One of my favorite blogs to follow is Jason Pitzi-Waters' The Wild Hunt. It's one of the best blogs focusing on Paganism and magick on all of the internet. In a recent post, he describes an article discussing how some younger American Hindus are attempting to create a uniquely American version of Hinduism. He mentions the Hindu American Foundation and how it has actively made an outreach to the Pagan community. Indeed, earlier this year they actively participated at Pantheacon, one of the largest Pagan events in North America.
I deeply applaud this honest and sharing outreach by HAF. I have noticed more and more Pagans interested in Hinduism and would encourage any people interested to
If you haven’t heard about this amazing book yet, please check out the description, excerpt, or my previous blog posts about it. For now I just want to invite everyone who’s ordered the book, bought the book, borrowed the book, read the book, or added the book to their wishlist, to join the conversation that Bronwen Forbes so much wanted to foster. At the Small Town Pagans Yahoo Group we will build a community that encourages the sharing of stories, advice, trials, tribulations and joys of living in a not-so-big city.
As I’ve already warned everyone currently on the list, I’m not a small-town Pagan – I’ve never lived in a small town my entire life (if you don’t count
Happy Beltane, Everyone.
Beltane, occurring at the mid-point between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice is always a wonderful Pagan holiday, filled with joy and exuberance, both for children—with games such as circling the Maypole—and for adults who will be playing, uh, more adult games to bring the summer in.
Dancing Round the Maypole
From A Little Pretty Pocket-Book by Isaiah Thomas, 1767
Beltane is one of the Pagan holidays not fully absorbed as part of Christianity. As most of my readers know, holidays on the Christian calendar are almost exclusively taken from earlier Pagan holidays. The goal was to get Pagans to worship the Christian God. "Oh, you're not really worshiping the
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Raymond Buckland, author of numerous books, including the new Solitary Séance.
After many years of writing non-fiction (approximately sixty books) I am at last able to turn to my true love, which is fiction. I thought that the ideal genre on which to focus would be fantasy . . . Tolkienesque, with magic, wizards, fairies, and the like. So I wrote The Torque of Kernow, which dealt with all of those things, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought “How wonderful! I have finally found my niche!” I planned follow-on novels about Kernow (which, incidentally, is the old name for Cornwall, my favorite part of England). I plotted the second one