Review: Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans

If this is the very first book of Astrology you pick up, you can consider yourself lucky indeed. Seriously, if you’ve been avoiding Astrology the same way you avoided calculus (like the plague) this may be the book for you!

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Philadelphia Pagan Pride Public Meeting

This meeting is open to vendors, volunteers, the public, and the Board of Directors to discuss the layout of the event and the timing of workshops, performances, etc., since it got moved to Park B.

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Pagan librarians rescue books, preserve history | The Wild Hunt

Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling by Charles Godfrey Leland [New Alexandrian Library].

Thanks to two Pagan-centric institutions — the New Alexandrian Library, located near Georgetown, Del., and the Adocentyn Research Library, a similar enterprise located in San Francisco’s East Bay — Pagans and the general public alike now have access to thousands of Pagan, metaphysical, and esoteric books and periodicals, including rare and out-of-print works. Both libraries continue to accept donations of Pagan and Pagan-related books.

Source: Pagan librarians rescue books, preserve history | The Wild Hunt

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Ivo Dominguez Jr. Listed Among “The 25 Most Influential Living Pagans”

IVO DOMINGUEZ JR Ivo is probably the hardest working Pagan teacher I know. He goes to more festivals and does more workshops than practically anybody. He’s everywhere, and for good reason, he’s a a great teacher and an even better person. And there’s also that New Alexandrian Library project he’s a major part of. Ivo is amazing.

Source: The 25 Most Influential Living Pagans

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The Value of Initiatory Challenge

One marvelous benefit of initiatory challenge is the expanded self-trust that results from working hard to do something well and succeeding.

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Philadelphia Pagan Pride Day: Keynote Speaker: Byron Ballard

H. Byron Ballard, BA, MFA, is a western NC native, teacher, folklorist and writer. She has served as a featured speaker and teacher at Sacred Space Conference, Summerland Spirit Festival, Pagan Spirit Gathering, Southeast Wise Women’s Herbal Conference, Glastonbury Goddess Conference, Heartland, Sirius Rising, Starwood, Scottish Pagan Federation Conference and other gatherings. She is senior priestess and co-founder of Mother Grove Goddess Temple in Asheville, NC.

We are thrilled and honored to have Byron Ballard as our Keynote Speaker for Philadelphia Pagan Pride 2018! H. Byron Ballard, BA, MF…

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BATTLE HYMN OF THE RESISTANCE – A song for our times by Gwendolyn Reece.

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A song for our times by Gwendolyn Reece.

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Lyrics

Battle Hymn of the Resistance

When we rise up and claim our power

The Good, it cannot fall.

We take up the shield of service

To defend the rights of all.

 

[Chorus]
 We hear the call of duty.

We heed the Spirit’s Light.

We stand firm in compassion,

And work to set things right.

 

We defend the Constitution,

Rule of Law across the land.

When blind Justice, She is threatened

We will not let it stand.

 

[Chorus]
 We hear the call of duty.

We heed the Spirit’s Light.

We stand firm in compassion,

And work to set things right.

 

We tend the Hearth of Kindness,

Soul of Democracy.

Welcome tired, poor, huddled masses

Yearning to breathe free.

 

[Chorus]
 We hear the call of duty.

We heed the Spirit’s Light.

We stand firm in compassion,

And work to set things right.

 

Our Healer’s Cup we offer

To all souls who have need.

We work to heal our nation

Of hatred and of greed.

 

[Chorus]
 We hear the call of duty.

We heed the Spirit’s Light.

We stand firm in compassion,

And work to set things right.

 

Our visionary garden blooms

With dreams we bring to birth,

Of what society can be

If we dare to love the Earth.

 

[Chorus]
 We hear the call of duty.

We heed the Spirit’s Light.

We stand firm in compassion,

And work to set things right.

 

So rise up and claim your power

Together we will grow.

See America as we should be

And we will make it so.

 

[Chorus]
 We hear the call of duty.

We heed the Spirit’s Light.

We stand firm in compassion,

and will make things right.

 

By Gwendolyn Reece ©

 

Source: BATTLE HYMN OF THE RESISTANCE – A song for our times by Gwendolyn Reece – Panpipes Pagan Chant Site

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Questions of the Hour – JUNE 29, 2018 BY MAGGIE BEAUMONT

In the light of the Full Moon, I look to my defenses. These are strange times. I have so many questions. this is a time of waiting for clarity. Or perhaps this is a time to keep my own counsel before taking action. May the gods be watching.

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*** CANCELLED *** Lammas – Saturday, August 4 at 12 PM – 2 PM

*** CANCELLED ***

We apologize, but we need to cancel this event due to family circumstances beyond our control. Please look for us at Philadelphia Pagan Pride Day on September 1 or join us for our Samhain observance on November 4.

Saturday, August 4 at 12 PM – 2 PM
Chestnut Hill United Church

8812 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118

Lammas Day (Anglo-Saxon hlaf-mas, “loaf-mass”), is a holiday celebrated in some English-speaking countries in the Northern Hemisphere, usually between 1 August and 1 September. It is a festival to mark the annual wheat harvest, and is the first harvest festival of the year. On this day it was customary to bring to church a loaf made from the new crop, which began to be harvested at Lammastide, which falls at the halfway point between the summer Solstice and Autumn September Equinox.

[This event is free and open to all respectful individuals.]

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Riding the Smith-Waite Tarot Train… @ Infinite-Beyond Online

As many tarot lovers have come to realize (or ignore, as the case may be), the notion that there is no perfect tarot deck is a tough reality to accept. It’s true and if you haven’t realized that yet, then I am truly sorry to be the bearer of bad news. The more time one spends working with the tarot, the more decks one acquires, collects, and lusts after. One’s individual taste for what they enjoy and what they don’t enjoy in a deck also has a hand in building the hoard, particularly as your style develops and evolves. Like any fascination or life-embedded hobby, the collecting of decks and the desire for perfection knows no bounds. It’s a vicious cycle and admittedly, I am a living victim of its madness.

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