2018 Trends and 2019 Expectations within the Pagan Communities

The Wild Hunt “spoke” via email with Reverend Selena Fox of Circle Sanctuary and Robert Schreiwer of the Troth. This exchange concerned trends within the greater Pagan communities in 2018, expectations for 2019, and Pagan visibility in the media in 2018. Each spoke as an individual.  

Trends among Pagans in 2018
Rev. Fox and Schreiwer agreed that growth of Paganism formed one of the major trends in 2018. Rev. Fox mentioned the continued growth of Paganism in the US, the UK, Iceland and some other parts of the world.

Interfaith Work as its own Sacred Path

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Many seminaries have roots in only one spiritual tradition. The Sacred Journey Interfaith Seminary has its roots in interfaith work as its own spiritual path. Reverend Lori Cardona and Reverend Dr. Grace Telesco founded the Sacred Journey Interfaith Seminary and now serve as its Co-Executive Directors. They began developing the curriculum in 2013 and ordained their first students in 2016.

Uncovering the Past

As some Pagans and Heathens reconstruct or revive ancient religions they often rely on the work of historians, primary texts, anthropologists and archaeologists. For this reason, when something new pops up that challenges long held academic ideas on cultural or religious practice, we pay attention. Here are some recaps of finds making waves in archaeological circles. Paved roads in Latium may have facilitated pilgrimages
Le FERRIERE, Italy – Young Rome had to compete for power with other cities in central Italy (Latium). Archaeologists have been excavating one such city, Satricum.

Tuatha Dea Daughter accepted to Prestigious Summit

GATLINBURG, Tenn. –  Every year the Ambassador Leadership Summits organizes four summits. Three of them emphasize leadership, one at UCLA, another at Harvard Law, and another at Yale. The fourth summit is at Johns Hopkins Medical for future health care professionals. This year a young community leader and future physician, Sarah Faith has been nominated by her algebra teacher, Ms. Watson, to be eligible to attend. Sarah Faith is an honor student at Gatlinburg Pittman High School.

Surviving Language Loss and Native Cultures

The Wild Hunt . In early October 2018, Alaskan Governor Bill Walker declared a linguistic emergency. Alaska has 20 indigenous Native American languages that may all become extinct within a hundred years, unless people do something to preserve them. Linguists define a language as extinct when no living person can speak that language. The National Indian Educational Association reports that only 20 Native languages are expected to survive to 2050.