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The first NEPA Pagan Pride Day Festival drew over 257 people during the course of the day and raised 635 pounds of food for Bread Basket of NEPA that we are aiming to hand deliver this week.
The International Pagan Pride Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of prejudice and religious discrimination through education, activism, charity and community.
Pagan Pride celebrations are held annually around the world around the Harvest Season. The food drive gives participants a way to share with those who are less fortunate while making a positive statement about Paganism.
For decades Pagans and Witches have been wrongly accused of being evil or worshipping evil entities. In reality most Pagans enjoy a religion emphasizing respect for nature, humanity, and oneself. Modern Paganism, or Neo-Paganism, is a growing religious movement based on combinations of ancient polytheism, modern eco-spirituality, and reverence for the Divine beyond gender stereotypes.
Thank you to everyone that made our first NEPA Pagan Pride Day Festival possible. We are beyond grateful for the amazing people to took part in it. Kojote & Kroh Shamanism, Alice Juliette, Rath Cobv, Hrothgar Tuurson, Grove of the Ancient River Coven, The Monacacy Mediterranean Pagan Temple, Carol Crawford were absolutely amazing presenters.
Kindred Crow was fantastic as well. I'm so grateful for Irene Glasse, Ash Christopher Glasse, Layla Kruse, and Strix Elizabeth. Caine Dreamwalker, we missed you something fierce too .
All of the vendors were beyond wonderful to work with and have. There were so many too. It was an such a blessing.
I, Shannon Saylor, WVCUUPS Manager, am also externally grateful to all of my Doers, Eric Peisel, Emily Haberkern, Raven Redfeather, Marjorie Carney, Brian Dugas, Michael William, Dorothy Weigand, Kaylee Scruggs, Mallory Anne Poremba, Jesse Simon, Mulin Perez, Jeremiah Bower, Clark Fahringer, Amanda Covert, Joshua Shaffer, Karen M. Fisher, Mandy Van Brunt, Jillian Brennan, Sam Bode, Jamie Dana, Robyn Mackey, James Fisher, Adam Bauer, and so many more.
Hail the Doers! Hail the Community!!!
We are all longing to go home to some place
For more information about the event or about Pagan religions, email me, Shannon Saylor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information regarding Pagan Pride Day is located at here.
(Some more of the News Coverage by WBRE/WYOU)
Wyoming Valley Chapter of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans
An open and inclusive Earth-Centered Community based in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area.
We are located here:
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wyoming Valley
20 Church Road
Wyoming, PA 18644
Wyoming Valley CUUPS Recommended Books
Many of us are frequently asked what books we recommend for people beginning to explore Earth-Centered Spirituality. Here are a few of our suggestions :)
Blackfeather Mystery School: The Magpie Training by Irene Glasse and Caine Dreamwalker
The Inner Temple of Witchcraft by Christopher Penczak
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religion by River Higginbotham and Joyce Higgenbotham
Wicca for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham
Shamanism as a Spiritual Practice for Daily Life by Tom Cowan
Spiral Dance by StarHawk
The Sabbats by Edain McCoy
Good Magic by Mariana Medici
Circle Round by StarHawk (great resource for families)
Pagan History & Culture
Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler
Animal Speak by Ted Andrews
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham
The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews by Scott Cunningham
A Book of Pagan Prayer by Ceisiwr Serith