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Revisited, Recycled, and Revamped:

How Pagans Use Myths For New Stories That Matter

The Panelists

On Wednesday – August 16, 2023 – Rev. Selena Fox (Pagan Priestess), Ethan Stark (Troth Clergy), Robert Lüsch-Schreiwer (founder of Urglaawe), and Lisa Bruce (ecstatic Pagan priestess and techie) joined Rev. Brian Weis (interfaith Heathen, pop-culture blogger) for a panel discussion on the power of story in spirituality and the reverence for, and relevance of, myth within one’s spiritual tradition. This took place at the 2023 Parliament of the World's Religions. And this page has more information about the panelists and where they can be found online.

Jump down to Additional Resources.

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Rev. Selena Fox

Rev. Selena Fox is a Pagan Priestess, Nature Mystic, psychotherapist, writer, environmentalist, interfaith life passages officiant, and Senior Minister of Circle Sanctuary, a rural church in southwestern Wisconsin serving Nature Spirituality practitioners worldwide. She is founder of Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve and is director of Circle Cemetery, one of the first Green cemeteries in North America.  Rev. Fox teaches about Nature Religion, Ecopsychology, Goddess Studies, Celebrating Seasons, and Wellness through podcasting and social media, as well as through rituals and workshops online and at events across the USA and internationally.  She serves on the national Faith Advisory Council of Americans United for Separation of Church and State and is on the Board of Directors for Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice.  Rev. Fox has been a social justice and religious freedom activist for over fifty years and has spoken at past conferences of the Parliament for the World's Religions.

Twitter: @Selena_Fox  

Instagram: selenafox

Facebook: SelenaFoxUpdates

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Ethan Stark

Ethan Stark is an ordained Pagan clergy in the Ásatrú faith tradition (also known as Heathenry, Germanic Paganism). He is a member of the Troth (a worldwide inclusive Heathen organization), where he received his spiritual training and later became its clergy liaison. Additionally, he sits on the board for Heathens Against Hate, where he advocates on inclusive religious practice via education and activism; in which he assisted in leading a panel discussion on religious extremism as part of PoWR 2018 in Toronto. He was recently appointed to chair a Pagan chapter of the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy. Ethan lives in Appleton, Wisconsin; where he hopes to foster a healthy interreligious community through civic involvement and social gatherings.

Twitter: @HeathenStark  

Instagram: HallowedRenewal


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Robert Lüsch-Schreiwer

Robert Lüsch-Schreiwer is a founder of Urglaawe, a Ziewer (godsman/priest) in Distelfink Sippschaft, and a practicing Braucher and Hex. Through the Pennsylvania Dutch Heathen Alliance for the Urglaawe, he has been conducting a project to gather oral lore from all regions of Deitsch settlement and is currently working on other language and cultural advancement projects. He is the  Steer Emeritus (former President & CEO), Clergy, and Ambassador of the Troth, the Founder and Elder of The Troth’s In-Reach Heathen Prison Services program, Program Coordinator of The Troth’s Red Hammer Disaster Relief Program, Senior Manager of Heathens Against Hate, and The Troth’s Steward for Pennsylvania. He presented at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in 2015 and 2018.

Twitter: @Urglaawe
Instagram: schreiwer 

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Lisa Bruce (Jasmine)

Lisa Bruce (Jasmine), an eclectic, ecstatic Pagan priestess, walks with one foot in tech and the other in spirit. Empathy guides her work in both. She instigates community, song, dance, sacred play and ritual. She helped birth a series of festivals in the early 90’s in Missouri.  She loves to weave ecstatic, participatory, emergent, community-created ritual and experiences. She identifies as a witch with roots in feminism, but follows no tradition. Cynthea Jones and Patricia Storm of Diana's Grove have played an enormous role in her love of, and work with, myth and story. 


Jasmine has facilitated, for two decades, sacred body prayer and dance workshops. She develops and facilitates large rituals and other events in the pagan community. She co-coordinates enCHANTment - an embodied sung prayer to the sacred. 

Tell her your story and she will hold it like a precious gem.

Facebook: lovelylisabruce

LinkedIn:  LisaBruce


Additional Resources

Over the course of the panel discussion, panelists and attendees mentioned resources for studying, using, and sharing myth and story. This section of the page will be an ongoing effort to compile and share those resources.

The Pagan Queer Intersection (via Twin Cities Pagan Pride)

When God Was a Woman – 1978 book by Merlin Stone (via Rev. Selena Fox)

Shared Resouces
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