Interview with Andras Arthen on PaganNewswire Collective

by Kate Greenough Richardson

Andras Corban Arthen

Andras has been traveling a great deal lately. His recent travels in Europe were part of the groundwork for a book he is writing, which will lay out and expand upon the material he’s been teaching in recent workshops. Andras has been studying the survival of remnants of pre-Christian practices and beliefs which we as Pagans can draw upon and learn from. He has been contacting people he first talked to long before this project was clear in his mind, to get their permission to be included in the book.

At the Sacred Harvest Festival in Minnesota Aug. 6-12, Andras will be presenting a series of workshops. In advance of this festival, Nels Linde of the Pagan newswire Collective – Minnesota Bureau did a very good interview with Andras, which gives a sense of the projects he’s working on in between the times we may see him at our own gatherings. It’s a wide ranging overview, and ends with a challenge to our own communities to consider how we can articulate our Pagan perspective, and from that stance engage with world issues and with people of other faiths.

Review of Witches & Pagans winter issue

by Kate Greenough Richardson

I was excited to see the EarthSpirit community prominently featured in the winter issue of Witches & Pagans magazine (issue #22). Selena Fox is on the cover, and it’s billed as “The Community Issue”. There is an article written by Deirdre Arthen, with photos by D.J. Anderson, called Weaving the Web. Deirdre describes vignettes that will resonate and stir memories with anyone who has been to EarthSpirit events.
To see color versions of the beautiful photos, check out the magazine preview at http://www.witchesandpagans.com/. Click on the ‘sample flash view of the magazine’. You won’t be able to read the articles unless you buy it, but the photos look great. And it’s well worth the price of a latte to read the stories, poetry and wealth of interesting articles.