Please join us as we install our new Patron of the year, the Mighty Dead. We embark on our journey of holding our ancestors’ memories near, of honoring them the best we can, and learning from their mistakes and triumphs. Please join us in remembering loved ones with stories of your beloved dead. For ritual, you will want a chalice to light and a liquid to toast with (you will be making several toasts — choose your beverage wisely). You may want to bring a token for you to hold as you speak, reminding you of your dead; offerings (and something to place offerings in/on); and tissues. Each person who attends will be able to tell one positive story about a deceased loved one should they wish.
Our virtual space opens at 3pm for social hour, and the ritual will begin at 4.
For 2021-2022, Gaia Community’s patron of the year is the Mighty Dead, all those who have lived before us and built the world(s) we live in. In this class, we will discuss some of the ways we might interact with the Mighty Dead over the year to come. Bring your thoughts and your questions!
We open our space at 3pm for social hour, and the class will begin at 4.
The Mighty Dead!
Thanks to everyone who voted for the Patron of the Year. Our polls are now closed, and the Mighty Dead have won by a single vote. We look forward to a year of working with and learning from those who have gone before us, taking inspiration from their examples and grappling with all of the work they left behind. Our honored runners-up were Apollo and Ganesha, and as is our custom, they will be honored with rituals during the year as well.
We now enter our season of transition: on July 11, we will thank Hermes for being our Patron for 2020-2021, on July 18, we will hold a class about ancestor work and the Mighty Dead, and on July 25, we will welcome the Mighty Dead as our incoming patron.
We will be holding a Sharing Our Spirits Ritual this 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!