This Sunday (3/21): Spring Equinox!

Calling back the birds so they can bring the spring is an old Russian tradition, celebrated with special yeast buns called “larks” and shouting from high places. For our Spring Equinox ritual, we’ll use song, story, and poetry to call back our birds that have migrated south, thank those that stayed through this challenging winter, and simply celebrate our beautiful, inspiring birds. You’ll have the opportunity to create your own tribute to our feathered friends. You may want an offering bowl and an appropriate offering for birds during today’s ritual. You will also find it helpful to have writing supplies at hand.
The ritual begins at 4p Central, with social time starting an hour before.

This Sunday (3/14): Ritual – Time

It’s like the Doctor once said, time is a “wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey ball of….stuff.” It can move faster or slower depending on our subjective experience of what’s around us. What if, we were all in possession of the knowledge and power to control how time moves for us? Join Matt and Kitty as we explore some common positive and negative experience triggers, then work as a group to determine daily actions we can take for our individual cycles of time to move in ways that are most helpful to our needs. It will be helpful to have a chalice and means to light it, your preferred divination method, journal, and a writing utensil.

Every Sunday, we open our virtual space at 3pm for social time, and the ritual of the day begins at 4.

This Sunday (2/28): Ritual: What’s Stopping You?

Join Barbara and Matt for an exploration of your dream future in 1-3 years. Who will you be? What will your work and place in life be and involve? Time will be given to envision, and clarify this dream. We will then consult one another and our spiritual guides and allies for steps to take to make these dreams real.

Social hour between 3pm Central and 4pm, with ritual to follow at 4.

This Sunday (2/21): Ritual – Hermes and the Thriai

Although Hermes had no famous oracle sites in the ancient Greek world, he was accounted the master of a variety of divinatory arts that could be practiced by regular mortals. Some of these arts he is said to have learned from the Thriai, a trio of bee-nymphs who spoke true prophecies when given pure honey to eat, but raved and gave false omens when denied this food.

In this ritual, we examine truth, falsehood, and the magic of clear understanding, not only of oracles, but of everyday communication as well. To participate in this ritual, you may want a candle to light as a chalice, a candle for Hermes, a small amount of honey, two six-sided dice, a journal, a bowl of water, and some small rocks, pebbles, or other items of similar size and weight (like dried beans!).

This Sunday (2/14) – Forum: Urban Pantheism

This Sunday, please join us as we discuss the occasional series of Urban Pantheism.  This will be a review of past rituals done, their themes, intents, and structures but more importantly what the community has gotten out of them and where we should be going from here. We will be beginning a working consensus on what Urban Pantheism is (and is not) both in general as well as in particular to KC, where these ideas may have come from and where we would like to take them. Your input is crucial to the continued growth for any potential proto or meta tradition we may be forming, thank you. 

We meet at 3pm Central for social time, and the forum will begin around 4.

This Sunday (2/7): Class – Technology and Divination

Welcome, fellow divination deconstructionists:

This Sunday at Gaia we will have a symposium of sorts where we will discuss the hallmarks of a robust divination system. Breakout rooms will be created to experience a few online and shareable tech-based divinations. Devin will share personal experiences and methods that can be reproduced by others. If you’d also like to share your experiences and divination ideas, please contact Devin ahead of class. This class may be recorded for reasons of transcribing notes, but not to be published online. As always, we’ll start with an hour of social time from 3p to 4p, and then get down to class business at 4.

This Sunday (1/31): Imbolc (ritual)

The Wheel turns and we celebrate Imbolc with a ritual dedicated to Brigid. She invites us to take part in her crafting, healing, keening and weaving. We will make wordclouds both for our fears and pains, to burn away, but also our hopes and goals as spring’s first light returns after a long winter. 

As this ritual will be done in the style of ADF Druidry, we invite you to bring to ritual a candle to light as your chalice, a cup of something to drink, any offerings you wish to make and if necessary something to offer them into like a bowl or plate; you may also find it useful to have a journal or something to record your thoughts in.

Please join us in Zoom:

This Sunday (1/24) – Sacred Mathematics (class)

In this class, we’ll explore the sacred history and metaphysical properties of number and shape, touching on magical, religious, and artistic practices from around the globe. Unlike your last math class, we won’t ask you to do any calculations, proofs, or word problems. You may want: a ruler or other aide for drawing lines, a compass for making circles, paper, and a writing implement.

We host virtual coffee hour from 3p to 4p, and the class will start at 4.

This Sunday (1/17): In the Labyrinth (ritual)

This Sunday we delve into the story of Theseus and the Minotaur, and explore the labyrinth as a place of protection, containment, contemplation, deceit, and choice. (Content notice: this myth contains images of violence, peril to children, neglect, and manipulation.)
We hold social hour between 3p and 4p Central time, and the ritual will begin around 4.