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Auburn, Alabama Pagan Pride Day

Auburn Pagan Pride Day was held on September 23 at the Davis Arboretum on the University campus. The event, the first such in a number of years, was sponsored by the Church of the Spiral Tree of Columbus, Georgia, supported by Dogwood Local Council of the Covenant of the Goddess and the Auburn Pagan student association, Pantheon.

There were vendor and informational booths, presentations and classes, crafts, hula-hoops, and horseback rides for “children of whatever age.” Donations were collected for animal rescue and for the East Alabama Food Bank.

The event ran very smoothly and was well-received by the several hundred attendees.

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Into the Summerlands

John Michael “Micky” Monogue/Uncle Wookie/Lord Athanor

November 25, 1956- February 13th. 2012

It is with a sad heart that I convey that the Unicorn Tradition Magus and founder, Priest of the Grove of the Unicorn, and my spiritual guide and partner, Lord Athanor, has crossed into the Summerlands.

While it is a sad time for those who knew and loved him, is with joy, love, and light that we celebrate the wonder and magick filled life. It is with gratitude that we remember one who touched the lives of many, many people through his storytelling, kindness, humor, wisdom, and bountiful spirit.

Blessings and peace to all of his many friends and family of blood and of spirit.

Blessings and thanks to you Lord Athanor, I am honored to have walked with you for much of my life. May we meet again in the love and light of the Lord and Lady.

Blessings,
Lady Arden

A great man has passed beyond this incarnation around 2:50am February 13th, 2012 to return to the divine embrace of the universe. I am sure he is being reunited with those who have passed before him. When you read this stifle not your tears for the loss of such a luminary man, but let them flow freely so that they may carry the love you had for him from this world to the next. Let them be the conduit from your soul to his. Do not let this be how your remembrance of him ends however.
Honor and celebrate him for all of the love, light, laughter, wit, wisdom, and magick he brought into your life by whatever means you think best. And when you are done celebrating him, hold tightly in your heart the fire of those things he stirred inside of you and carry them with you always. I know I will.
On this day I will salute a man who was father, friend, teacher, husband, and priest whose walked through this life with a kind word to always share, a rapier wit which to coax forth laughter, a gentle wisdom that could help you find the path and show you the way even on the blackest night, and a loving heart that could heal all wounds.
Merry meet, merry part, and merry meet again my beloved father: Blessed Be.

In Their Service,

Ash

Lord Athanor:
I believe that all temples are sacred.

I do not believe that wisdom, compassion, or veneration are the sole province of any faith or any nation

There are many who reach toward the infinite,
yet none who can grasp it in their hand.

So let there be peace and fellowship with all who will share it.

And if their god forbids fellowship with such as I, then let there be peace upon the path they choose

Obituary

John Michael “Micky” Monogue was born November 25th, 1956 in Oxford England, and died February 13th, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. John Monogue was a resident of Decatur, Georgia since 2000. He survived by his wife Elaine, his two sons Damian and Adrian, his four daughters Maryk, Kat, Marilyn, and Alex, and his grandson Corbin. John is also survived by his sisters, Maureen, Kathleen, and Connie.  He was predeceased by his first wife, Jodi Monogue on February 8th 2006

Memorial

This is the tentative plans for John Monogue/Lord Athanor’s  public memorial service. We are still in the process of getting everything set up and organized. These plans maybe subject change. We will inform you of any change in the plans.

John Monogue Memorial Service
Sunday Feb 19th from 2-5 pm
Angora Hall
Clarkston Community Center
3701 College Avenue
Clarkston, Georgia 30021

The History of the Unicorn Tradition

In 1976 Galadriel and Athanor met Lady Rhea, a priestess and elder of a Family Tradition, and began taking classes with her in the Atlanta area. Following the end of classes, Galadriel and Athanor moved to Florida. In 1979, the two of them moved back to Atlanta and resumed their training and, under Lady Rhea’s guidance, they began teaching classes. These classes would form what would soon become the Grove of the Unicorn and would later become the basis of the Unicorn Tradition.

During a Litha ritual in 1980, Galadriel and Athanor received their Priest and Priestess initiations and the Grove of the Unicorn was officially established. This group was established as an American Eclectic grove blending influences and teachings from the Family Tradition and from the modern Witchcraft revival movement.

While many of Galadriel and Athanor’s traditional teachings were retained, many outside influences have contributed to today’s Grove of the Unicorn and to the other groups within the Unicorn Tradition. Some of these influences include teachers from other traditions and ‘adopted’ Elders who were trained in other branches of the Craft or other Mystery traditions.

In 1982, the Unicorn Tradition began branching out into other states and even other countries. Over the years several groups have hived off of the Grove of the Unicorn, and in some cases other groups have hived off of those groups, and so on. While the Grove of the Unicorn started in Atlanta, Georgia, since that time Unicorn Tradition groups have been founded in Texas, Germany, and England.

Each group within the Unicorn Tradition maintains certain of the same key ingredients- however, each also maintains its own identity and flavor. As a Tradition, each group maintains a link to the Tradition’s roots, and yet, as a dynamic eclectic tradition, each group also continues to grow and evolve with the experiences and influences of its Priests, Priestesses, and other group members. Some predominate influences in many of the Unicorn Tradition groups include myths and traditions of Phoenician, Egyptian, Greco-Roman, and Celtic origins.

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Georgia Events 12/9 through 12/16

Another Sabbat draws close and Yule events are happening everywhere! Here are some of the events in the next week:

Saturday 12/10 FULL MOON

  • North GA Solitaires Yule Party 1p to 9p Red Top Mountain State Park
    Group Shelter #1. Details at
    http://yuleparty.ngsolitaries.com/index.php
  • Grove of Draconis Yule party, craft day and ritual http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Grove_of_Draconis_Group/
  • Pagan Meet-up and Witch Hat Society 5 pm near Milledgeville email earthhealerstemple@yahoo.com or call 478- 451- 0139 for directions. Esbat Ritual – 7pm Immediately following Witch Hat Society meeting. Finger foods served, please bring something to share. Visitors welcome and expected. RSVP if possible.
  • Lake Claire Drum Circle This is an open drum circle held just outside L5P in the Lake Claire area of Atlanta, 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Athens Area Pagans weekly meeting: 5 to 6 pm every Saturday at Trapeze, 269 West Washington Street Athens, GA (except UGA home game dates, then at Hendershot’s Coffee to avoid the traffic)

Sunday 12/11

  • Grove of the Red Earth Discussion Group 1p to 3p Fudruckers Marietta 3000 Windy Hill Rd
  • House of Ravenstone free open house 2p to 6p For a broad overview of their beliefs, House of Ravenstone provides this monthly Open House where individuals can meet with initiates from the House and have questions answered in a relaxed and informal setting. No charge. http://foreverandaday.biz for details.

Monday 12/12

  • Monday Night (Border) Pagans — East Cobb/Marietta WHOLE FOODS at Merchants Walk in East Cobb [inside the cafe] 8pm to 10pm

Tuesday 12/13

  • Occupy Atlanta Interfaith Prayer Hour 4 pm, Bennett Hall in the Morehouse School of Religion building on the campus of the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC). 700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30314-4143 Pagans are emphatically welcome.

Thursday 12/15

  • PAGE: Pagan Atlanta Gay Exchange Conversation Thursday: NEW LOCATION the Pagan Atlanta Gay Exchange, a group for Metro Atlanta area GLBTs that seek like-minded individuals for brother- and sisterhood surrounding our Pagan beliefs and heritages and how these truths may be impacted by our daily GLBT lives. Every Thursday night at 8pm at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta GA. 1100 South Marietta Parkway Marietta, GA 30060 at the S. Marietta Entrance, Student Center Room A214 Main Level http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pageglbtgroup/

These are just some of the events happening in Georgia. If you’re event wasn’t mentioned it’s probably because we don’t know about it yet. Please send your press releases, event announcements, Rites of Passage notices and community news to pncatlantabureau@gmail.com.

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North Georgia Solitaires Yule Party 2011

Saturday, December 10 · 1:00pm – 9:00pm at Red Top Mountain State Park Group Shelter #1

Join NGS to celebrate Yule at Red Top Mountain State Park Group Shelter #1 on December 10. There will be activities and games for the children. The Holly King will be there to interact with everyone and pose for family pictures. Attendees will enjoy a potluck dinner with a ‘white elephant’ gift exchange for the adults. The children will receive some special treats from the Holly King before the gift exchange. The party is a benefit for the Pagan Assistance Fund so there will be a silent auction and/or raffle. NGS is now accepting donations of items for the raffle and/or auction so if you have something that you would like to contribute, please contact NGS.

As this is a benefit for the Pagan Assistance Fund NGS is also accepting sponsorships of the party. You can purchase a sponsorship at the same link where you register to attend. More details are at http://yuleparty.ngsolitaries.com/

Register for Pagan Pathways Yule Party.

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Georgia Events 10/28 through 11/4/2011

There is always a lot going on in Georgia, and Samhain season just seems to ramp it up. Without further ado here are some of the events in the next week:

Friday 10/28

Saturday 10/29

  • Forever and a Day Psychic Fair: The regular `Last Saturday’ monthly Psychic Fair at Forever & A Day, 7830 Highway 92, in Woodstock from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm For directions or more information: 770-516-6969 or http://www.foreverandaday.biz.
  • North Georgia Solitaires Samhain Celebration: Saturday, Oct 29, 2011 Red Top Mountain State Park Pioneer Campground. Details and tickets can be found at http://ngssamhain.eventbrite.com
  • Grove of Draconis Samhain The Night of Spectors and Samhain Dumb Supper: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Grove_of_Draconis_Group/database
  • Athens Area Pagans weekly meeting: 5 to 6 pm every Saturday normally at Trapeze, 269 West Washington Street Athens, GA except THIS WEEK IS A HOME UGA GAME so meeting is at Hendershot’s Coffee to avoid the game traffic.

Monday 10/31 SAMHAIN

  • Wednesday 11/2 Moon at First Quarter

Thursday 11/3

  • PAGE: Pagan Atlanta Gay Exchange Conversation Thursday: the Pagan Atlanta Gay Exchange, a group for Metro Atlanta area GLBTs that seek like minded individuals for brother- and sisterhood surrounding our Pagan beliefs and heritages and how these truths may be impacted by our daily GLBT lives. Every Thursday night at 8pm at the Whole Food Market in Marietta GA. 1311 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta GA 30068 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pageglbtgroup/

Friday 11/4

These are just some of the events happening in Georgia. If you’re event wasn’t mentioned it’s probably because we don’t know about it yet. Please send your press releases, event announcements, Rites of Passage notices and community news to pncatlantabureau@gmail.com.

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Heydey Acres

Heydey Acres is founded on principles of sustainable agriculture, crop biodiversity and a belief that community and agriculture are mutually beneficial. We work to provide locally produced fruits and vegetables to customers in Atlanta, Ga and surrounding cities.

It is our hope that by making heirlooms available at local farmer’s markets and through CSA shares, we will increase awareness of these wonderful genetic treasures, and give our customers the chance to experience the amazing variety that is our heritage. We think you will love the difference you taste!

Our name comes from the word “heyday”, which is used to describe a period of time when something was at its most successful or best. We think this illustrates our mission to support agricultural biodiversity very well: the fruits and vegetables we grow were once very popular and well known. Often, they were all but forgotten when hybrid types were introduced in seed catalogs, and as produce became widely available in supermarkets year round. In a sense, these fruits and vegetables had their heyday, but we think it’s the perfect time for them to become popular all over again!

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Pagan Perspectives on Marriage Survey

Charlton Hall, a licensed marriage and family therapist and an American Druid, is conducting research on Pagan attitudes towards marriage.  The survey is short and should take less than five minutes of your time.  Mr. Hall is hoping for as many responses as possible to gain a clearer view on how Pagans view marriage and relationships.

You may take the survey here. The link is in the box on the upper left.  Mr. Hall asks that you pass on this survey to any Pagan groups or persons that you know.

-from the PNC-Minnesota Bureau where it was posted by Cara Schulz

 

Charlton Hall, a licensed marriage and family therapist and an American Druid, is conducting research on Pagan attitudes towards marriage. The survey is short and should take less than five minutes of your time. Mr. Hall is hoping for as many responses as possible to gain a clearer view on how Pagans view marriage and relationships.

You may take the survey here. The link is in the box on the upper left. Mr. Hall asks that you pass on this survey to any Pagan groups or persons that you know.
-from the PNC-Minnesota Bureau where it was posted by Cara Schulz.

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