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Article ID: 4484
Age Group: Adult
Posted: September 18th. 2000
Rallying 'Round The Cause
It's Pagan Pride Week! Yes, we know that we've been talking about this for the past three weeks, but we here at TWV really believe in the concept of local people and groups doing whatever that they can do to make their own towns, cities and neighborhoods just brim with Pagan Pride. We have talked with many, many Pagans from all over the globe and we can tell you that Witches, Wiccans and Pagans have a lot- Read: A LOT! -to offer to the world. Our world has some very big problems to face and some really hard decisions to make about the future. Pagans have some very good ideas to share on those issues. The trouble always has been that while there were many folks who just couldn't get beyond the words "Witch, Wiccan. Pagan" to begin with, there were many others who never got the chance to meet a Pagan, much less sit down and talk with one about community and global issues (Of course, we know that they probably HAD talked with Pagans before, they just didn't realize it!)
But now we are out there- (Gasp! Look at that, Martha...and right out in the open, too! How very brazen!) - talking with our neighbors, showing up at community meetings, chatting with the local law enforcement agencies and organizing public events. Beginning with one street, one town, one city and one state at a time, our message is spreading and people are listening. The work of many previous decades-and possibly many lifetimes-is coming to fruition in this current Pagan generation! These are indeed exciting times and "Pagan Pride Is Back!
Wren walked over to Wal-Mart (Bad Pagan!) the other day to get a few hurricane supplies and Carolyn, the cashier who rang up her sale, was wearing a big silver pentacle. A casual observation of the symbol from Wren and Carolyn offered up that she had just purchased the pentacle from EWitch and loved it! That sort of exchange within a normal business setting just didn't happen all that long ago.
Photo credit: The picture to your upper right is of the Rev. Moon Raven HPs from Largo, Florida (USA) and was taken at her first public Full Moon Circle. "This ceremony was VERY special to me as I dedicated it to the memory of my beloved mother who had passed away that same week". Bless YOU Rev. Moon Raven for sharing your magick with us all.
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