NW PAGAN PARENTS ORGANIZE
Seattle -- A group known as the Pagan Parents Association has
formed here in the northwest to network and share experiences and
resources among Pagan parents. Their Statement of Purpose says it
1. Socialization for Pagan children. It is hard to be the only
Pagan kid on the block.
2. Support for Pagan parents trying to raise their children in a
3. Support for parents engaged in witchcraft--related custody
4. Pagan religious education. Teaching the basic Pagan beliefs
that are common to most Pagan traditions. Excluding no tradition
as wrong. Touting no one as the one--true--right--and--only--
5. Holding monthly potluck meetings for socialization,
development of strong community ties, discussion of group
business, learning activities.
6. Publication of a monthly newsletter. Topics include games to
play with your children, book reviews of good Pagan oriented
fiction, updates on court fights and custody battles, information
on the eight major Grove Festivals and the phases of the moon,
activities to do at these times, short stories, myths, poetry,
rituals for children and their families.
7. Organization of workshops, games, lectures. Our community has
a rich cultural background. Lets take advantage of it and pass
our knowledge and traditions on to our children. Let's start
some new traditions; remember, a tradition is anything you do
more than once.
8. Answer letters from Pagans who are isolated from the Pagan
community by distance. Give support to their efforts.
9. Have fun.
Their first newsletter effort is a sixteen page 6 x 8 inch
booklet brimming with news, traditions to share at Yule, poetry,
and even a connect--the--dots picture for the wee folk in your
house to do with their pencils. I especially liked the Trivia
section (Hecate was sometimes known as Trivia by the Romans) as
those sorts of questions and answers are a great teaching tool.
There was also a very interesting Samhain ritual to be done with
your children. This newsletter promises to be a handy thing for
Pagan parents, both in the northwest and elsewhere.
For those of you who'd like more info or would like to attend
their next meeting, write PPA, PO Box 2643, Seattle, WA. 98111,
or call Eric at (206) 548--0663.