Today the United States is celebrating Labor Day. In honor of that holiday, The Wild Hunt will be taking a day off – in a minute, anyway.
We would like to acknowledge the hard work and labor of all those, past and present, who have dedicated their energy, time, talents, and passion to keeping our news service publishing nearly every day since 1994. Thank you to our news reporters, columnists, guest authors, editors, and administrative team.
We would also like to take a moment to thank all of our readers for the work they do out in the world. While the nature of our coverage often leads to a focus on Pagans whose livelihood is somehow connected to their religion, it’s worth recognizing that, then and now, the vast majority of Pagans are at work in so-called “normal jobs.” As I sat down to prepare today’s post, I thought of a Pagan machinist that Margot Adler interviewed for her book Drawing Down the Moon:
So I work at reasonably well-paid working-class jobs, the sort of thing where no one questions my background much when I apply for work…
I think of who my parents were when I was born, my father the handyman and my mother the bank teller, who unbeknownst to anyone were also the heads of a Witches’ coven with a library of occult books that would be the envy of any private collector. Working people have always made up the majority of Pagans, and here at The Wild Hunt, we celebrate your labors as well.
We will return tomorrow with Pagan Community Notes. In the meantime, catch up on some of the recent Wild Hunt articles that you may have missed.
- Traditions: an interview with the ADF Archdruid
- Editorial: That bolted-down Bible should go
- Trump administration affirms religious symbols at VA centers
- Update on Boleskine House arson
- The complexity of the Amazon fires
- Fire near Rome threatened Tusculum
Until tomorrow, Happy Labor Day!