Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

Jason Pitzl-Waters —  May 19, 2012 — 11 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.

Swimming area at Stonehouse Park.

Swimming area at Stonehouse Park.

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.

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  • Baruch Dreamstalker

    “The ideals of Paganism—individualism, cultural pluralism, tolerance, social justice and ecological stewardship—are [...] never so clearly, so firmly, or so unequivocally insisted upon by any other religion I’ve seen (nor the new atheism).”

    Drew Jacob should check out Unitarian Universalism.

    • Henry

      perhaps he hasn’t really seen too many other religions.

  • http://www.patheos.com/ Star Foster

    It sounds as if PSG essentially saved the park’s butt. Maybe the park will recognize that and become a go-to venue for Pagan events, which are kinder to the earth and neighbors than music festivals.

    • kenneth

      I hope it works out. I think the core of what PSG is about comes from the spirit of the people involved and has survived all of its transitions, but having to move every year or two is not good for events like that. I have a selfish reason too. This location is less that two hours from me!

  • Zan Fraser

    Ms. Valle’s insights into Rosemary’s Baby, in light of the conservatism of America’s Right-Wing, are extremely interesting and insightful.

    Interestingly, this morning, The New York Times “Arts, Briefly,” compiled by Dave Itzkoff (p. C2) announced that a stage-version of The Exorcist (yes, that is correct: a stage-version of The Exorcist) will play at the Geffen Playhouse in LA (July 3-Aug 12), starring Brooke Shields, in Ellen Burstyn’s role, and Richard Chamberlain as Max von Sydow. (Ms. Shields, by the way, has considerable theatrical experience, having anchored Cabaret, Chicago, and the recently-closed The Addams Family, on Broadway, at various points in the shows’ runs).

    It’s a little difficult, to imagine how this might work- the little girl levitating, you can do, but the pea-soup? The head turning?

    Anyway- it occurs that Rosemary’s Baby would probably dramatize better; it essentially takes place between these two New York apartments, mirror-images of each other, on either side of a common wall. You would have most of the show in Rosemary and Guy’s “normal” apartment- shifting for notable scenes into the Satan-Worshipping apartment next-door.

    Special effects are a minimum, and the point of all the scenes is: this is normal (right?); this is normal (right?) It’s all meant to seem like normal life in a normal New york apartment- until you realize: OMG!!

    Someone should think about dramatizing Rosemary’s Baby.

  • Boris

    Where can I get a statue of Pat Robertson?

  • Eagle Eye

    It is not okay to break a “demonic” Buddha statue. It is never ok to harm, desecrate, and vandalize the property of others, whether secular or spiritual. In fact, it’s illegal.

    And Buddha can hardly be demonic, considering that he was a mortal.  The basic point of Buddhism is not to worship him as a god-being but to follow and live by his sensible, ethical teachings.It breaks my mind and heart that someone like Robertson is in  a position of leadership where he can spread hatred and misinformation. I wish I could make a joke but that level of mendacity and ignorance exhaust me.

    • Thelettuceman

      Pat Robertson was the single reason why I went out of the way to donate to Haiti.

  • No Bod E

    If you want a good and possibly accurate view of the Salem witch trials, you should try a documentary made in 2011 titled Salem: Unmasking the devil. It gives a well researched perspective that makes sense.

  • Zan Fraser

    I’m sorry; I so have this in my head now. If you’re going to put The Exorcist onstage, why not take it that logical next step, and make it The Exorcist: the Musical. “SATAN! My daughter is possessed by SATAN!!” Think The Exorcist meets Phantom of the Opera- when Max von Sydow shows up at the house (stage recreation of Famous Shot): he has a Power Ballad about confronting SATAN!! Done right, I bet it would play.

    Or it could be Carrie: the Musical, all over again. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1186404199 Crystal Hope Kendrick

     “I have a problem with the chief or whoever saying we did something disrespectful. That just bothers me.”  Where the hell do they find these people?!