Bible Belt Publisher Donates to Pagan Prison Ministry
NICEVILLE, Florida (April 03, 2008) – Spilled Candy Books, a small publisher for the “spiritually eclectic,” has donated over $8000 in books to the Fire Dance Church of Wicca’s Pagan Prison Ministry.
“I wasn’t even aware of the need for a pagan prison ministry,” said Lorna Tedder of Spilled Candy, “until author Gail Wood asked us to publish THE WILD GOD. She’d written this wonderful guide, sharing chapter by chapter with pagan inmates to teach them about the Sacred Masculine and the many aspects of God. Christian ministries are common, especially here in the Bible Belt, but there’s little material available for the spiritual non-Christian in prison. Gail was fulfilling that need in her own way, and I’m following her example.”
Tedder insisted something good must come from a personal and business “rough spot” last fall. When Spilled Candy put some of its books out of print in August 2007, a common event in the publishing world, rumors spread on MySpace and throughout the pagan community that the tiny publisher must be going bankrupt. According to Tedder, bookstores and New Age shops returned stock for credit, coming close—but not quite—to ensuring the prophecy of financial failure.
Rev. Edward Livingston is High Priest of the Fire Dance Church of Wicca, which serves the Pensacola, Florida, area. The prison ministry is one of the church’s special projects.
Spilled Candy Enterprises, LLC, is a small, family-run business that continues to publish books about Wicca, shamanism, New Age Christianity, Spiritualism, Spirituality, and the Law of Attraction. Their website, http://www.spilledcandy.com, features free online reads, articles, and a blog for “the spiritual electic.”
To send charitable contributions to the Pagan Prison Ministry or for more information, contact Rev. Edward Livingston at http://www.fdcow.com. The church is a Florida 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.
I am looking for info on how to write to pagans in prison. Any help would be appreciated.
Rev. Lee Fluhr
Correllian Nativist Tradition
Bravo! I love happy endings!
Can you recommend a resource for info on creating a prison book donation charity ? I live in Panama City Florida and this may overlap with some of the prisons you deliver to. Do you mind me phoning you for details? My number is 850-763-8145 Mark Burch , 401 East Beach Dr A3, Panama City Fl 32401
The best place to communicate with the families of pagan prisoners would be Prison Talk Online. here’s the link:
The have threads and sub forums on various types of pagan beliefs in prison and jail. I’m sure any materials pagans would be willing to provide inmates would be greatly appreciated.
Also of use to you would be a Prison Book charity called Books Through Bars that might cover some of your topics. here is some info i cut and pasted from another site into a flyer for Prisoners:
BOOKS THROUGH BARS–NYC
c/o Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
For further information,
or to arrange a donation of books:
212.254.3697 ext. 26 (voicemail)
We do not fill requests sent by e-mail.
Please snail-mail your loved one’s
request to the above address.
We are always looking for new books and used books in good condition on the following:
African-American history, especially 20th century
Native American history
Latin American history
Social sciences and psychology
Dictionaries, thesauruses, and Spanish-English dictionaries
Learning world languages
How-to (drawing, chess, sign language…)
Mayan and Aztec history
Memoirs and fiction by people of color
With few exceptions, we want only paperbacks since most prisons do not accept hardcover books, and they are expensive to mail.
We do not take or send: religious books, including Bibles; legal books (except legal dictionaries); old magazines (besides National Geographic); white supremacist literature or anything advocating racial animosity, sexism or homophobia; business books; encyclopedias; mass market fiction (such as Danielle Steele and Stephen King).
I know of a few fellows, who sure would be glad if you would write them.
Federal Prison Camp
110 Raby Ave.
Pensacola, Fl. 32509
Vern Boyd 11267-085
Clark Mitchel 63636-004
Thomas Durden 02398-003
Clancy Nelson(Mouse) 08858-003