Green Egg Omelette: An Anthology of Art and Articles From the Legendary Pagan Journal

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As acknowledged in every history of modern Paganism, the articles, poetry, art, and letters published in Green Egg over the past four decades informed, inspired, and shaped the emerging Pagan community into the fastest-growing religious movement in the English-speaking world. This richly illustrated anthology of favorite writings and artwork from those legendary issues opens a window into the birth, infancy, and adolescence of a transformative ...

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Overview

As acknowledged in every history of modern Paganism, the articles, poetry, art, and letters published in Green Egg over the past four decades informed, inspired, and shaped the emerging Pagan community into the fastest-growing religious movement in the English-speaking world. This richly illustrated anthology of favorite writings and artwork from those legendary issues opens a window into the birth, infancy, and adolescence of a transformative cultural revolution that is now, in the 21st century, entering its maturity.

Selections from 40 years of Green Egg include articles from numerous contributors, including Antero Ali, Isaac Bonewits, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Darryl Cherny, Phyllis Curott, LaSara Firefox, Ed Fitch, Jesse Wolf Hardin, Anodea Judith, Ralph Metzner, Diana Paxson, Starhawk, and Robert Anton Wilson.

Experience the magick, the mystery, the humor and the history as it first appeared-in the pages of the Green Egg.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601630469
  • Publisher: Career Pr Inc
  • Publication date: 12/28/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 850,366
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Oberon Zell-Ravenheart is the author of Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, Companion for the Apprentice Wizard, and A Wizard's Bestiary. A respected leader and Elder in the worldwide magickal community and an initiate in several different Traditions, he has created and participated in many Pagan and interfaith groups and projects, playing a major role in reclaiming the spiritual heritage of pre-Christian Europe. As publisher of the award-winning magazine Green Egg, Oberon was the first to adopt the words "Pagan" and "Neo-Pagan" to describe the newly emerging Nature religions of the 1960s. Since 1968, Green Egg has served as a primary catalyst and journal for the entire Pagan community. Oberon resides in Sonoma County, California, with Morning Glory, his beloved wife of 35 years.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Christopher Penczak iv

Acknowledgments v

Introduction Chas S. Clifton ix

"Green Egg: The 40-Year-Old Hippie" Oberon Zell-Ravenheart xi

"Keeping the Flame Alive" Tom Williams xviii

"Domineditrix" Diane Darling xix

"The 5th Element" Maerian Morris xxi

"Bringing Us All Together" Ariel Monserrat xxii

1 Rew Pagans

Introduction Chas S. Clifton 24

"The Neo-Pagan Alternative" Erinna Northwind 25

"The Rising Tide of Pagan Tradition" W. Holman Keith 27

"A Modern Esotericist" Bill Beattie 28

"Biotheology: The Neo-Pagan Mission" Tim Zell (Oberon) 29

"Sabbat Songs" Samm Dickens 31

"Common Themes of Neo-Pagan Religious Orientation" Council of Themis 32

"Pagan Musings" Tony Kelly 34

"We Are the Freemen" Regis of Amithaine (Paul Edwin Zimmer) 37

"Hymn of the Moon-Child to Diana" Samm Dickens 37

"An Aquarian Manifesto" P.E.I. Bonewits 38

"Why I Am a Pagan" Vicki Rhodes (PTE Luta Winyan) 39

"Older? Yes. Wiser? We Hope. But Still Hopeful" Tom Williams 40

"We Won't Wait Any Longer" Gwydion Pendderwen 43

"The Pagan Lindsay" Caroline Tully 44

2 Rew Witches, Greeks, & Druids

Introduction Chas S. Clifton 47

"Which Witch Is Which?" Raymond Buckland 48

"Wiccan-Pagan Potpourri" Lady Gwen Thompson 49

"Gerald Brosseau Gardner" "Robert" (Fred Lamond) 53

"Sabbats of That Old Time Religion" Roz Tognoli 56

"Hellenic Neo-Paganism" Apollonius Sophistes (Bruce MacLennan) 57

"Hymn to Their Triple Will" Maerian Morris 61

"The Future of Neopagan Druidism" Isaac Bonewits 62

"Sometimes I Wonder" Gwydion Pendderwen 64

3 Old Pagans

Introduction Chas S. Clifton 65

"The Changing of the God" Tom Williams 66

"Circles" Gwendolyn L. Zak 69

"TheCornish Faerie Faith" Tom Kneitel ("Phoenix") 70

"The Gods of the West" P.E.I. Bonewits 72

"The Indo-European Heritage of Lithuanian Paganism" Michael York 73

"Ostara at Anubis Caves" Chas S. Clifton 75

"Welcome" Diana L. Paxson 79

"The Dark Queens of Northern Europe" Mike Howard 80

"The Way of Man and the Ways of Pan" Doug Plexico 82

"Voodoo is Nigger Spelled Backwards" Judy C. Murray 83

"History of the Druids" Daniel Hansen 86

4 The Gods of Nature; The Nature of Gods

Introduction Chas S. Clifton 89

"TheaGenesis: The Birth of the Goddess" Tim Zell (Oberon) 90

"Evocation of the Goddess" Oothoon 95

"Queen of All the Magics" Michael Hurley 96

"The Divine Maiden" Frederick MacLauren Adams 99

"I Am the Lady of the Dance" Svetlana Butyrin Frederick Adams 101

"The Lord of Light" Morning Glory Zell 102

"Libations at the Labrys" Tony Spurlock (Brian Dragon) 105

"The Kore: A Vision of Goddess as Woman to Be" Penelope Novack 106

"Gods and Goddesses: Are They Real?" "Robert" (Fred Lamond) 107

"Harvest" (cartoon) Gene Day 109

"The Horned God: Why the Wildman Is Not Enough" John Rowan 111

"To/Ward Neo-Pagan Theology" Grant Potts 114

"God the Creator" Matt Clark 116

5 Nature, Evolution, & Ecospirituality

Introduction Chas S. Clifton 117

"...And the Trees Shall Triumph" Tom Williams 118

"Neo-Paganism: An Alternative Reality" Lance Christie 120

"Wilhelm Reich & Neo-Paganism" Geneva Steinberg 122

"Evohe" Morning G'Zell 122

"Declaration of the Four Sacred Things" Starhawk 123

"The Primal Energy and a Possible Reality Construct" Penny Novack 124

"A Mother's Love" Gwydion Pendderwen 126

"Our Identity as Children of the Earth" Anasa Woodsorrel 127

"Paganized Hymns" Ed Fitch 128

"Grok" Rev. Dr. M.S. Medley 129

"The Gaean Conspiracy" Anodea Judith 130

"Gaian Ministry: Reclaiming Earth and Spirit" Jesse Wolf Hardin 134

6 Ritual, Celebration, & Worship

Introduction Chas S. Clifton 139

"The Dance of Life" Carolyn Clark 140

"Be Pagan Once Again" P.E.I. Bonewits 141

"How Athena Came to Nashville" Shawn Eyer David Fideler 142

"Cycles and Seasons on the Canvas of Life" Alene Wildgrube 145

"Children, Pull Out Your Chickens!" Roland Nethaway 146

"Altars & Ecology" Francesca DeGrandis 147

"Sidhe" Morning Glory Zell 148

"The Bullwinkian Tradition" S.T. Crowe 149

"The Candles Are Blowin' Out Again" Bill Beattie 150

"Ritual: Ancient and Modern" Ramfis S. Firethorn (Jon DeCles) 151

"Lord Moonwhistle's Guide to Perfectly Wretched Ritual" Lord Moonwhistle 155

"The Magic of the Mask" Lauren Raine 158

"Hymn to Gaia" Tom Williams 160

7 Magick, Arts, & Crafts

Introduction Chas S. Clifton 161

"What and Why of Magick" Frater Khedmel 162

"Pagan Cowboy Joe: Random Chants" Jana Hollingsworth 164

"The Household Altar" Marion Zimmer Bradley 165

"Lady Day" Cara Whiteowl 168

"The Origins of Magick" Robert Anton Wilson 169

"Wild Harvest" Singing Flower/Roberta Lanphere (Melian) 172

"Jack in the Heap" Melissa L. Pinol 174

"Halloween and Old Jack" Lady Gwen Thompson 175

"Matters of Life and Death" Gale Perrigo 176

"Nature Spirit Magic" Larry Cornett 177

8 Pagan Culture: Family & Tribe

Introduction Chas S. Clifton 182

"The CAW and Tribalism" Lewis Shieber 183

"We Won't Shave Any Longer" Jeff Kalmar Isaac Bonewits 185

"Circle of Life: Pagan Families" Elizabeth Barrette 186

"Water Brothers" Miki Levenhagen 191

"Memories of the Goddess" Fredda Kullman 191

"Oath of Eldership" Pete Pathfinder Davis 192

"The Role of Elders in the Pagan Community" M. Macha NightMare 193

"A Call to the Ancestors" Fathom Hummingbear 195

"PNG: Pagans Next Generation" Aurelea K. River 197

"We Are One Family" Isaac Bonewits 200

"Song of the Suburban Shaman" Seamus O'Blivious 202

9 Power & Politics: Changing the World

Introduction Chas S. Clifton 203

"Oil" Tom Williams 204

"The Oilman's Burden" Tom Williams 205

"Niggers of the New Age" Otter G'Zell 206

"The Curse of Greyface" Principia Discordia 207

"Gaian 12 Steps" Anodea Judith 208

"Goddess of Freedom: Lady Liberty Statue Consecration" Isaac Bonewits 209

"Invocation to the Earth" Julie Carter 210

"Liberating Wisdom" Joy Williams 211

"The Word for 'Woman' Was 'Goddess'" Elizabeth Barrette 212

"Fixing Your History in Nine Easy Steps" Jenny Gibbons 213

"Goddess Lives!" Mark Will 214

"Reclaiming the Center: The Politics of Gaean Religion" Richard W. Ely 216

"Pagans & Their Religious Rights: Past Victories & Future Challenges" Phyllis Curott 220

10 Gender & Sexuality

Introduction Chas S. Clifton 224

"Erotheology: Sexual Communion as Worship" Julie Carter Tim Zell 225

"Hymn to Venus" Tom Williams 227

"A Bouquet of Lovers" Morning Glory Zell 228

"A View from the Bridge: Gay/Lesbian & Pagan Emergence" Ivo Dominguez 232

"Agents of Aphrodite: In Her Majesty's Sacred Service" Diane Darling 236

"In Defense of Polarity" Deborah Lipp 241

"The Return of Pan: An Ecology of Male Sexuality" Jesse Wolf Hardin 243

11 Future Visions

Introduction Chas S. Clifton 246

"How Science Fiction/Fantasy Affects Its Readers" Vann Baker 247

"Genesis-As It Was in the End" Bob Bader 248

"The Trip to Heaven" Timothy Leary Robert Anton Wilson 249

"Science Fiction as Mythos" Daniel Blair Stewart 251

"Rites for Future Myths: Ritual Technology for Self-Initiation" Antero Alli 253

"Let They Who Have Ears to Hear, Listen!" John Beggs 255

"Speculative Theurgy" Ramfis S. Firethorn Jon DeCles 256

"The Rocket Scientist & the Guru: Stargate 1946" T. Allen Greenfield 263

"A Greeting to Old Friends-The Kali Yuga Song" Diane Darling 267

12 Pagan Fiction

Introduction Chas S. Clifton 268

"A Midsummer's Eve" Don Wildgrube 269

"Can't Hardly Keep From Cryin'" Gareth Bloodwine 271

"Have You Seen the Goddess Naked?" Eric C. Hartlep 276

"New Dawn" Ed Fitch 278

"A Feminist Creation Myth" Marion Zimmer Bradley 282

"In Despair of My Calling" Stephen B. Pearl 283

Resources

Pagan Publications 285

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