Paganism

Solstice Celebrations Welcome the Coming Light

December 21, 2000

Source: The Recorder

On December 21, 2000, The Recorder of Greenfield, MA reported "people say that 'Christmas is for children,' and for Laura Wildman-Hanlon of Montague Center, so is the winter solstice." She explains that she hosts a "daylong celebration at her home [that] mostly centers around children," as families gather together to drink cider and hot chocolate, eat cookies, and tell stories of lasts year's holiday, with a candle being blown out after each child shares a memory. When the room is dark, they express their longing for the day and...

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Conflicting Views Of Halloween

November 5, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On November 5, 2000, the Los Angeles Times printed follow up commentary on its October 28th article, which suggested that Pagan voices should be included in a discussion of the holiday, and that much inaccuracy abounds in the portrayed perceptions of the holiday. "Halloween," says Lady Cerridwynn, 60, of South Euclid, "should be more accurately presented as a harvest festival, the ending of the growing year, a time to do one's accounting for the year, a time to look into the unknown and plan for what is to come throughout the...

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Circle of the Dance

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 3 October 2001.

Contact Information

Address: PO Box 80545, Portland, OR 97280-1545

Halloween as a High Holiday

October 31, 2000

Source: The Plain Dealer

On October 31, 2000, a Plain Dealer article stated that "For 10 years, the Pagan Awareness Coalition of Cleveland has held a samhain ritual on Public Square to increase public understanding and acceptance of paganism. About 300 people attended Saturday...'We want people to see that we're a positive religious force,' says Cerridwynn, who goes by her Celtic pagan name to avoid harassment. 'We aren't people to be feared, people who conjure demons and hurt animals.' Her husband, the son of a Lutheran minister, accepts her beliefs and...

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Minoan Fellowship

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 3 October 2001.

Contact Information

Address: c/o Enchantments, Inc.
341 E 9th Street, New York, NY 10003

Women's Spirituality Forum

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 3 October 2001.

Phone: 510-444-7724

Witchcraft and Religious Rights

October 31, 2000

Source: ABCNEWS.com

On October 31, 2000, ABCNEWS.com published an article entitled "Right to Practice Witchcraft: Louisiana Town Trying to Silence Witches", in which they reported that "Houma residents fear Wiccans are bringing dangerous, anti-Christian spirits into the community and are resurrecting an old parish ban on fortunetelling. The witches believe that through rituals, their gods and goddesses will help direct their futures." The ACLU has become involved to...

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Rowan Tree Church

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 29 March 2013.

Contact Information

Address: P.O. Box 0691, Kirkland, WA 98033
Website: http://www.therowantreechurch.org http://www.meetup.com/The-Rowan-Tree-Church

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Bri Leith Grove

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 3 October 2001.

Phone: 800-DRUIDRY

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