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The closing ceremony of the 2012 Paralympics was the opening many modern pagans were hoping for. The lyrical phrases calling on the spirits of autumn, winter, spring and summer, and the declaration that “The circle is unbroken, the ancestors awoken,”were part of a Druid ritual written in 1997.  

Whether viewers realized it or not, they were encountering modern paganism. 

“We have something to say to the wider world,” says Jason Pitzl-Waters,  39,  “if we are invited to the table to have a conversation." 

(via Oregon pagan celebrates Paralympic moment, prepares for Pagan Pride Day |



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