APA Newsletter September 2000
This last month has been very busy for the APA. We have been planning the "We Still Work Magic" rally at A. C. Reynolds in response to the Christian "We Still Pray" event that was held there last month. Our point being; "You can have no religion in the schools, or you can have all religions in the schools, but you can not have just the Christian religion in the schools."
We requested permission to hold this rally at the school, expecting it to be refused, and intending to fight 'city hall' over our freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom to assemble rights. However, we were approved, though burdened with fees and paper work. The rally has taken on a life of its own. And many people all over the Earth have sent their support. The event is now being co-sponsored by WARD (Witches Against Religious Discrimination,) AREN (Alternative Religions Educational Network,) and Witch Vox. We Still Work Magic has also been named the "Pagan Pride Project" for the region. The rally will be held on Sept. 20th, from 7 till 9 PM at A. C. Reynolds High Stadium.
We are also still planning our Samhian Fest 2000- A Halloween Witches Brouhaha for Oct 31st 7 till 10 PM at Asheville memorial Stadium, behind McCormick Field. At both these events and throughout the Autumn the APA will be collecting canned food to donate to MANNA food bank.
From our Book of Shadows
Charms by Joy Harwood.
Warding Off Negative Energy
Sept. 14th Egyptian Feast of Lights
Sept. 19th Egyptian fasting day in honor of the God Thoth
Sept. 22nd Autumnal Equinox. One of the two annual sacred days of divine balance and equality
Sept. 29th Day of (Norse) Heimdall and (Celtic) Gwynn ap Nudd. Both are Gods of the Warriors of the underworld.
Quotes to Meditate Upon
talk about them". Old Tassel, Chief of the Tsalagi (Cherokee)
"The Government of the United States is in no way based on the Christian religion" George Washington, (from the treaty of Tripoli)
"They live as if they were Gods, their hearts free from all sorrow… When they died, it was as if they fell asleep… The fruitful grainland yielded its harvest to them of its own accord…" Hesiod (Greek Poet 8th century BCE)