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Weekly Update: 9/29/2003

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Pagan Pride in Brazil This wonderful photo (PPD Ritual in Sao Paulo) was sent in by the beautiful Claudiney Prieto [Full Article]
Pagan Pride Events Continue...
(with Samhain just around the corner!)

This week we continue your Pagan Pride Day 2003 news/reviews coverage with even more wonderful reviews... Also featured on this weeks update, are MANY powerful new essays, a new piece for the Gay Pagan section, many new community faces, update on Wren's daughter Skye with our humble thanks (see Global Notices - Lower left), New book releases for October (including a featured release), the promise of some sweet Samhain treats (yes, there are always treats), and (as always) thousands of new listings for your area. Do give this page a proper surf... it is laced with much magick, and that would be... Your Magick Enjoy!.

Third Annual Sao Paulo-Brazil Pagan Pride Day by Claudiney Prieto

The day was beautiful... The sun was warm and bright, the birds sang and the flowers brought color with the Spring.

The place chosen in which to hold the Third Annual Sao Paulo- Brazil Pagan Pride Day this year was the Trianon Park, that is at Paulista Avenue, the business center of Brazil. Trianon Park is one of the few green areas still existent in Brazil that makes up part of Atlantic Forest. The Atlantic Forest was abundant in Brazil pre-discovery times, but with the advancement of modern society this area has been very much depleted.

More than 200 people attended the Third Annual Sao Paulo Pagan Pride Day in a day-long celebration... [Full Article]

Public Mabon Ritual and Pagan Pride Celebration, by Sable

The following is my report on our Public Mabon Ritual and Pagan Pride celebration. It was quite a small event, the first ever in our area. As such, it was not an official event of the Pagan Pride Project, because I wanted to be sure we could meet their event requirements before we bit off more than we could chew. But we did, so next year I hope to be their official Event Coordinator in our area.

Public Mabon Ritual Report...

Well, there's an up side and a down side. On the down side, the turnout was much less than I was expecting. Lots of folks said they were coming and never showed. I was somewhat disappointed to see the somewhat limited crowd.... [Full Article]

Indianapolis Pagan Pride Day by Derek Harrison

African drums provided a soundtrack for the 6th annual Indy Pagan Pride Day at Broad Ripple Park in Indianapolis. The September 27, 2003, event took place on a perfect autumn day, despite strong storms just 12 hours earlier.

Pagans of every description, as well as curious onlookers, were treated to 3 public rituals throughout the day, each presented by a different local Pagan group. 20 local and regional exhibitors and vendors displayed their wares and offered information about the central Indiana Pagan community. Several workshops were presented on psychic development, visualization, the crafting of ritual tools, and more.... [Full Article]

Blown Away by the Awesome Power of Spirit
A Report on the 2003 Between the Worlds Men's Gathering
by Garan du

"Who could have predicted that a spiritual gathering of queer men would start out by being slapped around by a hurricane named after a dead queen?" That was the question asked of a sea of exhausted faces at the morning meeting on Friday September 19th after our men's festival was inundated by 3+ inches of rain from the outer skirts of that tired old tropical depression... [Full Article]

NEW Essays...

Paranoia in Pagan America by Natahalanee

Someone is watching me! Ears are always listening to everything I do! Someone is out to get me! There is a vast conspiracy to target me!

To most, comments like this conjure images of padded walls and nice perfectly white long sleeve shirts that have nice padlock accessories in the back and electro-shock therapy as an added bonus. Are these the words of a paranoid schizophrenic? Nope!... [Full Article]

Spiritual Evolution by nexy jo

"Life is the journey, not the destination." I did a search on the Internet fo rthis phrase, and came up with 102 hits. There was no author attributed to this phrase in any of them, other than the author of each individual article in which the phrase appears. That's a shame - this phrase says a lot. There is much truth to it, on many different levels. I'd be interested to know who coined it.

Life is change - it is never static... [Full Article]

NEW Essay Topic... "Connecting With the Ancestors"

Many -- perhaps most -- Pagan traditions, both ancient and modern, incorporate rituals, stories and guidance for connecting with one's ancestral spirits. This can be either blood ancestry or spiritual ancestry. We'd like to hear about how modern-day Pagans connect and work with their ancestors and how you incorporate this work into daily or seasonal practices.

The deadline for this topic is October 31st., but we will post the essays as we receive them. Please keep in mind that we will not post responses to previously posted essays.

Your voice counts! Please consider adding your thoughts to this collection of essays and join in the exchange of ideas throughout the worldwide Pagan community.

Any thoughtful essays of over 1,000 words will be published. Please read our editorial guidelines first, and send your essay to Diotima

NEW 'Practical Magick' Essays...
(Final Round)

It's Not a Hippy Dippy World: Magick from a Global Perspective by Elektra

Being one who views Magick as a science, I feel its uses are both practical and transformational. The very nature of Magick is to affect change. To view theworld through the eyes of one who knows the power of Magick is to see things inways others may not see them. That, in itself, is personally transforming. However, I tend to view Magick in the same vein as the other tools in life... [Full Article]

Universe Communion - An Essay on Practical Magick by Raven Moonshadows

This morning I walked through the door to my high school in a rather tired and short-tempered mood. I'm not a morning person, and this whole back-to-school concept has thrown me for a loop once again. I yawn profusely as I drag myself to my first class and collapse in my chair, eager to be on the bus home. Magick is as far from my mind as possible.. [Full Article]

Practical Magick, Always Magick by SilverHart

Consider for a moment all that we take for granted in our day to day lives.

The five senses of seeing, hearing, touching, smelling and tasting become the way we begin to define ourselves, without meaning to. The other less used sixth and seventh senses, of intuition and alternate perception, are on a shelf in most of our lives out of sight and out of the light, like they doesn't exist in our day-to-day world... [Full Article]

The Intention of Magick by Angela Balen

"Blessed be my lady from deep beneath the dark blue sea, I ask you to kindly help me cleanse myself." I sing as my morning shower commences. I get dressed, eat, and gather my books then I head out for class. On my way out the door I greet the Lord (Sun) and Lady (Moon) and think "it is splendid that you are both in the sky this morning."... [Full Article]


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