Pagan Community, Paganism

Druids Down Under organise a national gathering for 2018

This month I moved from my usual columnist role into that of news journalist over on The Wild Hunt. Here is my very first offering: SYDNEY — Australian eclectic Druid group Druids Down Under is set to host its first national event in the Pennant Hills this weekend. The gathering will include workshops, musical performances,… Continue reading Druids Down Under organise a national gathering for 2018

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Pagan Community, Paganism, writing

Paganism in the Top End

Australia’s Northern Territory (sometimes just called “the NT” or “the top end”) is the country’s third-largest federal division, covering over 520,902 square miles (1,349,129 square kilometres). This vast space is made up of rugged coastline, a national park spanning around 12,000 square miles (20,000 square kilometres) and larger settlements in the north; the south has smaller settlements,… Continue reading Paganism in the Top End

books and reading, writing

2018 Australian Women Writers Challenge

I've just joined the 2018 Australian Women Writers Challenge. As part of my blogging exploits this year, I will be reading and reviewing titles by Australian women authors. Lady writers who I think are pretty rad: Randa Abdel-Fattah Isobelle Carmody Clementine Ford May Gibbs Germaine Greer Glenda Millard CS Pacat Ethel Pedley Lili Wilkinson Margaret… Continue reading 2018 Australian Women Writers Challenge

Pagan Community, Paganism, photos

Slideshow: The Pagan Collective of Victoria in 2017

2017 was an absolutely epic year for the Pagan Collective of Victoria. I am so proud to have been a part of this. PCV highlights for me included: Starting a Morris dancing side. Travelling with said Morris dancing side to South Australia. Sitting on a road with my friends after a public ritual for hours… Continue reading Slideshow: The Pagan Collective of Victoria in 2017

Personal, photos

Exploring the Goldfields Track: Leg 1 – Mount Buninyong to Mount Clear

The latest installment in my long history of mad schemes and tricky hijinx was a plot to walk the Goldfields Track - a 210 kilometre walking track that extends from Ballarat to Bendigo through bushland and historic sites. Of course, I roped in some chumps valued friends to join me on this mission, and on… Continue reading Exploring the Goldfields Track: Leg 1 – Mount Buninyong to Mount Clear

Paganism, Personal, photos

Red May in November

Earlier this month me and two of my besties took part in what is becoming a post Beltane, post Mount Franklin tradition. For the last few years, we've spent the weekend after Beltane going to look at some famous red hawthorn hedges in Basalt, near Daylesford in Central Victoria. Last year we discovered - almost… Continue reading Red May in November

Pagan Community, Paganism, writing

Queer Paganism in Australia

Queer Paganism in Australia today is multifaceted and vibrant with a large number of publicly active traditions, groups, and meetups that are queer oriented or queer inclusive. The most notable of these is Queer Pagan Men Australia. But what many contemporary Australian Pagans don’t know is that the country’s history of Paganism within the LGBT… Continue reading Queer Paganism in Australia