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Happy Labor Day!

The Wild Hunt —  September 7, 2015 — 1 Comment

Labor-Day-Stamp“Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou

Today the United States is celebrating Labor Day. In honor of that holiday, The Wild Hunt will be taking a day off.

We would also like to acknowledge all of those people, past and present, who have dedicated their energy, time, talents and passion to keeping this news service going each week. Thank you to all of our writers, columnists, guests as well as those who labor behind the scenes.

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh

We will return tomorrow with Pagan Community Notes, which will be followed by news, interviews and a weekend of great columns. In the meantime, catch up on some of the recent Wild Hunt articles that you may have missed.

Kemetic Wiccan Builds Temple Dedicated to the Goddess Hathor
Is Australia a Secular Country?
Harvest Gathering Offers New England Bounty
Fear of a Blue Sky
Community and Culture: Promoting Healing and Change from Injustice
Many Gods West
“But They’re There…”
Half the Sky is Falling: theology or conquest
God as a Small Thing
Healing to the Beat of a Different Drum
On the Altar, in the Academy
Book Review: Sexuality and New Religious Movements
Heathen Candidate Runs for Office in Saskatchewan
A Look at Pop Culture Magick

For a full list, go to our archives. 

Happy Labor Day!

Jason Pitzl-Waters —  September 2, 2013 — Leave a comment


“Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.”Horace

In honor of the Labor Day holiday here in the United States, The Wild Hunt will be taking a day off. We will return tomorrow with our usual updates, reports, and perspectives.

“We may, indeed, indulge in sport and jest, but in the same way as we enjoy sleep or other relaxations, and only when we have satisfied the claims of our earnest, serious task.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

In the meantime, here are some recent stories and columns from The Wild Hunt that you may have missed.

Have an excellent day, we’ll be back tomorrow!

In honor of Labor Day Weekend, The Wild Hunt is taking off until Tuesday. Expect some “best of The Wild Hunt” reprints on Sunday and Monday. For today, here are some posts from across the Pagan blogosphere that you should check out.

  • “Mantras, Malas and the Witch’s Ladder” by Christopher Penczak. Quote: “If you keep any kind of regular spiritual practice over a long period of time, you’ll find that you can hit a wall. The tried and true technique just doesn’t do it for you like it once did. In my experience its not so much that the technique is at fault, or that you are at fault, as you’ve been sincerely using it as a part of your practice with regular frequency, but that you’ve hit a plateau or even made a permanent shift.”
  • “Where are the Missing Gods?” by Drew Jacob. Quote: “Even if you believe all the gods are totally individual beings – not faces of a single force – it still makes sense that, for example, the soul of the sun is going to appear quite different to people in the Sahara than to people in the Yukon. Much of divine personage is human trappings, or trappings used to communicate with humans. If a tribe never once has to worry about lack of rainfall, it makes sense that they won’t make a big deal out of the rain spirit. But I usually think of the plurality of gods (and their cultural adornment) as different perspectives on an essentially equivalent set of beings.”
  • “Pagans Among Wild Geese” by Teo Bishop. Quote: “Progressive Christian and Pagan communities have very different identities, and very different positions in relationship to mainstream culture. That said, I think it is useful for us to make note that these conversations are taking place at Wild Goose.”
  • Rites of Community” by Ivo Dominguez Jr. Quote: “To return to my statement that rites of passage are an important part of the maintenance of lasting organizations and communities, well conducted rites of passage create weighty collective emotional memory. By definition, rites of passage are held to celebrate and to anchor pivotal times in the lives of individuals. And though Pagans are prone to emphasizing the individual at all costs, rites of passage are as much about the community as they are about the individual.”
  • “Stirring the Cauldron” by M. Macha NightMare. Quote: “I think the stirrer of the cauldron performs an important, even vital, role.  Someone, preferably more than one, in every community should step up to the cauldron and stir it now and then, especially when the fire beneath the cauldron gets too hot.”
  • “Book review: Lord of Mountains” by Cara Schulz. Quote: “Every time I introduce a Pagan to the Emberverse series by SM Stirling, they curse my name. This is not an unusual reaction and it’s one shared by non-Pagans, too.  I’ve lost seven copies of the first book in the series, Dies the Fire, because the persons who borrowed them from me lent them out to others.  And so on.  Then they all curse my name for turning them on to such an addictive series.  The series is addictive to Pagans because it spells out one of our fantasies – what would it be like if our religions were dominate in the community we live in?  Or at least one of the dominate religions? If our rituals, our ethics, our Gods were unabashedly the norm and seen as positive and vibrant and diverse.”

That’s it for now, have a great weekend everyone!

I’m going to make a stand in America’s long battle over work and leisure and take this Labor Day off from my normal blogging routine. Here’s to having a nice restful day at home, normal operations at The Wild Hunt will resume tomorrow.