Welcome to our third issue of Starlight
We've got the first printing of our new environmental
column "The Green Life" featuring an article by the
column's editor, Dragonraven.
*Special note to our readers: We are featuring an
article as part II of our Witchcraft/Paganism Today
series in this issue. It's titled: Teens in a Pagan Society
and is written by an exceptional young Pagan, Silver Willow.
We want to make it clear that the author does not condone young people to
stay in the closet with their families. We need to clarify that even though
there is help for closet-ridden teens in the article, it's written to
be humorous as well and not as a way of hiding from your parents.
Please keep that in mind when reading the article.
As always your comments are welcome.
Moon SpiritWolf, Senior Editor
Goddess 2000 Project and the Prelude to the Millenium
Event. The Society's involvement in the latter two are mainly to
get young Pagans more involved with these community activities. The
discussion circles are set up to allow young Pagans an outlet for their
thoughts and opinions on a variety of subjects including: God, Goddess,
Celtic Studies and Spellcrafting.
Starlight Voices is joining The Rainwater SocietyThe Rainwater Society is a newly formed organization that is
devoted to increasing Pagan youth awareness. The Society's current activities include discussion circles online and lending a hand
to both the
Starlight Voices will carry news from the organization concerning their
activities and issues the Rainwater Society is concerned with. We will
operate the same only with a close partnership with the Rainwater Society
so we can better serve the young Pagan community. We are currently
working out the details of our full involvement with the Society and
will post announcements to our website.For more information on this organization please visit the site at:
F E A T U R E S
Witchcraft/Paganism Today Part II pg 2
Our Growing Numbers pg 2
Pagan Youth Resources pg 3
D E P A R T M E N T S / C O L U M N S
Question and Answer 3
Starlight Review 3
Youth Speaks 4
In the Starlight 4
The Green Life 5
Creative Writing 6
Magickal Notes 6
Pagan Pals 6
C e l e b r a t i o n s !
July - August
People in the Northern Hemisphere are
enjoying the summer months. Pagans are now celebrating
Lammas, the first of the harvest festivals. This is
seen as both a time of happiness and of sorrow. The
season of light is coming to a close, making way for
the dark season. We celebrate the bountiful harvest
by baking corn bread and making corn dollies.
Pagans in the Southern Hemisphere are now
celebrating Imbolc. This marks the beginning of
spring. Themes surrounding this sabbat include:
light, fertility, new beginnings, and creativity.
By some, the goddess Brighid is honored at this
Days of Remembrance
July 23 Neptunalia (Roman)
July 31 Day of Loki and Sigyn
Aug. 1 Lammas, Festival of the Dryads
Aug. 7 Breaking of the Nile (Egyptian)
Aug. 13 Hecate's Day (Greek)
Aug. 15 Festival for Chang-O (Chinese)
Aug. 20 Day of Inanna
Aug. 29 Hathor's Birthday (Egyptian)