Aidan Kelly
Aidan Kelly
Aidan Kelly is an American academic, poet and influential figure in the Neopagan religion of Wicca. Having developed his own branch of the faith, the New Reformed Orthodox Order of the Golden Dawn, during the 1960s, he was also initiated into other traditions, including Gardnerianism and Feri, in subsequent decades.
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2014 Olympic luger Aidan Kelly sidelined by herniated disk
Fox News - 4 months
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) Reigning USA Luge national champion and 2014 Sochi Olympic team member Aidan Kelly will skip this year's international sliding season while recovering from a herniated disk.
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#TeamUSA Provides a Whole New Olympic Experience
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
Social Media Bringing Home the Gold for a New Generation When Olympic coverage seeps from your television and NBC apps to your Facebook Newsfeed, the nine-hour delay from Sochi, Russia dissipates, and the action is brought into your home in real time. Although you might not see any Instagram or Vine videos before events are aired due to The International Olympic Committee's social media rules for athletes and accredited persons at the Games, photos and written content are being shared with fans during the action. After the 2012 summer Olympics in London, social media has only been further integrated into the Games. Every article and athlete roster now features their Twitter handle, and personal Facebook accounts have been newly verified and subscriptions to follow athletes' profiles are skyrocketing. Athletes' fans expect them to contribute to the digital noise, providing photos, updates and responses to their well wishes. Even Olympic U.S. Luge athlete Tucker West's father p ...
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East Hampton High School Honor Roll
East Hampton-Portland Patch - almost 5 years
  Honor Roll students for the Third Marking Period of the 2011-12 school year at East Hampton High School are: High Honors for 12th grade: Taylor Casey, Ashley Chasse, Matthew Chiu, Allyson Dainiak, Jeffrey Fidler, Caleb Gates, Rosse Gates, Kacie Goodreau, Rebecca Gustine, Adam Guy, Victoria Johnson, Cieara Juliano, Kassandra Kappock, Meghan Kelly, William Lambert, Elaina Levenson, Stefan Marsiglio, Kimberly McLaughlin, Marissa Morassini, Taylor Redner, Carly Roy, Brandon Schuler, Alyssa Segar, Jamie Sutcliffe, Blake Szkoda, Rachael Weir and Jacqueline Williams. Honors for 12th grade: Lisa Antalik, Megan Beebe, Meagan Bergeron, Austin Bouchard, Emily Claffey, Sarah Cole, Courtney Costen, Nicholas Coutu, Benjamin DeCrescente, Alyssa DeJesus, Michael DeMore, Sarah Denihan, Brian Foberg, Megan Fortin, Rebecca Frazon, Shelby Galvin, Michael Higgins, Natalie Ihnat, Jacob Ingraham, Caroline Jackson, Emma Judy, Jacob Kaeser, Aidan Kelly, Vera Krona, Savannah Lanou, Matthew Lapico, ...
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Titan drop Sea Dogs in shootout - Telegraph-Journal (registration)
Google News - over 5 years
Aidan Kelly set up Gauthier's power-play goal at 8:38, giving Saint John a 3-2 lead. Gauthier was the architect of the fourth goal, using a spin-o-rama move to set up Cooper at 9:20. Seed also picked up his second assist. O'Brien pulled the Titan
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Sea Dogs blast Rocket on road - CanadaEast.com
Google News - over 5 years
Just over five minutes later, Aidan Kelly potted a power-play marker to make it 2-0. Louick Marcotte replied for the Rocket at 9:14 of the first frame and the score remained 2-1 through 20 minutes. The visitors grabbed a two-goal edge when Alexandre
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KICK IT: Jeff captains have special bond - Evening News and Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
By AIDAN KELLY aidokaydo@gmail.com It wasn'ta difficult decision for the players of Jeffersonville's boys' varsity soccer team when it came to voting for a captain this year. In fact, they knew without hesitation that they were going to choose not one,
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Ravens prepared to face Grizzlies - Fort McMurray Today
Google News - over 5 years
"They're a good team, they're well organized, they've got great numbers compared to us and their coach is well experienced," said Aidan Kelly, one of the Ravens' captains. "I'm pretty excited and nervous at the same time, but I hope we can put on a
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Postcards From the Fringe
NYTimes - over 5 years
It can be tough for a show to stand out among the almost 200 productions in this year's New York International Fringe Festival, which runs through Sunday. (Ending the title of your show with the words ''The Musical!'' is so 10 years ago.) One way to stop passers-by in their tracks is to design eye-catching artwork -- to be used online and in print
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Pendle Hill Tigers' effort scores goal to help opponent - Parramatta Advertiser
Google News - over 5 years
The team is: Aidan Kelly, Branden Dorahy, Alex Hudson, Tim Alderton, Jake Edgecumbe, James Thomson, Tim Martin, Petar Bonic, Arbin Zenelaj, Joel Erickson, Liam Howe, Nick Shiel, Nicole Carmichael, Bradley Matthews
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Full points for Annaghmore - Portadown Today
Google News - over 5 years
Aidan Kelly, Kevin Keegan and Jack Wilson combined for Paul Courtney to move Ballyhegan into a six-point lead. However, Forkhill hit back by scoring two points and a brace of goals without reply to move into a lead which Mel Courtney's late Ballyhegan
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Getting Noticed at the Fringe: 'Never Look in the Mirror When You're Dancing' - New York Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Following are excerpts from an e-mail exchange with the Dublin-based artist Aidan Kelly, who created the postcard art for “Never Look in the Mirror When You're Dancing,” a dance-and-dialogue show by Kay Scorah. The photo on the postcard was taken by
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KICK IT: Floyd Central girls boast four sets of siblings - Evening News and Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
By AIDAN KELLY aidokaydo@gmail.com It's not unusual for a high school soccer team to have one, two, or even three sets of siblings. But this fall Floyd Central's girls' squad checks in with four couplings — not to mention a pair of coaches' daughters
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Premier League Preview - The Perpetual Post
Google News - over 5 years
AIDAN KELLY: Team most likely to win … Manchester United, silly. Despite rarely exhibiting the swagger of champions last season, and looking very ordinary on occasion (the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool and 2-1 loss to Wolves in 2011 spring to mind),
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State of Soccer in USA - The Perpetual Post
Google News - over 5 years
AIDAN KELLY: While the Women's World Cup alone is not going to revolutionize the game, it is a cog in the forward moving wheel of the American soccer evolution. We've had the exploding participation rate, growing to around 17 million
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July 26: Today in West Islip - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Support local luger Aidan Kelly as he tries to reach his dream of Olympic gold. The West Islip 11/12 year old little leaguers were able to knock off East Meadow on Sunday night and now advance to Staten Island to play for the NYS title
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East Hampton High School Honor Roll - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
High Honors for 11 th grade: Taylor Casey, Ashley Chasse, Emily Claffey, Allyson Dainiak, Sarah Denihan, Jeffrey Fidler, Caleb Gates, Rosse Gates, Kacie Goodreau, Rebecca Gustine, Caroline Jackson, Aidan Kelly, Meghan Kelly, William Lambert,
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Rita's 'Ice Olympics' to Benefit Local Luger - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
The fundraiser is to support USA Luge Jr. national candidate team member Aidan Kelly. Kelly, a 16-year-old West Islip resident, got his start in the sport of luge at a 2007 “Slider Search” which was held in Farmingville
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Aidan Kelly
    THIRTIES
  • 2008
    In 2008, Kelly and his family moved to New Orleans, where he teaches for ITT Technical Institute and continues to write.
    More Details Hide Details Inventing Witchcraft labels "the Craft" as a new religion, founded by Gerald Gardner "in 1947, give or take a year." (p. 33-34) This theory obviously conflicts with Gardner's own claim to have been initiated in 1939 into one of England's last surviving witch covens. Kelly's book identifies the initiation of Gardner as "the foundational myth" of Modern Witchcraft. (p. 35) In support of his theory, Kelly explains that "the paper trail stops in 1946. We have no serious historical evidence for the existence of any Gardnerian coven before then." (p. 32) Not surprisingly, Inventing Witchcraft and the earlier edition of Kelly's work, Crafting the Art of Magic, became a source of controversy among Wiccans, especially in Gardnerian Wicca covens, who trace the origin of their traditions to Gerald Gardner. To accept Kelly's theory that Gardner "invented" a new religion, would mean giving up the belief that Gardnerian Wicca was the revival of an ancient faith previously held in secret by a few survivors. (p. 28)
  • 2001
    He accepted a teaching position for the Berkeley Learning Center in Lakewood, Washington in 2001.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    After moving to Seattle, Washington in 1997, Kelly worked for several companies related to Microsoft.
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  • 1991
    Llewellyn published Kelly's previously rejected research in 1991 as Crafting the Art of Magic, which has since been republished in a revised 2007 edition titled Inventing Witchcraft.
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    He has also published academic work studying the early development of Gardnerian Wiccan liturgy, primarily through his controversial 1991 book Crafting the Art of Magic.
    More Details Hide Details Kelly became an organizer and leader in the Neo-Pagan community while studying for a Master's degree in creative writing at San Francisco State University in 1967 and 1968. A friend asked him to write a ritual for a Witch sabbat as part of an art seminar. This project led to the founding in October 1967 of the New Reformed Orthodox Order of the Golden Dawn (NROOGD), which evolved into a Wiccan coven in 1969. Although humorously named after the famous Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Kelly's coven was otherwise unrelated to that group. The NROOGD tradition co-founded by Kelly in 1969 continues to operate in California and has covens in other states, Canada and the UK. As one of the co-founders of the Covenant of the Goddess (CoG), Kelly helped write the organization's charter and bylaws in 1975. The organization's charter was filed with the State of California on October 31, 1975, incorporating CoG as a non-profit religious corporation. From CoG's inception in 1975 until 1977, Kelly served on its national board of directors.
  • 1990
    Later Aiden would find out that, from the time of WWII until the 1990's, his father was working high-ranking military intelligence officer.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly after moving to Mill Valley, Kelly experienced what he described as a "spontaneous mystical experience," when a vision of the Goddess first appeared to him at the age of 15. Although Kelly was raised as a Roman Catholic, his vision of the Goddess in Mill Valley triggered a lifelong interest in alternative religions.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1987
    He was active in scholarly professional societies, and from 1987 to 1990 co-chaired the steering committee for the American Academy of Religion's Group on New Religious Movements.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Kelly received a Ph.D. in Theology from GTU in 1980.
    More Details Hide Details For the next eight years, he taught at schools in the San Francisco Bay area, including the University of San Francisco and Holy Family College.
  • 1977
    He withdrew from participation in the Neo-Pagan community in 1977 and became a practicing Roman Catholic from 1978 until 1987.
    More Details Hide Details However, as Kelly explained in a 2006 interview with Lisa Harris of Widershins, he "never stopped being a witch; I just stopped practicing for a while."
  • 1976
    In 1976, Kelly sought help from Alcoholics Anonymous.
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  • 1974
    While working on his Ph.D. during 1974 and 1975, Kelly was able to study pages from an early Book of Shadows, purportedly typed by Gerald Gardner as well as a manuscript titled “Ye Bok of ye Art Magical” from Gardner's former Museum of Witchcraft, then owned by Ripley’s, now owned by the Wiccan Church of Canada.
    More Details Hide Details He hoped to use these materials to reconstruct a history of how Gardner founded modern Wicca. The resulting manuscript was used to satisfy his comprehensive examination topic in Sociology of Religion for his doctorate program at GTU. Although Kelly wrote the manuscript under contract to Llewellyn Publications, it was declined by Llewellyn as "too difficult and scholarly." He offered the book to other publishers without success.
  • 1973
    At the end of 1973, he left W. H. Freeman to begin working on a Ph.D. at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley.
    More Details Hide Details He also started his own business as a consulting editor at this time.
    From then, until 1973, Kelly worked for publisher W. H. Freeman and Company.
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  • OTHER
  • 1966
    He returned to San Francisco State in 1966, where he completed a master's degree in creative writing in 1968.
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  • 1964
    After graduating from San Francisco State in 1964, Kelly worked as an editor for Stanford University Press.
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    After graduating from high school, Kelly studied at the University of California, Berkely, then San Francisco State University (San Francisco State College at that time), where he received his bachelor's degree in 1964.
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  • 1955
    In 1955 they settled in Mill Valley, California, where Kelly graduated from Tamalpais High School in 1957.
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  • 1940
    Aidan Kelly was born on October 22, 1940 in Colon, Panama, the first of four children to Marie Cecile Kelly and John Patrick Kelly.
    More Details Hide Details Panama was his father's first assignment as a U.S. Army officer after graduating from West Point. John Patrick Kelly's military career took the family to assignments around the world.
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