pagan events

Pagan Organizing: The Mystery of Finding a Meeting Place

This series covers best practices in Pagan organizing. Much of the material draws from sources outside of Pagan or other religious spheres. The author has applied the techniques in real life, with real life Pagan organizations and found them effective. To make the most of this knowledge, it is necessary to let go of the dogma about Pagans being in any way like herding cats. Pagans are a body of mostly functional and capable adults. Despite our collective love of the silly, we can cooperate just fine under the right circumstances. The keys to making this happen always comes back […]

15 Ways to Make Your Pagan Gatherings and Organizations Better

In 2014, when I first moved to the Bay Area, I attended two Samhain rituals: one in Palo Alto, and the ubiquitous Reclaiming Spiral Dance. I had little to no history with the Pagans of the Bay: a Pagan Newswire Collective contact here, the casually exchanged message there. My contacts likely qualified as Big Name Pagans – and they were best described as F-ing Busy. This is still true of them. Seeking community moreso than spirit, I showed up at random to these two Big Deal events in the Bay. Something else relatively unkown about me: not only do I […]