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As a third-degree Gardnerian High Priestess and a former wife of celebrated Druid Isaac Bonewits, Deborah Lipp's life story is far from ordinary. But Merry Meet. MerryMeet is the annual gathering for Covenant of the Goddess (CoG) and includes two days of workshops, rituals, lectures, local vendors and entertainment. Apr 23, Explore Shelby White's board "Merry meet, merry part, merry meet again." on Pinterest. | See more ideas about Shamanism, Magick and.
Ian Corrigan lyrics adapted We are a circle, within a circle With no beginning, and never ending By: In this task we've begun What we will shall be done: We are one, we are one Back chant: We are one, we are one, we are one, we are one, etc.
We are one with the Lord We are one with the chalice: We are one with the sword And we pray that the balance will one day be restored And they'll know we are Pagan by our love, by our love Yes they'll know that we are Pagan by our love We Are Opening We are opening up in sweet surrender: To the luminous love light of the one bis We are opening: We are the new women people We are the same women people: Stronger deeper, wiser etc.
The endless universe Arapaho Ghost Dance Song. In the space of a single generation, Paganism has blossomed from relative obscurity to a thriving community. Our spirituality has been recognized on military tombstones, and our clergy have invited by several statehouses to offer opening blessings.
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Pagan groups are increasingly common on college campuses and military bases. A new generation of Pagan children has been born and raised within our traditions. There are is an increasing number of books and internet resources to include podcasts, website, on-line education and blogs. And there is more diversity than ever within Paganism so that each of us can find the practice that calls to our soul. But … [RL] There is much still do do. Because of religious intolerance, fueled by misunderstanding and fear, those who have chosen to follow a Pagan religious belief often cannot live their lives openly and honestly.
Too often they see themselves surrounded by others that seek to dehumanize those that do not believe the same as they do.
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They intimidate and terrify people from openly proclaiming what they believe. They fail to understand that tolerance is not enough. They need to realize the value of plurality of opinion, background, and viewpoint, especially in an increasingly global community. As we face the East, we connect with the powers of the Element Air and call upon the blessings of Education.
Pagan Pride Day reminds us that ignorance creates fear, and knowledge is the key to tolerance. It reminds us that if we ever hope to practice our spiritual paths openly, we need to give the public, and each other, accurate information about our path. Take time today to think about our accomplishments but recognize how far we still have to go.
What can you do to help educate those around you? As we face the South, we connect with the powers of the Element Fire and call upon it for the blessings of the Activism. We all have a great number of opinions about what is important, and many of us have participated in arguments, rallies and other overt action in support of those ideas. Today, Pagan Pride Day is about reminding us that we should take pride in calling ourselves Pagan.
We should be proud of the spiritual path that we have chosen. Living proudly and openly in societies where your emotional, physical, professional well-being is constantly at risk is nothing short of brave. The fact that we are seeing more Pagans today live openly and honestly despite these challenges is a miracle. What can you do to help to make this world better for your fellow Pagans? As we face the West, we connect with the powers of the Element Water and call to mind blessings of Charity.
Pagan Pride Day offers us an opportunity to demonstrate our compassion to our communities where it is needed. It gives us an opportunity to recognize and share our own abundance.
What can you do to help demonstrate your compassion? As we face the North, we connect with the powers of the Element Earth and call to mind blessings of Community. As Pagans, we are a community of different races, values, politics, religious and spiritual paths, gender presentations, philosophies, and a host of other diverse elements. Pagan Pride Day is an opportunity to celebrate our differences, as well as our common interests, and to demonstrate unity as a community.
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Our community gains strength by interacting with each other and weaving networking webs. It gains strength by people volunteering their time and talents in support of the community. It gains strength by people finding ways to complement and help fellow Pagans, rather than using methods such as Facebook to attack or condemn another.
What can you do to help build our community? Setting the Harvest Table [RL] As we have gathered here together to enjoy this beautiful day and celebrate Pagan Pride Day, let us take a moment to show each other hospitality as we set a simple Harvest Table for those present and those that could not be with us today. This festival is a time that we gather to build community and provide support for one another.
It is a time that we gather to celebrate the bounty of the harvest together. Pagan Pride Day is an opportunity to show ourselves and the public that we are a significant.
We need to weave networking webs in our cities, in our towns, in our rural areas.
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We need these webs to support one another. That support will also show those who would restrict our practice that we are a growing congregation of people who adhere to a faith that, while different, is as valid as their own.
Paganism is often described as an Earth-based Religion, but most Pagans do not believe that they are set above, or apart from, the rest of nature. Pagans see the sacred in everything around them. They not only find nature sacred, but see everything else around them as a part of the Divine. They understand divinity to be immanent, woven through every aspect of the living earth. By reconnecting to the universe, we learn to interact with it.