Serpent Mound Pagan Pride Day announced

October 10th, 2010    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: Community

Southwestern Ohio/Serpent Mound Pagan Pride Day will be held from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at Serpent Mound.

People of all ages and spiritual backgrounds are welcome. The event will include information booths, workshops on a variety of topics, including a presentation on the Mound and its history followed by a guided walking tour of the Mound.

There will also be vendors, readers, entertainers, a magickal swap meet, drumming, a ceremony, and children’s activities.

The children's activities will include pumpkin painting and decorating, paper crafts, story hour and a parent assisted scavenger hunt

There is no monetary admission charge for this event, or any fees for the workshops or children's activities, but, as is customary with all Pagan Pride Days held everywhere, the organizers are asking that those attending this event bring non-perishable food or personal care items as a donation to be given to help support a local charity.

The Pagan Pride Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of prejudice and religious discrimination through education, activism, charity, and community.

Annual Pagan Pride celebrations are held in many countries around the world from August through October.

More than 100 Pagan Pride Days will be held in various locations in the United States, Canada, Latin America and abroad this year.

The food /personal care item drive gives participants a way to share with those who are less fortunate while making a positive statement about Paganism.

For decades Pagans have been wrongly accused of practicing devil-worship and performing "black magic."

In reality most Pagans enjoy a religion emphasizing respect for nature, humanity, and oneself. Modern Paganism, or Neo-Paganism, is a growing religious movement based on combinations of ancient polytheism, modern eco-spirituality, and reverence for the Divine as both masculine and feminine.

Donations collected will be given to the House of Peace, a women's domestic abuse shelter which serves parts of Adams, Brown, Clermont and other Southwestern Ohio counties.

This event is sponsored by Circle of Mother Earth, a Pagan church registered by, and incorporated in the State of Ohio. Serpent Mound is located on St. Rt. 73 near Peebles, Ohio in Adams County.

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