I was privileged to co-present 2 programs at the 2009 Parliament of World’s Religions – one was “Australian Pagans Speak – a Community Forum”, and the other was “The New Archaic: Neuroscience, Spiritual Practice and Healing”. Here is an interview published today on the Return to Mago blog.
There are just 3 more days for submitting a proposal to present a program at this year’s Parliament in Salt Lake City in October … links are in the article below.
The remarkable 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions held in Melbourne was the first where Paganism was recognised officially as a world religion, thanks largely to efforts over years by Angie Buchanan and others of Earth Traditions: there was a strong and diverse Pagan and Indigenous presence.
I was honoured to be part of presenting two programs at this Parliament. When I submitted my proposal, I had been ambivalent about whether to identify my religion as as “Goddess” or “Pagan” and opted for Pagan: I think it was good that I did so at the time, and was so pleased with the beautiful people, including Indigenous traditions, from around the globe that I gathered with.
The programs that I was part of were:
Below is an interview by Noel Debien from the Australian Broadcasting Commission…
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