Paganism

Goddess Worshipers and Tax Authorities Clash In an Upstate Town

February 9, 2011

Author: Peter Applebome

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/10/nyregion/10towns.html

During Palenville Pagan Pride Day in August, the agenda reflected the goddess-centered theology of the Divine Feminine, which members say has its roots 12,000 years ago in the Goddess Cybele in Central Anatolia, in Turkey.

 

So after the opening ritual at 9 a.m. and sandwiched around “Lunchtime with the Priestesses...

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Wiccans Gather to Celebrate Winter Solstice

December 21, 2010

Author: Kerry Steiner

Source: The Odenton Patch

http://odenton.patch.com/articles/wiccans-gather-to-celebrate-winter-solstice

Religious and spiritual practices have been around for thousands of years and are considered by most to be a deeply personal choice. The chapels on Fort Meade offer both traditional and, some might say, untraditional ways for people to worship according to their faith.

The three chapels...

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Friends Honor Wiccan With Halloween Burial

November 1, 2010

Author: Samara Kalk Derby

Source: The Wisconsin State Journal

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/article_249d7369-dacc-5451-9e60-8c2c4b7d4a2b.html

On a warm, sunny Halloween day, a group of 20 people drove up a rural road at Circle Sanctuary, a nature-based pagan church and ecological preserve here, to spread and inter the ashes of one of their own.

 

Bruce Parsons, of Milwaukee, who...

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Rise In Paganism In Southeast Valley Mirrors U.S. Trend

October 23, 2010

Author: Nancy Puffer

Source: The Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/community/gilbert/articles/2010/10/22/20101022southeast-valley-paganism-on-rise.html

Advocates of paganism say it is on the rise in the "Southeast Valley, mirroring a nationwide trend of growth in nature-based religions. Many local followers have been celebrating their beliefs and seeking the same acceptance and respect as...

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Christians, Pagans Compete (Gently) for Salem's Souls

October 20, 2010

Author: G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Source: News OK

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.newsok.com/christians-pagans-compete-gently-for-salems-souls/article/feed/203799

Paying customers were lined up outside witch houses and psychic parlors when 20-year-old Casey Sholes of Willimantic, Conn., finally stumbled across a place offering dream interpretations for free.

 

Inside...

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Druidry to Be Classed as Religion By Charity Commission

October 2, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11457795

The Charity Commission has accepted that druids' worship of natural spirits could be seen as religious activity.

 

The Druid Network's charitable status entitles it to tax breaks, but the organisation says it does not earn enough to benefit from this.

 

The commission says the network's work in promoting druidry as a religion is in the public...

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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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