Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

Jason Pitzl-Waters —  April 29, 2011 — 7 Comments

There are lots of articles and essays of interest to modern Pagans out there, sometimes more than I can write about in-depth in any given week. So The Wild Hunt must unleash the hounds in order to round them all up.

That’s it for now! Feel free to discuss any of these links in the comments, some of these I may expand into longer posts as needed.

Jason Pitzl-Waters


  • mekms

    Couldn't help but check out the Immortals trailer. Worth the search! I'll be waiting for this one to come out!

  • Baruch Dreamstalker

    The Santa Muerte hunt is as if the clock turned back to the "occult experts" of the 1980s. The cops who attended the seminar could have spent their time better reviewing the Wickipedia article on Santa Muerte, putting it in context and making it clear that veneration of Santa Muerte might have class overtones (!) but is not a reliable sign of illegal drug activity.

  • Pitch313

    I'm scratching my head trying to figure out how we cannot actually believe in or seriously worship deities, guardians, figures, entities, or powers from this pantheon, that narrative, or an insight into the make up of the cosmos that moved us the night before. I find that I am so much more confident in and reliant upon my own experiences and appreciation of things here that such an assertion as that one really do not make sense to me.

    • embreis

      I've encountered that attitude before: people who are sure that Pagans are just engaged in some kind of elaborate play-acting, sort of like the SCA, and are doing so just to irritate "serious" people like themselves.

      • Boo-hoo hoo, my god is a rock star, boo hoo hoo my god is the only ancient deity to attain the status of pop culture icon that will live in the hearts of children and fans, whoa is me, boo hoo.
        I think the success of Thor as a comic book and now a pop-movie icon is only testament to the awe inspiring power that is the mythology of Thor.

  • UnStonewalled

    People around me ready to fight
    People surround me who say"I'm alright,"
    Happy to fight side by side in the night —
    what more could we aspire to?
    To spend pent up desire,
    to feel alive at last
    finally part of the cast
    out in the show
    Anger to pelt, rotten fruit of soiled liberty
    Unswayed by danger
    Free to take our stand
    Free to take your hand
    to walk in the light
    Not to be skipped, kept aside from humanity
    The worth of a human heart,
    the highest form of art
    ardor shared in consanguinity
    demanding respect with pride

  • Aline is quite a writer. Any educational program that produced a young woman with her skills is worth preserving. I will light some incense tonight for her and her compatriots. Aline, hang in there. What you are doing does, really, matter. The arc of the moral universe, and Dr. King reminded us, is long, but it bends towards justice. But it only bends if we lean on it. Keep leaning.