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Our Pagan Elders: Who They Are and Why

by Melanie Fire Salamander
Many pagans consider Samhain a time to honor ancestors. This Samhain, Widdershins looks at the community’s ancestors, our pagan elders, a topic connected with the paper since its birth.

In early 1995, the year Widdershins was born, the topic “Where are the elders?” was the subject of an editorial in a Seattle pagan paper, The Northwest Magickal Times. Somewhat querulously, the editorial asked for community leadership, hinting that certain elders were abusing their power. A meeting of the pagan community was subsequently held about the topic. Or I should say a meeting of the pagan communities was held — one point discussed was that Seattle and its environs hold many different pagan communities.

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