The ins and outs of Pagan festival camping

TWH – The Pagan festival season is in full swing and many festival festival ‘virgins’ are both excited and worried about what to expect. They may be familiar with camping, but haven’t been to a Pagan festival before or they may be new to both camping and Pagan festival culture. First Time Campers

There are many resources for basic camping tips and lists of gear to bring, and check them out before going to any festival. Two important tips for those new to camping: reuse items already owned and focus on organization. One of the main frustrations while camping is losing items or wasting time searching for something you need.

Flooding at Pagan Spirit Gathering

EARLVILLE, Illinois – As the 35th annual Pagan Spirit Gathering (PSG) got underway June 14, attendees found themselves grappling with unusually wet weather. Earleville, located 70 miles west of Chicago, has seen an above average amount of rainfall since May, with more than double the monthly average falling in the first half of June alone. The rains began again on Wednesday and continued on and off through the weekend. By Monday, PSG attendees found themselves in the middle of a deluge with rising waters throughout the campgrounds. One of the fields, which is now completely underwater, has joined with a nearby pond that has overflowed its banks.

Pagan Voices: All’s Quiet on New Year’s Day Edition

Happy 2014! Pagan Voices is a spotlight on recent quotations from figures within the Pagan community. These voices may appear in the burgeoning Pagan media, or from a mainstream outlet, but all showcase our wisdom, thought processes, and evolution in the public eye. Is there a Pagan voice you’d like to see highlighted? Drop me a line with a link to the story, post, or audio. “I make time between Samhain and Gregorian New Year for cleaning, organizing, and contemplating. I appreciate the time to prepare. Some consider Samhain to be the end of the old and the start of the new year – and I used to be one of those.