Apr
10

Pagan Godparenting

A conversation in a pub moot last night seems worth discussing here. The topic being what do we, as pagans, do about godparents? The traditions of this country reflect the christian perspective which appoints people to take an interest in the spiritual development of the child. That, obviously, would not be appropriate for most pagan …

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Apr
10

No Conference This Year

Alas, there will be no conference organised by PF North West this year. However, the ever excellent PaganCon will be going ahead in July at the Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club. Details can be found on facebook .  

Apr
10

Handfasting Time Again

It seems like you open your eyes and suddenly it’s April and people are getting handfasted again. We have a fairly good guide to getting handfasted for people to have a look at. It covers the preparation necessary, the sort of things you need to ask your officiant and what sort of thing to bear …

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Apr
10

Wolfstone 2016

Wolfstone Camp, a long established camp in the north west, will this year be held on the outskirts of Blackpool – but a change of venue doesn’t mean a change in the sheer awesome that is Wolfstone! It is being organised by the Hare & Moon Coven and will benefit from being close to their …

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Sep
01

Anti-Fracking Ritual at Castlerigg

There are a lot of pagans in the north-west who are passionately anti-Fracking. It’s not really a surprise that when The Warrior’s Call went out asking people to take part in an open ritual at Glastonbury Tor or, if they couldn’t make it, to set up their own Pim van Elzen decided to take up …

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Aug
29

Shamanism, Animism and Listening to the Land (The Conference)

Shamanism, Animism, and Listening to the Land is the theme for this years conference (coming up in a couple of months on the 19th October 2013 in the Harrington Building at UCLan in Preston) We decided that this year would be “The Shamanic One” after watching the amount of shamanic practitioners in the north west …

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Apr
22

North-West Annual Conference – 19th October

This year’s conference is going to be themed around Shamanism and is subtitled; Shamanism, Animism and listening to the land. It will take place Saturday 19th October in Preston at 10 am. Talks and workshops will be provided by Gordon MacLellan, Graham Harvey, Linda Sever, Tasha Chapman, Runic John, Jenny Blain, , Susan Cross, Lorna …

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Apr
20

How To Get Handfasted

It’s that time of year again. We know about it in the north-west because this is the time of year when our mailboxes are over-flowing with handfasting requests, some of them are better than others… So here it is, a bit of advice for how to get handfasted and how to get it done right! …

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Sep
26

Wolfstone Camp 2013

Silverdale is a beautiful campsite, and it is now being used by pagan camps in the north-west. Wolfstone Camp is one such camp and includes workshops, talks and rituals. Wolfstone will be between the 11th and 13th of July 2014, campers can come for one, two or all three nights. If you want to get in early …

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Sep
25

What Is Paganism? Some Thoughts

It can be said that modern paganism has its roots in the indigenous, pre-Christian religions of Europe but that it has evolved and adapted to the circumstances of modern life. It couldn’t be proved exactly what those roots are and I can hear all the strict reconstructionists drawing sharp breaths. Different Pagans tend to mean …

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