This Sunday (9/27): Building Your Own Pagan Theology

Loosely based on the classic Unitarian Universalist class, “Build Your Own Theology”, we will provide some exercises and guidance to encourage participants to clarify and articulate their own belief systems as they find them at this particular point in their lives. This is a stand-alone class, but people who attended the ritual “Urban Paganism: Where is the Home of my Soul” may find it useful to bring their notes or journal pages from that Sunday.

Please join us on Zoom at 3pm Central for an hour of conversation, with the class beginning at 4.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89856490134

This Sunday (9/20): Fall Equinox!

This is the harvest season: what are you choosing to harvest right now? Perhaps crops from your garden, regrets from the year or hope and gratitude? These are difficult times but still, we can choose to see the good, the hopeful, happy and the silly … even during a Pandemic. Please join us as we consider How Our Gardens are Growing! The items you will need to gather are: a candle and the means to light it, a small bowl of dirt or sand, incense/sage/oils (if appropriate), a drink such as cider or juice, your preferred method for doing divination, a representation of the harvest season such as an apple or produce from your garden, and a comfy place to sit. 

Please join us at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82171767794
We will open our room at 3pm for social time, and start the ritual around 4pm.

This Sunday (9/6): Sharing Our Spirits Ritual

We will be holding a Sharing Our Spirits Ritual this Labor Day Sunday, co-created and facilitated by those in attendance. The intention and the activities of ritual will be decided during the first part of our time together (starting at 4pm, with coffee hour before), then the ritual itself held in the remaining time. Feel free to bring poetry, visual props, ideas, or just things you wish to see happen!


As always for the time being, we will be meeting on Zoom; this event has no password.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87302213896
Meeting ID: 873 0221 3896

This Sunday (8/30) – Ritual: Urban Paganism

Where is the home of my soul? In this strange Quarantime, this oddly altered “new normal” in which everything familiar is different and we must absorb new realities every day, we can find an opportunity to examine, in depth, our own spiritual world. This ritual will give individual opportunities to explore one’s own specific spiritual landscape. We invite you to spend some time reviewing your own beliefs, practices, habits and challenges. Please be prepared with a candle and means of lighting it; a journal, notebook, sketchbook, or paper and means of writing (or drawing as suits you) in it; a snack and beverage of your choice that you will enjoy eating during the work of the ritual; and your preferred method of purifying yourself (that might be a bowl of water, incense, salt, or whatever you are most comfortable with.)”Join us at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82984291069 – we’ll open our virtual space for social time at 3, and start the ritual at 4.

This Sunday (8/16): Welcome Hermes

Please join Matt and Jamie for a ritual welcoming Hermes as our new patron of the year. You will find it helpful in this ritual to have your chalice, a way to make fire, a bowl of water for purification – we’ll be using the Greek tradition of Khernips so fragrant herbs and/or salt to enhance your cleansing water are welcomed if you have them, your journal or other writing material, and your divination tool of choice. We’ll open our virtual space at 3p Central for chat and coffee, then start the ritual at 4p.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86147512344

This Sunday (8/2): Lughnassadh

“Lugh the Many-Skilled” by Joanna Powell Colbert. You can see more of her work here: https://www.gaiansoul.com/gallery/

Join Jamie and Matt on Sunday, August 2nd for an ADF-style celebration of Lughnassadh where we consider Lugh as the upholder of Oaths and the Law. As part of ritual, we’ll be making art – please choose one of the provided coloring pages or bring a craft you’re already working on. If you need a page brought to you, please let us know! You will find it helpful to your practice if a bowl for offerings, some offerings of your choice for the powers, a beverage of your choice for the blessing cup, a chalice, and a means of lighting it are all available in your space for ritual.

You can find us at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82162097917 – we will host an hour of social/prep time from 3 to 4, and the ritual will begin at 4pm.

Welcome Hermes, Gaia’s New Patron of the Year

By ranked choice vote, the community has chosen Hermes to be our next patron of the year!

In the first round, Hermes and Freyr tied with 36.8% of the vote. Spider Woman received 26.3%. Because no candidate took a majority of the vote, the third place candidate was eliminated, and those voters’ second choices were tallied. This gave Hermes 61.1% of the second-round vote to Freyr’s 38.9%.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the patron selection process for 2020! Thanks also to FairVote for the use of their RankIt site, where we collected and tallied the votes.
 https://rankit.vote/vote/H0Z8NclJCDmoMWB0QsSI

This Sunday (7/26): Farewell to Horus

We started our ritual year with Horus by crafting feathers for ways to increase ma’at. This year has been in some ways a tribulation, both for us and for the rest of the world. We’ll review some of those commitments and the things we have learned from our year working with Horus before we send him back to his other duties and responsibilities.

As usual we will be holding this ritual in our Zoom video chat:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4449994327
Meeting ID: 444 999 4327

For this ritual you may want to bring: a chalice/candle, water and baking soda/natron to cleanse with, and a bit of ‘whole food’, wine, juice, or some food you made yourself to offer as we work. Remember that at the end of Egyptian ritual, food items offered revert to the participants. Social time begins at 3p Central, ritual at 4.