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Happiness Week!

To get involved with the Pagan Federation Disabilities Team – which runs many online events – visit

PaganFaire 2018 Portland, Oregon


Saturday, March 24th, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Historic Dance Pavilion
Oaks Park 7505 SE Oaks Park Way Portland, Oregon 97202
*(The Faire is from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
SisterSpirit Spring Ritual for Everyone at 5:00 pm in the Gazebo.

Facebook page for the event –

Protect Sherwood Forest

People of Edwinstowe: Sherwood Forest needs you!
Tues 27 February — Sat 3 March 2018

Fracking firm INEOS wants to hunt for shale gas in Sherwood Forest – and its fracking plans threaten a swathe of central England. But INEOS’ invasion has awoken a sleeping legend – the legend of Robin Hood. Now he and his merry band of outlaws are riding out from Sherwood Forest to do battle with the fracking industry. Join Robin this Spring to say: no fracking in my ‘hood!

Friends of the Earth and local community group Frack Free Sherwood & Edwinstowe are organising a series of free lantern making workshops, fun family-friendly street theatre performances and a grand dress-up lantern parade.

Search ‘Robin Hood vs Fracking in Sherwood & Edwinstowe’ for more details.
Contact and

Free Lantern
Making Workshops:
Street Theatre:
Street Theatre, Facepainting,
Music and Games
Lantern Parade:
All ages, under 10s must be accompanied, materials provided. Limited spaces. Booking recommended on search for ‘Robin Hood Vs Fracking in Edwinstowe’. Private groups sessions available.

In partnership with:
Frack Free Sherwood
and Edwinstowe

Tues 27 February
Outside The Cave
10:00 18:00 19:00 20:00
South Forest Leisure Centre
18:00 19:00 20:00

Sat 3 March
Edwinstowe High Street
various times.

Sat 3 March
Edwinstowe High Street to the Major Oak. Optional Dress-up: Robin Hood costume, accessories or forest green.
Departs 18:00

Weds 28 February
Outside The Cave
10:00 18:00 19:00 20:00
South Forest Leisure Centre
18:00 19:00 20:00

Thurs 1 March
Outside The Cave
10:00 18:00 19:00 20:00
South Forest Leisure Centre
18:00 19:00 20:00

Fri 2 March
Outside The Cave
10:00 18:00 19:00 20:00
South Forest Leisure Centre
18:00 19:00 20:00

Sat 3 March
Outside The Cave
10:00 11:00

Sign the petition here – 

Calling Pagans of England and Wales

Pagans of England and Wales, the Pagan Federation is looking for nominations for Pagans who are making a difference in their communities.

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for the work they do? event organisers, moot leaders, celebrants of local rituals, teachers, healers – who do you feel should have their work celebrated?


This maybe a little different for this blog but I felt it important to share this here.

If you have a Facebook account then no doubt, you’ve seen a Friend’s Page littered with Posts they’ve shared to win something. Maybe its jewelry, clothes, a truck or a Modular/Mobile home. The post will sport tempting photos of the item. The caption will be easy to read and simple.

In order to enter to win, “Like” our Page, “Share” on your Timeline and then, “COMMENT” something like, “Done” or whatever.

These Pages will rake in thousands of “LIKES”, all because deep down, we all want to WIN something. Sometimes, we desperately NEED it.

Such is the case with a family member of mine who has worked her entire life two and sometimes three jobs. Her house is falling down around her, though. Filled with Mold. When she should be retiring and spending time kicked back with Grandkids, she is putting in more hours, going to work at 3 am and then off to clean houses once her fulltime job—plus overtime, is done. Why? She is trying to earn enough money (because she doesn’t want to take out a Loan) to hire someone to rip out her ceilings and roof, fix it and then redo the walls and floors of her house where the roof and mold has literally ruined everything. Now, my family member has never been one to believe in Fairytales. Obviously, a woman like that who has worked two to three jobs knows nothing in life comes free, but at night, when she is trying to wind down, cruising FB for pics of her Grandkids, and she stumbles upon one of these Mobile Home Contests, well, she can’t help but LIKE, SHARE and COMMENT—because wouldn’t that just make her life a little bit easier? And in knowing that, I have even played along, daydreaming, “What if I won this thing for her? Wouldn’t that just blow her mind?”

But does anyone win?

No one ever brags about the winners. Wouldn’t these so-called Companies do a Follow Up with pictures of Prizes being delivered or homes being put in? Interviews or Video Clips of the Winners getting their Prize? While even that can be staged, where are the trails and bragging rights done by the Companies who supposedly donate these items? If I was Casey’s Mobile Homes and I just gave some other Company a Mobile Home to launch off as a Prize, wouldn’t I want the recognition or advertising in order to send more business my way? So people can say, “Hey, Casey is a cool cat for giving away that prize!”

Nothing. You can track nothing.

This morning at 6 am, I signed onto Facebook to check my Newsfeed when low and behold, there was ANOTHER contest being shared by a Friend. Another Mobile home, or well, Modular.

Viral News

I commented. I asked, where are the previous Winners? Why no Follow up? Is this a SCAM? Maybe I should contact CNN, 60 Minutes or some other Media site to see if they will investigate these kinds of posts on Facebook.

My Comment was deleted. Not by me. By them. I should have known they were paying attention when every comment posted before mine, immediately after said:


I have requested Viral News’s address and phone number. And I did send out messages to Dr. Phil, 60 Minutes and other News Outlets asking if they would investigate a growing trend on Facebook. Will they? Who knows, but I am posting about it here and hopefully, others will to.

Looking under the Page’s REVIEWS, I find things like this:

(I protected the picture and names of people but have original in my Files.)


If you have a blog or online platform, please, share my post or create one of your own. Let’s start shutting these crooked places down.

Oh, and it seems I am prevented from Commenting further on their post or page. Priceless.

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We are always looking for Columnists, Full-Time Contributors and the occasional, but very much appreciated, whenever- they- feel- inspired-Writers.

We do not pay for Articles. However, we do promote and bring attention to the Author or Artist and their work.


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Please do not do this:

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We are not doing Reviews at this time.

IF your book has a non-fiction Pagan Theme and you want to chance it, then send us the information, but for now, unless something spectacular catches our eye, we are not staffed for Fiction Reviews.

If you are interested in doing Reviews for The Pagan and the Pen, then please, by all means, email us!!!!

Have you read a book or seen a movie and want to give a review?

Please send it to ThePaganPen (at) gmail (dot) com

In the Subject line, please write: Submitting A Written Review

Give us one link to a website, Facebook page, or whatever.


Book Promotion


Once a month, we will promote Pagan books (fiction and non-fiction), film, documentaries, Art and Artists. If this is something you are interested in, please follow the guidelines below.

Books: Submit a 200 x 300 cover, blurb, excerpt (Give us a tidbit thats original. By original, we mean, something that hasn’t been blasted a million times across the net, and don’t forget your website link! EMAIL



Art & Artists, Documentaries, etc.

Submit a small example of your work and a link to your art or to the artist. Give us a bio and a small picture of yourself. Send to: EMAIL




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Have you missed us? We have sure missed you. And I can’t tell you how glad I am to have The Pagan and the Pen back on the map!

I am more pleased to announce that we have some awesome things on the horizon. It’s almost like the vision we had years ago is in full bloom! Scratch that. It IS like that. We are in full bloom!

While I am still signing Authors up and working out the details of Columns, I’d like to give you a short sneak peak of what we have so far.

Of course we will be posting the Ancient Calendar, daily, but we will also include Modern Day Pagan Holidays as well.  We have added Magical Moon Phases and All Things Paranormal.

I have new articles coming up interviewing people and their experiences with the Astral/ Shadow Spider/People Phenomenon.

We have new interviews being set up as we speak with Pagan Artists, Musicians and Authors. Once a month or so, our very own Nimue Brown will be giving you the latest on Pagan Authors and Books. She will also be taking us on a journey to meet all these Artists we have coming and fabulous Musicians. I can’t even begin to list the things Nimue has in store for us.

But also, real quick, I’d like to thank her husband, Artist Tom Brown, for constantly feeding our blog with his very talented Art. Without him, our Graphics would be so very lacking.

New Columns on the horizon. We have Modern Minoan Paganism and Circe’s Circle, just to name a few. Please click on those to find out their descriptions. You will NOT be disappointed.

We have with us, D. Ryan, who will head up Circe’s Circle, who happens  to have first hand knowledge in the field of Education and LGBT issues.

Laura Perry will not only educate us concerning Modern Minoan Paganism, but she is an Artist who has published her own set of Tarot as well.

We have a new Facebook Page, GIVE US A LIKE HERE, please, and we have a NEW TWITTER ACCOUNT. We also have a Forum in the works, which will be coming later, but soon.

We have Debi Gregory,  who will also be bringing us a Column. Debi heads up Pagans with Disabilities .which is affiliated with the Pagan Federation. They have an online Midsummer Festival event coming up so PLEASE check that out!

We have Folklore (Mountain Lore) and Remedies coming, Historical information, Metaphysics, Herbs and Gardening, Bath & Body, Kitchen Witchery, Recipes, and  SO MUCH MORE!!!!

There is so much on the horizon, I couldn’t possibly list it all here. So please, find us on Facebook, Twitter, follow or join the blog… whatever you need to do to stay posted and as always….ENJOY!