Pagan pride day

inagural event
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Las Cruces, New Mexico

 

Pagan Pride Day Draws Crowd for Inaugural Celebration
Estimated 300 attend festival of religious diversity

Photos by Ginette Novello, Entertainment Coordinator

Veteran's Park in Las Cruces.

Colorful booths displaying their wares were plentiful!

 



Toni Harper of Natives and Nomads performs a sword dance
accompanied by the drumming of two troupe members.




An Altar Sampler

of various traditions

 


Main Altar for Opening and Closing Ceremonies

 

 

 

Kemetic Orthodox Altar (traditional Egyptian)
with emphasis on ancestor veneration

 

Celtic Wicca Altar

 



The Shamanic Path

 


 

 

 

 


 


 

Italian Strega Altar

 



The following photos are from the "Return to the Goddess" show in which dancers enact a Goddess meaningful to them in dance, under the direction of Sa'rah, Spirit of the Nile. Sarah also presented her Return to the Goddess show at PPD 2009 and will be performing at the 2010 event.




Patricia as Maia, Greek Goddess of Spring.




Tawnya emerged from the seafoam (green veils) as Venus.




Emma as the Hindu Goddess Kali-Ma with Her garland of skulls
(shown here in the public/group dance at the end of the show).
Her performance was a fantastic fusion of Rave and bellydance styles!




Azadeh as Isis

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