Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Covenant of the Goddess Says Goodbye to Margot Adler


With a heavy heart, the Covenant of the Goddess says goodbye to long-time member Margot Adler. An NPR journalist, Priestess, friend and mother, Margot was many things to many people. In the Pagan community, she is most known for her landmark book Drawing Down the Moon, which has opened the doors to Wicca for so many seekers over the last 35 years. However, her work did not stop with the publication of that book. Margot was a respected presence and voice at many yearly festivals and events, sharing her wisdom and experience. 

Margot joined CoG in 1985 as the organization expanded from its California roots to the East Coast. For the following nineteen years, she remained a loyal and valued member, attending local and national events whenever possible. Priestess Lady Elestial remembers Margot at Merry Meet 2007 and says, "She was a lovely visitor - intense, intent and a just a nice woman."

During her battle with cancer, Margot remained strong and dedicated to her work. This past February, she was present at the NCLC national meeting at PantheaCon, once again, showing her continued support for CoG. 

2013 CoG Suite at PantheaCon [Photo taken by Greg Harder]
Margot was a beacon of light for those who knew her personally, as well as those that found their spiritual paths through her writing.  She will be remembered and what is remembered, lives free.  In a celebration of life, we invite members and non-members alike to share memories or stories of how Margot and her work touched their lives in the comments

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/