Pagan Community, Paganism

Generations

As two of my favourite writers have recently pointed out, there seems to be a whole other generation of witches on Instagram. These digitally native, aesthetically driven, spooky young witch-folk practice a kind of Craft that is almost unrecognisable to me, and probably for you, too. And it's a weird feeling. Young'uns These instagrammers are… Continue reading Generations

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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Please Don’t “Goddess” Me…

“Look at you, you beautiful curvy goddess.” “You do you, goddess.” “Release your inner goddess.” It seems to be almost habitual these days for some people at some Pagan events to go so far with their body positivity and inclusivity that they find the need to refer to women – especially fat women like me… Continue reading Please Don’t “Goddess” Me…