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Explore Pagan spirituality at Alton Baker Aug. 6

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Eugene Pagan Pride Day welcomes people from all walks of life to celebrate spirituality, foster community connections, and promote inclusivity.

from Eugene Pagan Pride

Eugene Pagan Pride Day, a vibrant and inclusive celebration of spirituality, diversity, and community, is set to take place on Sunday, Aug. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Alton Baker Park. This family-friendly and free annual event, organized by Eugene Pagan Pride, aims to promote understanding, reduce discrimination, and foster a sense of unity among all individuals interested in Pagan traditions.

Eugene Pagan Pride Day welcomes people from all walks of life who honor, revere, or worship Deities found in pre-Christian, classical, aboriginal, or tribal practices. The event also embraces those who practice shamanism, magical arts, Earth-based spirituality, and modern religions inspired by past pre-Christian traditions.

With a “Community Harvest” theme, this year’s celebration will focus on giving thanks and sharing blessings. The event’s highlight will be a public ritual at 3 p.m., where attendees will come together to express gratitude for the year’s abundance and share their blessings with the community. Drummers are encouraged to bring their percussion instruments to enhance the ceremonial experience.

In addition to the ritual, Eugene Pagan Pride Day will feature various activities, including workshops, vendors, live music, and interactive experiences. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with local businesses, artisans, and spiritual practitioners, as well as explore various aspects of Pagan spiritualities and beliefs.

One of the key objectives of Eugene Pagan Pride Day is to provide accurate information and dispel misconceptions surrounding Pagan religions. By showcasing the diversity of the Pagan community and sharing personal experiences, the event aims to foster tolerance, acceptance, and appreciation for these spiritual paths.

“We believe that humanity is better off when we promote free sharing, tolerance, and understanding,” says Christine Riddle, executive director of Eugene Pagan Pride.

“Eugene Pagan Pride Day offers a platform for individuals to connect, learn, and celebrate our shared values of respect for nature, humanity, and oneself.”

Eugene Pagan Pride Day is made possible through the support of sponsors and volunteers. The event is affiliated with the Pagan Pride Project, a global organization working to reduce discrimination against Pagan religions.

For more information about Eugene Pagan Pride Day, including sponsorship opportunities and event details, please visit our official Eugene Pagan Pride Day website.

Eugene Pagan Pride is a local chapter of the Pagan Pride Project, Inc., a nonprofit organization that promotes understanding and acceptance of Pagan religions. Eugene Pagan Pride Day is an annual event that brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds to celebrate spirituality, foster community connections, and promote inclusivity.

The Pagan Pride Project is a global organization committed to reducing discrimination against Pagan religions and increasing awareness and understanding of Paganism. It aims to create a more tolerant and inclusive society through educational initiatives and community events.

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