The Gathering at The Grove

The Early Church of the SubGenius Reunion, one of the inspirations for The Gathering at The Grove. The use of this image from the Early Church of the SubGenius, www.conniedobbs.com, is permitted by the copyright holder. It is under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license.

The Early Church of the SubGenius Reunion, one of the inspirations for The Gathering at The Grove. The use of this image from the Early Church of the SubGenius, www.conniedobbs.com, is permitted by the copyright holder. It is under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license.

What do the Church of the SubGenius X-Day, a joint Pagan coven esbat with nudists and Discordians including Shamlicht Kids Club, a supposed reunion of the Early Church of the SubGenius, and a video by Rev. Peas Francis Flanagan have in common?  They all helped inspire The Gathering at The Grove!

About 60 men, women, teenagers and children came to the private event The Grove Gathering in July 2017 and had a great time! There was singing, dancing, nude body painting, pagan workshops, games including the Cloved Lemon Kissing Game, and lots more. It may become an annual event!

http://discordia.wikia.com/wiki/Grove_Gathering

 

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Lorien’s Hot Vacation Diary

I just updated my diary! I added my June vacation going to Texas with Mindy and Austra. I also posted some classics like getting my first boyfriend at age 13, a slumber party Becky and I had for our 14th birthdays, my first job babysitting, my Wicca covens, a nudist Halloween party, and more. Check it out!

WARNING: Sometimes my diary gets explicit. 😉

http://lorien.loveshade.org/diary_public/

 

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BISAC Says Wicca is a Religion

pentagram or pentacle

The Book Industry Study Group has finally moved Wicca into the Religion category! Before it was in the category Body, Mind & Spirituality/Witchcraft.

So what’s the big deal? It’s a major step in recognizing Wicca as a genuine religion! The BISC makes the BISAC listing which is the standard for book publishers. It’s like the Library of Congress or Dewey Decimal Systems except it only identifies categories instead of individual books.

This is another big step for Freedom of Religion in America. After Wiccan Patrick Stewart was killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2005, the Veteran’s Administration refused to let a pentagram put on his gravesite. Legal action was filed. Finally on April 23, 2007 the VA allowed pentacles.

Why should you care if you aren’t Wiccan or Pagan? Freedom of Religion doesn’t work if it’s only for a few people. Even if the government was Christian, would it be Roman Catholic or Protestant or Greek Orthodox? And if it was Protestant, would it be Baptist or Assembly of God or Seventh Day Adventist?

This is a big step forward for America and the First Amendent!

BISAC for Wiccan as a Religion is at www.bisg.org/what-we-do-0-126-bisac-subject-headings-list-religion.php

Want to learn more about Wicca? Check out my site at lorien.loveshade.org/wicca/

REL118000 RELIGION / Wicca

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