’s head, senior Olivia Coplan, sits on the couch at the back of the classroom, near the windows. She admits to the 12 students around the table that she has nothing planned for tonight. At the beginning of the semester, the club creates a...

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Wiccans Gather to Promote Freedoms

May 9, 2010

Author: Christine Morgan Arceneaux

Source: The Advocate

http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/93215334.html

Jessica Zebrine Gray, a high priestess of Spiritwheel Coven in Baton Rouge and devotee of a blend of Tibetan Buddhism and Wicca, invited members attending Saturday’s gathering at Gryphon’s Nest Campground Inc., to join in a circle.

“We honor and recognize that the elements are all around us, all the time,” Gray told...

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