The last pagan emperor of Rome, known as “Julian the Apostate” or “Julian the Philosopher”, died on June 26 in 363 CE. His death is commemorated by some contemporary Pagans. The founder of British Neo-Pagan witchcraft Gerald Gardner was born also in June (13th) in 1884, the same month (June 22) that the Fraudulent Mediums Act was passed in the UK in 1951, repealing the Witchcraft Act of 1735 and making it possible for Gerald Gardiner to go public with his witch cult. In honor of Emperor Julian and Gardner, our themes for the month of June will be ancient Paganism and the Neo-Pagan revival. You can write about one or the other, or both. Send your submissions to humanisticpaganism [at] gmail [dot] com.
Looking forward, our themes for July will be individualism, religious tradition, and gender issues.