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.

This Sunday (7/19): Honoring Freyr

This Sunday we will hold the last of three rituals in honor of the powers chosen as potential patrons for Gaia Community for the next year. After three weeks, we will hold a vote among community members and friends to choose a deity to work with from this July to next.

Come and join us this Sunday as we honor and discuss Freyr’s potential patron perks. Be thinking of a skill you would like to refine. Please have a cup/chalice/horn of a beverage to partake of, a small piece of paper, a writing implement, and a candle for the chalice lighting if you would like.

This event will be held at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83561586082. We will open the room for social hour at 3 pm Central, with the ritual to begin at 4.

This Sunday (7/12) : Honoring Hermes

This Sunday we will hold the second of three rituals in honor of the powers chosen as potential patrons for Gaia Community for the next year. After three weeks, we will hold a vote among community members and friends to choose a deity to work with from this July to next.
In this ritual, we travel from ancient Greece to the modern Internet-enabled world in search of Hermes, the many-faced god of communications, trade, thievery, and magic. We find the clever god engaged in the art of connection and the creation of possibility. He inspires us to respect the stranger and seek peace, to provide care and hospitality to the traveler, the foreigner, the oppressed, the dying. With Hermes’ help, we wonder: how can we negotiate, barter, or steal a better society for ourselves and our communities?

Please join us at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85048512830
We hold social hour from 3p – 4p central time, with the ritual beginning at 4.
You may want: A candle, matches, a bowl of water, and a comfortable place to sit.
This ritual will be recorded.