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Margot Adler to discuss paganism

Margot Adler, an author and correspondent for National Public Radio, will lecture about paganism in America at 8 p.m. next Tuesday at the Long Theatre at University of the Pacific.

Adler is a practicing Wiccan. She is author of “Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today,” a book considered . . . → Read More: Margot Adler to discuss paganism

A Pagan Response to the Parliament

By Andras Corban Arthen

Every Parliament of the World’s Religions focuses on a collection of particular themes chosen for their relevance to the interfaith movement or to the world at large. A great many other topics are broached during the course of the event, to be sure, but Parliament presenters and attendees are encouraged to . . . → Read More: A Pagan Response to the Parliament

All About Imbolc

by Patti Wigington

By February, most of us are tired of the cold, snowy season. Imbolc reminds us that spring is coming soon, and that we only have a few more weeks of winter to go. The sun gets a little brighter, the earth gets a little warmer, and we know that life is quickening . . . → Read More: All About Imbolc

Imbolc Traditions

by Fox

Explore some of the ways you can add folk practices into your Imbolc celebration.

Imbolc is a festival of purification and a celebration of the first signs of spring. It is the time when the milk begins to engorge the udders of the livestock in preparation for the first births of spring. It . . . → Read More: Imbolc Traditions

Traditional ‘Mullerlauf’ wards off winter demons

Austria’s western state of Tyrol is home to the pre-Christian tradition known as the Mullerlauf when men and boys don scary masks with crooked noses and bushy beards to conduct a procession to the sound of rattles and jingle bells in the cold month of February. The Mullerlauf takes place every year in one of . . . → Read More: Traditional ‘Mullerlauf’ wards off winter demons

Canadian Pagan Conference Set for Guelph

News release: The Canadian National Pagan Conference brings together Canadian activists, clergy and scholars interested in the neo-Pagan and revived pagan religions in Canada. These include, but are not lmited to Goddess spirituality, Wicca, Asatru and the Heathen paths, Romuva, Druidry and the Afro-diasporic religions.

A large part of the conference is peer-to-peer workshops . . . → Read More: Canadian Pagan Conference Set for Guelph

Pagan Festival Celebrates 25 Years

by Jamie Freeman

The Aquarian Tabernacle Church of Wicca, founded in 1979, decided to throw a little festival back in 1985 to celebrate the return of Spring. Now, 25 years later, the festival has grown to include more than 300 attendees from all around the world.

Dubbed the Spring Mysteries Festival, it re-imagines the . . . → Read More: Pagan Festival Celebrates 25 Years

The mysterious production of blizzards

By BEN FORNELL

The rituals, superstitions and talismans Telluriders swear bring the snow…Maybe it all paid off. As the town looked anxiously to the horizon like a dog panting at the door for its owner, many started dancing, rubbing, stashing, and turning to the traditions of paganism to bring a dump to Telluride. A town . . . → Read More: The mysterious production of blizzards

A Day for Gerald Gardner

by Gus diZerega

There will be a Day for Gerald Gardner at the Charge of the Goddess Conference in London, UK, this September 12, 2010. This conference celebrating the life and influence of Gerald Gardner hopefully will interest any Pagans in the British Isles or who like to travel a lot. Last year’s celebration for . . . → Read More: A Day for Gerald Gardner

Imbolc Lore

by Akasha Ap Emrys

Imbolc, (pronounced “IM-bulk” or “EM-bowlk”), also called Oimealg, (“IM-mol’g), by the Druids, is the festival of the lactating sheep. It is derived from the Gaelic word “oimelc” which means “ewes milk”. Herd animals have either given birth to the first offspring of the year or their wombs are swollen and the . . . → Read More: Imbolc Lore