Community Notes; April 25-May 1

Paganistan now has its own Wikipedia entry. This is just the beginning. Please feel free to make it better. For instance, there are only 21 active groups listed, and we all know that there are far more than that. There is also a 22 year gap in the history section: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paganistan

For the sake of promoting Paganistan, we need a high resolution picture of a local Pagan potluck. If you have a photo that you’d be willing to share for a good cause, please email it to TwinCitiesPagans@yahoo.com. If you have an event coming up with a potluck, please take a picture, preferably staged with lots of Pagan stuff. Or maybe with out-of-the-closet local Pagans holding hot-dishes. This picture will be of historic importance to Paganistan.

It was four years ago that the Veterans Administration agreed to permit Wiccan service members to have pentagrams on their graves. Thank you to all who participated in the pentacle quest.

There’s now a Google map dedicated to the Asatru & Heathens.  You can find it here.

A great many local Pagans fell in love with John Michael Greer at Paganicon, and now there is a movement to bring him back to the Twin Cities for a weekend intensive. If this sounds like something you’d like to attend, please leave a favorable comment wherever you are reading Paganistan Weekly.

The Keys of Paradise grand opening went well with approximately 175 people touring the new space.

Angelina Rosenbush pointed out in the Examiner that local Pagans didn’t have a public Earth Day celebration this year.

Local Pagan JRob Zetelumen was a guest on Pagans Tonight last week, where he talked about Paganistan. You can listen to the show here.

Heart of the Beast May Day celebration is coming up, Sunday May 1 in Powderhorn Park. I’ve heard it argued that Mardi Gras is the largest Pagan celebration in the United States. In that sense, Heart of the Beast May Day is the largest Pagan celebration in the region. When the word Paganistan was originally coined, it referred to the area around Powderhorn Park because of all the Pagans who live there. After the parade, the event culminates with the ritual reenactment of the return of the sun. Usually at least a couple Pagan groups set up booths. Paul Eaves builds a labyrinth. There are food booths, and shopping booths. It’s a beautiful spring day out in a wonderful park. It’s a huge wonderful event.

There will be cocktails, movie, desserts & fun for
Pagan Coming Out Day, 7pm May 2, at the Sacred Paths Center.  The award winning documentary American Mystic, which features Pagan, Spiritualist, and First Nations faiths, will be shown as part of the celebration.  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=167230013331471 & http://pagancomingoutday.com/

Celia will be performing at the Sacred Paths Center, May 21 at 7pm. Celia’s performances are always a major draw. Tickets are available here.

T. Thorn Coyle will be coming to town to do a weekend intensive at the Eye of Horus, May 28 & 29. She had developed quite a following in the Twin Cities, and this promises to be a significant event.

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