Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

Jason Pitzl-Waters —  March 25, 2013 — 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.

Indonesian politician Permadi, photo by Edi Wiyono.

Indonesian politician Permadi, photo by Edi Wiyono.

William Blake, The Whore of Babylon, 1809, Pen and black ink and water colours, 266 x 223 mm, © The Trustees of the British Museum

William Blake, The Whore of Babylon, 1809, Pen and black ink and water colours, 266 x 223 mm, © The Trustees of the British Museum

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

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  • LezlieKinyon

    Didn’t get a chance earlier to say this: thanks for the mention of Coreopsis. We’re busy getting the next issue together- and, we need music reviewers – in depth critiques. Send me a note & I’ll send the details.

  • Vision_From_Afar

    While it’s lovely that Religion Clause cites direct sources, the fact that they’re behind an impenetrable pay wall kind of makes it hard to read up on the case…

  • Lēoht Sceadusawol

    I’d be very surprised if Frankie does recant the Doctrine of Discovery. That said, it’d be interesting if he did. What would happen to those lands already taken by European (Christians) from indigenous peoples?

    • Baruch Dreamstalker

      Some ambitious lawyer might ask the World Court to accept complaints from Native Americans that the US has violated its treaties with them.

      • Lēoht Sceadusawol

        Basically, nothing, then.

      • Charles Cosimano

        It would give us something to laugh at. It isn’t like anyone is going to go to war for them.

    • Charles Cosimano

      Nothing. Of course it could be used as a political tool to whip up anti native sentiment.

    • AndrasArthen

      This would be primarily a symbolic gesture. The Pope can’t really recant the Doctrine of Discovery, because the DoD is a principle of American jurisprudence (articulated by the Supreme Court in the early 19th century), not a papal dictum. The Pope could rescind the bull “Inter caetera,” which Alexander VI issued in 1493 and which subsequently was used as the basis of the DoD some 300 years later, though Popes don’t often rescind their predecessors’ bulls. And, of course, the Pope could also offer an opinion that the DoD is immoral & unjust and should be thrown out, though that wouldn’t have any actual relevance in American courts; it would, however, be a very powerful statement coming from him, and could help galvanize international & domestic public opinion to exert pressure on the U.S. government.

      FWIW, I attended the meeting at the Museum of the American Indian in NYC, which is mentioned in the article, and had a chance to speak with Tonya Gonnella-Frichner, Oren Lyons and other Haudenosaunee leaders there. They are well aware that, regardless of a new Pope (the papal elections were still being held at the time of the meeting), it’s unlikely that their request will be honored, at least any time soon, but they are trying their best to seize every opportunity to bring the DoD before the court of public opinion. More to the point, they are also working to consolidate several lawsuits challenging the DoD in the U.S. legal system, in the hope that the Supreme Court will eventually issue a ruling. If the Court upholds the DoD (which is a very likely scenario), then they will bring their claim before the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

  • Baruch Dreamstalker

    A stray for the roundup: April 2013 National Geographic has a feature on Wild Man costumes in different villages on different holidays in Europe, with fifteen examples in full color pix. Thought I saw some familiar faces…

  • http://www.facebook.com/queen.medb Bronwyn Katzke

    Thanks for once again highlighting recent happenings here in South Africa Jason. SAPRA has already filed a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission, and the Department of Education has stated they will only comment on SAPRA’s complaint and concerns once the SAHRC has an outcome on SAPRA’s complaint.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mkgreer Mary K. Greer

    Wasn’t sure where to send this, but thought you would be interested in this article entitled “Burn the Witch” from South Africa: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2013-03-26-burn-the-witch/#.UVIDqltoRgu