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Is anyone here (besides me) planning on attending the Esoteric Book Conference in Seattle this weekend?
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Here are feed links for the three Pagan Newswire Collective* Blogs on different sites. Enjoy! (and please share as appropriate!!)




* The Pagan Newswire Collective is an open collective of Pagan journalists, newsmakers, media liaisons, and writers who are interested in sharing and promoting primary-source reporting from within our interconnected communities.
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Realised this might be a good topic here... I'm continuing to look for suggestions for a particular set of circumstances. (And as you'll see below, have some limits.)

Me: HPS of a (very small) coven: currently me and one prospective student, with the option of adding one more student sometime in the coming year.

Also a moderate simple cook: I do bake my own bread, make a variety of soups from scratch, etc. but my time/energy for extensive cooking is pretty limited right now.

The problem: Feeding people for discussion evenings (after work, when people want dinner) or after rituals with a minimum of fuss, time needed in last minute preparation, and moderate cost.

More details )
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This is the intro questionnaire I've got on my own communities, so thought I'd use it here.

1. What religion or spiritual tradition do you follow? Lycian Wicca

2. Geographic location (not "earth/the universe"): San Antonio TX

3. Coven or solitary? Clergy? We recently dissolved our coven, but will be creating a new one in the next few months. I am an initiated 3rd Degree in my Trad, but have not yet gained clergy status.

4. Public or in the broom closet? So public, I gotta wear shades. :) OK, fine, that made no sense, but the stupid song is in my head. I've been public since 1988.

5. Are you active in your local pagan community? In what capacity? Organizer of 3 local Meetups (Witches, Wiccan and Pagan Parents), plus webmistress of the San Antonio Pagans web portal.

6. Personal web site (if you've got one):

7. Anything else you'd like us to know about you: Married 15 years, parent of 2 daughters (adult and teen). If you notice the ghost in my icon, it's because I live in a haunted house.


May. 5th, 2009 11:46 am
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A friend of mine posted about finding comfort in rosaries. (If you're not aware of what they are, I've put a picture of rosary beads under the cut.) I used to have a crystal set myself, as I grew up Catholic, but I ended up donating them to the church I left when I was a teenager, as I had just become Pagan and didn't feel comfortable with the symbolism -- most rosary beads have a crucifix at the end. In hindsight, I sometimes regret that move, as I'd love to still have them as a remembrance from whence I came, but it's over and done. :)

Her post prompted me to wonder: Has anyone here adopted the religious trappings of another faith and either used them for your own purposes as they originally are, or did you alter them to reflect your own spirituality?

I ask because, in light of her entry and my long-donated rosary beads, I've been contemplating making my own crystal Pagan prayer beads. I've seen them done, but I'd like to make my own, and wanted to get others' opinions on how they feel about taking religious symbolism and icons from one religion to use in your own practice.

(Yes, this has been done for centuries by other faiths, including our own and from whom we took them. But I want your personal experiences. :))

Also, I apologize in advance if anything I said above makes little or no sense. I'm sick, and thereby very tired. :)
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The last time I looked, the half-life for a pagan group here in the United States was somewhere between two-and-a-half and three years.  That is, 50% of all newly formed pagan groups will have ceased to exist within thirty to thirty-six months after they are formed.

Now, we've all seen discussions that go on ad infinitum about why pagan groups collapse.  I seems to me that a far more useful subject for a community like this would be why certain pagan groups survive well past the three-year mark.

What say you?
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Welcome to [community profile] group_paganism. I'd like this to be a community for discussions about the community and non-solitary aspects of Paganism: training, group dynamics, finding mentors, vetting students, shared celebrations of holy days, ritual roles, egregores, and so on.


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