Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

Jason Pitzl-Waters —  June 20, 2011 — 20 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


  • Baruch Dreamstalker

    Love the Coulter-Paul slugfest but not doing handsprings that they dragged Wicca into it. We seem to have the dubious distinction of being the one religion open to stereotype.

    • The Bony Man

      Sadly true. Being a non-mainstream religion apparently means we’re free to be made fun of.

    • Consumer Unit 5012

      Oh, there’s plenty of stereotypable religions. Fundamentalist Christians, Muslims, Mormons, Scientologists, New Agers, SubGeniuses…

      But yeah, I’m getting popcorn and rooting for both sides to lose this one. 😀

  • Anonymous

    The Targeted Advertising on the sidebar is getting officially obnoxious. I’m just sayin’. Are the Christian and Muslim groups getting their fair share of Pagan, Hindu, Buddhist and Atheist ads?

    • Well, I’ll be getting a new theme soon which should mitigate some of
      that. Otherwise, there’s thing think called ad-block…

    • Harmonyfb

      I recommend Noscript – it works really well on unwanted ads.

      • Grimmorrigan

        I’ll second this recommendation. I never see any java content unless I choose to.

        • I’ll third. It’s awesome, and keeps you from all sorts of viral accident.

    • Harmonyfb

      I recommend Noscript – it works really well on unwanted ads.

    • Mia

      Odd, I’m getting weight-loss ads instead.

  • It’s too bad eastern and western culture are so opposed. Western culture has done its literal witch hunts, and we could show Ahmadinejad a collection of historical accounts of how that all turned out. Perhaps, though, if anyone sense him a copy of the Malleus Maleficarum, someone should place a note on top that says “Not an instruction guide.”

    • NorseAlchemist

      Yeah…I think you’re forgetting all the times the Muslims have had their Witch Hunts, Infidel Hunts, Jew Hunts, Hindu Hunts etc. The Europeans by no means have sole ownership on persecuting those different from us. Actually, they have a longer history of it than us Europeans, with more brutality and examples that have continued non-stop since the founding of Islam. The Christians may have flared up about “The Other” when times were bad, but the Muslims never stopped, even when times were good.

      For example, the current movement to wipe out the Coptic Christians in Egypt, the Destruction of the Buddhas in Afghanistan in just the last decade, where the Muslim government used cannons to destroy Buddhas carved into the very Mountains. Or the constant harassment of non-Muslims along the borders of India where the Muslims are working to destroy and/or convert the Pagan Indians.

      The only thing that would be accomplished by showing Ahmedinejad the accounts of “our” witch hunts would be to give him fresh ideas of what to do to the “witches” found and for him to mock us for failing so utterly to “destroy the evil in our lands.” Remember we’re the “Great Satan.”

    • Good luck getting him to listen to the note that says “Not an Instruction Guide.” A better idea would be to send him a bottle containing a potion full of baneful and harmful herbs, and attaching a note saying that if he drinks it, he will get super-Jinni powers and see the afterlife. (Only one of those statements would be true.)

      • Grimmorrigan

        Why would you want to give them super jinni powers? It seems counterproductive?

        • Aha. “He will get super-Jinni powers” was the *false* statement. Seeing the afterlife was the *true* statement. And I said nothing about *returning*, now did I? >:3

          • Grimmorrigan

            aaawwwww I was hoping they would all become like Genie in Aladdin. Big, blue, and if voiced by Robin Williams no one would take their fanaticism seriously.

          • But…but…but…I…LIKE Robin Williams…! I wouldn’t want my memory of Robin Williams to be tainted by fanatic propaganda! 🙂

  • Bookhousegal

    Good luck to the Heathen community on some well-deserved recognition in the military.

  • Mia

    “the primal desire to be outside dancing and carousing late into the night is irrepressible at this time of year.”

    I’m going to need a bit more than primal desire to go out dancing in near-100 temps and mosquitoes 😛

    I have to say though, I do like Ann Coulter’s subtitle. She must have gotten the idea from the Tempest, but forgot to read the rest of the play.

  • Indeed. Promethea is, without a doubt, one of the best comics EVER!