EMLC Elects New Board

At our annual meeting this past weekend, Everglades Moon LC members elected our new board.  This board will take over at Samhain. We thank you all for volunteering for these positions! May Coventina guide you in working to make our Local Council even better in the coming year. Giant thanks to those EMLC members who were part of this past year’s board. Thank you for your continued service to the Covenant! Please help us welcome some fresh faces and some Read More

Update on Kyrja Withers – She Did It!

For those of you who do not know who Kyrja Withers is, she is a Pagan Author who has been the subject of multiple attacks against her home.  We have previously discussed the situation and how you can help. She recently started an IndieGoGo campaign to raise the funds to install a security system at her home – in part to dissuade future attacks, but in case they occur, to document them.  We are so happy to report that she Read More

Update on Kyrja Withers – What You Can Do

As you might remember from our posting last week, there’s been a series of attacks on the home of Kyrja Withers, a Pagan Author who lives in New Port Richey, FL.  We provided a few ways that you could help.  Recently, a new way to help has been added and we believe you’d like to know about it! Kyrja has started an IndieGoGo campaign to raise money to help purchase and install a security system for her home.  This will Read More

Attacks on Florida Pagan Author – Latest News and What You Can Do

As you might have read, either on The Wild Hunt, the FL PNC, or in local FL news, New Port Richey, FL resident Kyrja Withers has been the target of multiple attacks on her home. You may recognize her name as the author of the Rupert’s Tales books, a series of books which follow a rabbit named Rupert as he experiences the Wheel of the Year. The attacks include gunshots fired at her home and, most recently, bottles of fluid were Read More

Will 2013 be the Year of the Witch?

Witches and Wicca have certainly been in the news a lot during these first few months of 2013.  Will 2013 see more stories of tolerance (and, unfortunately, intolerance) of Wiccan and Pagan religions?  Only time will tell.  But if the rest of the year follows suit with the activity of 2013, this might very well be the Year of the Witch! You could say that some of this started last year.  Back in December, the current Grand Master of the Read More

MEDIA STATEMENT – Florida Freemasons and Pagans

For Immediate Release: Everglades Moon Local Council, Florida Chapter of Covenant of the Goddess, a national organization of Witches and Wiccans, is saddened and disappointed to learn that The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Florida has stated that all Pagans, and specifically Wiccans, must resign their membership. We respect the right of groups such as the Freemasons to make choices regarding their membership.  We pray that Wiccan Masons can find a way to continue their contributions towards Read More

Official Statement: EMLC On Florida Grand Master’s Edict that Pagans Cannot be Freemasons

On November 28, 2012, the Grand Master of the State of Florida, Jorge L. Aladro, issued an edict stating that Paganism, Wicca, Odinism, and Gnosticism were not compatible with Freemasonry.  This edict further stated that any Freemason “that professes to be a member of one of the groups mentioned above shall tender his resignation or suffer himself to a Trial Commission whose final outcome will be expulsion since there is no provision to allow anything contrary to the Ancient Landmarks.” Click Read More

EMLC Donation to Operation Circle Care

Operation Circle Care is a program run by Circle Sanctuary.  At Yuletide, and throughout the year, Circle Sanctuary sends care packages consisting of Pagan books, magazines, cd’s, and other spiritual resources to Wiccans and other Pagans on Active Duty in war zones. Over a series of meetings, EMLC’ers contributed items – whether new or gentle used – that would be sent to Circle Sanctuary to be sent on to our Men and Women in uniform.  Below is the result of Read More

EMLC Welcomes 2012-2013 Board

During its annual meeting today, Everglades Moon Local Council has elected it’s new board for the 2012-2013 year.  Please help us extend a warm welcome to the new board! First Officer:  Kasha Second Officer: Raven w/Ceos assistance Membership Officer:  Coyote Publications Officer:  Alpandia Public Information Officer:  Sirona Pursewarden: Lady Circe (our perpetual CIRCE-warden!) Recorder:   Aequitas Thank you to everyone who has volunteered for board positions this year! It’s exciting to have some folks continuing on and also having new Read More

EMLC 2013 Calendar

The 2013 EMLC calendar is now available!  Our Calendar features members of our own local council representing the Tarot Majors! You know you want one! Check with your favorite member of EMLC, find us at Pagan Pride Day or Grand Council if you’re CoGKin, or just use the handy Paypal button below to place an order securely for your very own!  Supplies are limited, so act now! Calendars are $15 and all proceeds go towards helping EMLC stay active in Read More