Sharing Our Spirits Rituals are 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 , 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! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85073425878?pwd=NDRVWm9BcmdnTm83enBrd3ZKdUY3Zz09
This summer Spider Woman called to Gaia Community from her home in the Southwest of the United States. Her call was a call to justice, a call to solidarity with the land and with the indigenous peoples whose land it was. This coming Sunday, we will revisit Spider Woman and listen to her call for harmony, for the Diné concept of hozho, of beauty, of peace with the way things are; a well of peace from which springs the strength to resist, to persist, to keep on in the face of difficulty, to move toward our own vision of a better world. We encourage you to have available, representations of the elements of earth (a crystal, stone, fossil, or even a potted plant) and of air (a feather, picture of a bird, wind chimes, bell, etc.), as well as a bowl of water and a candle to use as a chalice. And, please have something to write with and something to write on.
Ritual begins at 4 pm, with a social hour beforehand at 3 pm Central. We continue to meet online, so please join us on Zoom:
Class: Devotional Acts
Devotional acts vary from a couple of moments a day to a day every few months. When we seek to offer the best we have in shaky and imperfect moments rather than postponing until the mythical best time, we offer rustic hospitality that builds more compassionate relationships with gods of guests like Hermes, with our communities, and with ourselves. Please join Jamie and Aubry for a collaborative workshop on devotional acts.
We will be sharing Hermes-centric resources and inspiration for creating or improving a working hearth, travel or e-shrine, including common historical and modern associations, food/votive offerings, and ways to pursue eclectic and revivalist offerings of prayer/performance/justice/craft/study. We invite you to join us in contemplating starting or supporting a new devotional practice or reworking an existing one. There will be an opportunity for interested folks to ask the group for insights or witness committing to their next step.
One of the ritualists will be lighting a chalice and acknowledging Hestia and Hermes, but otherwise this will be an informal and open circle. Please bring your preferred way of taking notes, your questions or devotional projects , and any shrine items or resources that you would like to share.
By this Sunday, we hope to know the results of the November election. How will it impact us and our communities? Join us for compassionate, justice-focused conversation.