I'm having a difficult time finding interesting summer solstice (June 21st) events in Derbyshire, Leicestershire or Nottinghamshire this year. By events, I mean actual solstice-related events e.g. traditional customs or folklore rituals, morris dancing, pagan events, or astronomical things. Either are there any, or (even better) are there online listings for such events?
Music buffs of the Eastern European, pre-Christian/pagan and generally history-oriented sort: I stumbled upon a youtube video of what, as far as I can make out, is a group performing ancient pagan Slavic music. Fascinating stuff and I want more of it. Can anyone help me identify the group? Are there other groups like this? Thanks!
We will be hosting a very large Yule gathering in our home next month, and I need ideas on ways to feed people affordably but impressively with simple but very elegant dishes. We set the bar pretty high last year, so the H is O. [more inside]
I'm just curious: where did the neopagan "triple moon" symbol come from? I have yet to find an origin for it after much googling and peering into reference books.
I just found some video footage of 5-year-old me on Youtube. It was definitely not posted by my parents. It also features nekkid hippies (I am dressed). Who owns that footage? [more inside]
Christmas carols for pagans? Mentions of Yuletide, Solstice and winter are excellent, Santa is fine, Christmas is fine, but I'm looking for beautiful music (choral and orchestral) that has no mention of Jesus Christ, Israel or saints. [more inside]
Can you legally get around decency laws if you give advance notice? [more inside]
I’m a Pagan who wants to live a monastic life. Is there such a thing as an interfaith Earth-based monastery? [more inside]
Please help me be culturally appropriate: should I send a pagan flowers on Ostara, or wait till Beltane? [more inside]
I need some Yule music. With kind of an indie rock feel if possible. Stuff that is a cross between Belle and Sebastian and the sountrack for the Wicker Man with a winter yule theme. This is anon because its for a surprise evening dinner/birthday party. Please suggest any songs/whole albums. Thank you!
Seeking out the pagan origins of Christian holidays [more inside]
I am looking for some good subtly pagan/world religion themed children's books, toys, movies etc for my 6 year old niece in Arkansas. It doesn't have to be specifically pagan, just something that fits the themes and values of most any earth-based or mystical religion. [more inside]
Black Metal Movie & Art Recommendations? [more inside]
Ahh, Christmas time. MeFites are a bunch of blasphemous heathens, so I'm hoping you can suggest some interesting pagan Christmas ornaments. Also interested in cool pagan wall hangings. [more inside]