Lubbock pagans celebrate Autumnal Equinox at local park – La Vida: “It is time for pagans to reclaim what we are and who we are,’ said Cindy Wilson, a pagan priestess from Roswell, N.M., who spoke about being a responsible pagan at Saturday’s event. ‘It’s time for us to stand up and be proud.’
She spoke for nearly an hour under an oak tree to a gathering of about 20 people, including a woman who said she traveled an hour to attend Saturday’s event in Lubbock, about the importance of embracing paganism and not being afraid to openly celebrate her beliefs.
Aaron Brocklehurst, a coordinator of the event and a staff member at Texas Tech, said the local celebration is an opportunity for Lubbock’s pagans to come together and collectively rejoice in their beliefs, which vary greatly under the umbrella term of ‘pagan.'”