Pagan Community Notes: Indigenous Peoples Day, New Age beliefs, 1000 Goddesses and more.

TWH – Throughout the U.S., more and more cities and regions are electing to forgo the celebration of Columbus Day for Indigenous People’s Day. In 1994, the United Nations declared Aug. 9 to be International Indigenous People’s Day. The holiday was first proposed in South Dakota in 1989, but its first official adoption did not occur until 1991 in Berkeley, California. The Berkeley city council adopted the holiday in time for the 500th anniversary of the Columbus sailing.

The Simpsons and Wiccans

It figures that the one time The Simpsons have an episode centering on Wiccans I miss out. Luckily Hulu has it on-line, so I was able to catch up. You may remember me mentioning the episode “Rednecks and Broomsticks” some time ago, when it was announced that Neve “The Craft” Campbell was going to be one of the star voices of the episode. So how was it? It was OK.

Sacrilege or No Sense of Humor?

Two recent stories from the UK highlight outraged Pagans in regards to two different media promotions (one for a movie, and one for a television show) that have altered or added to famous chalk figures in England. The first for a British television show entitled “Trinny And Susannah Undress The Nation” in which a group of white-garbed folks perform a temporary sex-change on the Long Man of Wilmington.”TV fashion gurus Trinny and Susannah clashed with the county’s Pagan chiefs after they gave the Long Man of Wilmington a sex change. About 22 Pagans gathered beside the historical and religious site to protest against filming by ITV … Pagans are angry people have trampled across the religious site to decorate it with breasts, pigtails and rounded hips … Druid battle chieftain Arthur Pendragon, 53, who is nomadic, said: ‘We are very angry because this is so disrespectful.