Monday, July 14, 2014

CoG members perform ritual at Michigan Pagan Fest

Written by Oberon Osiris, MRLC

Circle of Wondrous Stories member, Merlin RavenSong, along with HP/S Oberon and Banshee performed the pantheistic based “Reconnecting with the God and the Goddess” ritual at the Michigan Pagan Fest on Sunday, June 15. As it was an early ritual, the gathering was small. After the ritual, there was a round-table discussion on how each of us sees the Gods, which engaged every participant. Although the spotlight was on Pantheism, the ritual used an ancient invocation of Isis and there were a number of Egyptian designs on the altar.


Oberon and Banshee were also invited to attend a panel discussion, “As Within, So Without: Serving the Greater Community, Hard and Soft Polytheism in Modern Paganism” hosted by the members of Crossroads Tabernacle Church, a chapter of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church. Among the other panelists was former CoG member, Figment and also Lady Belladonna Laveau the Archpriestess of the Aquarian Tabernacle. Many topics relating to service were discussed and across the spectrum most participants held service to the community as an important part of their relationship to Wicca, Paganism and other spiritualities.

The fest, now in its 5th year, year, has featured a variety of known and locally known ritualists, teachers, presenters and other performers. One headliner was supposed to be Donald Michael Kraig, who sadly passed away earlier this year. His widow, Holly, was there and was well received for her own workshops and what she had to say about her husband.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Covenant of the Goddess Mission Survey 2014

A Message from The Covenant of the Goddess
Mission Revision Survey Committee


Dear Community Members,

Here is a link to our national survey addressing our current Covenant of the Goddess Mission


The Covenant of the Goddess (CoG) was founded in 1975. Almost 40 years later, we would like to revisit our mission. To that end, we are surveying our membership and the Pagan/Wiccan community at large to determine whether these goals have been achieved, or should remain and/or whether others should be added.

The survey is completely anonymous and should only take a few moments of your time.  Your input is really needed!  We will provide a report of the outcome (summary) data at the next CoG annual meeting in August 2014. Deadline for submission of this survey is July 20th!

Please share the link to this survey with others in the Pagan/Wiccan community at large. We need feedback from all of you!


To begin the survey, click here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CoG_Mission_Survey_2014

Thank you so much!The Covenant of the Goddess Mission Revision Survey Committee cogsurvey2014@gmail.com 

For more about CoG, please visit our website at: http://www.cog.org/

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hills and Rivers Local Council Responds to Pennsylvania Lifting Ban on Same Sex Marriage




For Immediate Release



Hills and Rivers Local Council is rejoicing over Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage being lifted! We sing songs of celebration and happiness alongside our LGBTQ kin for this victory! Acts of love are some of the most sacred rituals and what an exciting time it is to be witness to barriers being cast into the "ash heap" of history. May the Gods bless the many unions that will follow this historic decision, and may They also bless the paths of those who have worked tirelessly and courageously to bring equality to our country.


Hills and Rivers Local Council of Covenant of the Goddess servers the Wiccan communities in PA, WV and Western NY.  For more information contact coghillsandrivers@gmail.com.