Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Devin Hunter, author of the new Witch's Book of Power.
For thirteen years I have had the privilege of traveling all over the US attending and presenting at Pagan and Earth-centered spirituality events, festivals, and retreats. During this time I have come to deeply love the Pagan community and have learned so much about myself. Festivals are not just a great way for us to meet others of like mind, but are perfect waypoints throughout our year that mark our growth and evolution as both an individual and as a community. These events are cornerstones in our small niche, and without them Paganism and its ideals would not have spread the way that
While summertime is the busy season for outdoor Pagan festivals and gatherings, it’s indoor Pagan conventions that dominate the calendar in February and March. Here is a quick run-down on upcoming events PantheaCon, Convocation, and Paganicon, and which Llewellyn authors you’ll be able to see there.
PANTHEACON: February 15-18, 2013
The grande dame of indoor Pagan conventions, PantheaCon is held over President’s Day weekend every year and attracts more than 2,000 guests annually. This year Llewellyn will have a table just outside the vendor room for author signings and giveaways, so come by and visit us! I will also be chairing two panels; one on community (Friday afternoon) and one
A few mornings ago I received a phone call from a friend on the opposite side of the country. Alay'nya started out as a hard-driving scientific researcher. We met at a psychic fair in San Diego where she came and received a Tarot reading from me. Although we've rarely seen each other in person, we have kept in touch.
Alay'nya has gone through enormous changes. Today she is a professional belly dancer, teacher, and more. You can learn about who she is and what she's teaching and doing by going to her website.
We talked about a new book she's completing. We also talked about how she's setting up classes combing spirituality with dance in a highly structured format.
Although there are
Just a quick post today, because I want people to spread the word about this.
This weekend I had an amazing time at Paganicon getting together with like-minded people in a safe and educational environment. At times like these I really feel like being Pagan is no big deal; it's just another spiritual path that has all sorts of adherents, and we can all get together and talk about important things. But this morning back in the office, reality rudely awakened me once more to the fact that some people just don't get it. That's fine, but it's a problem when those people then harass you and cause you to lose your job.
This article gives a compelling picture of a group of people highly