It’s that time of the year again when a great bulk of Neopagans around the world—across the northern hemisphere, at least—celebrate their harvest festivals. Anglo-Celtic Wiccans have at least three and the Neo-Hellenes have one or two depending on their chosen polis.
But despite being a Hellene and a Hibernophile, I will have none of these because —
I do not live here:
However, it seems that our local Wiccans and Wiccan-ish Neopagans couldn’t care any less about the nature around them. Happy harvest? Happy autumnal equinox? Dress your altar with autumn foliage? Who are you kidding?
Now, I know it isn’t my business, but I think it’s rather absurd to “celebrate” a harvest festival when there isn’t an actual harvest going on, especially if you claim to follow a “nature religion”. It doesn’t seem to serve the harvest gods very well to celebrate a harvest festival that isn’t happening.
That said, I want my pumpkin spice latte.