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West Virginia Pagans

This group is for pagans in WV, so that they can actually find each other. Since West Viriginia is not very freindly towards pagans.

Members: 129
Latest Activity: Oct 17

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Ebooks and online resources

Started by Marc Roney. Last reply by Amethyst Samia Sep 20. 4 Replies

North Central WV

Started by PurpleAnkh. Last reply by Marc Roney Aug 30. 15 Replies

Huntington Area

Started by Robert Cox. Last reply by Amethyst Samia Jul 2. 6 Replies

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Comment by Amethyst Samia on September 27, 2014 at 2:41am
I must be a total dumbass. *bows to the crowd*

The link I posted below was supposed to have ok gone in the online resources dis is soon to the upper left. So I hopped over there and it got posted there too. Not sure what happened...but I will say that's what happens when all you have is a tiny little screen in your hot little hands. You don't know where you're at half the time. :D
Comment by Culann on September 26, 2014 at 8:59pm

For any that might be in the area and inclined the Asatru folk in Huntington are having a meet up this Sunday at the amphitheater in the David Harris Riverfront Park. It's to start about 3 pm. As it's not strictly Asatru I don't think they'll mind my posting it here.

Comment by Culann on September 20, 2014 at 9:38pm

For those that are OCD about the EXACT time of equinox for ritual use it officially happens on September 23 at 2:29 Universal Time. For us that means September 22 9:29 PM Eastern Time since we're 5 hours "behind" England.

Comment by Culann on September 20, 2014 at 9:30pm

My cursory look at that site didn't cough up links/info I'm wanting to delve into deeper and some of the topics kinda made me go "WHA?!" but there's _GOT_ to be some pearls hidden in that ocean of a lexicon!

I'm sure there's boatloads of demarcations based on what demarcations are defined. But the study I came across was a tad more generalized I'm sure. It basically said there are about 6 distinct "countries" within the US. Northern Ohio for example is akin to the new england sub-culture whilst everything below Canton is considered more a part of the Appalachian sub-culture. I'm surprised there's wasn't a "dimple" for Appalachia extending to Akron what with the influx of folk in the '50s to work in the tire plants there (an influx that also gave us proto-televangelists like Rex Humbard....I still gag over having heard his shows back then).

I'll give a shout when it looks like I'm coming into town. Network and community begins with 2 people meeting

Comment by Amethyst Samia on September 20, 2014 at 7:37pm
Internet Sacret Text. Archive

"Welcome to the largest freely available archive of books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet. The site is dedicated to religious tolerance and scholarship, and has the largest readership of any similar site on the web."

Self explanatory. This site also has their entire collection on asleep on a flash drive for about $127. Lots of different topics on this site so be sure to search it all.

http://www.sacred-texts.com/index.htm

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Comment by Amethyst Samia on September 20, 2014 at 7:01pm
Ok Culann...wasn't totally sure if you meant Wendy herself was there or just her music was being used. She performs at various festivals and now that she lives in the states (part time I assume) I thought she might've been there.

Goody goody goody i get to meet other pagans. I can't say I've actually ever met another pagan. Wow...how crazy that someone gets excited about meeting another pagan. I told you (I think) there was a "pagan house" just a couple of blocks from me and I missed it. Then it became something else.

"Line of demarcation"...there are lines of demarcation all over the state...and even within the same community. And the communities here aren't that large.

I think I can handle the brusque nature of the Asatru folks. I don't deal well with arrogant folk but brusque in your face is ok. I've dealt with a few Asatru online and they are different. No better, no worse, than any other defined group.

I do look forward to meeting you and the others and I appreciate being included so thanks a bunch for that. Hope everything in Cleveland went well. Look forward to hearing more about it.
Comment by Culann on September 20, 2014 at 6:26pm

@Amethyst - No, it wasn't Wendy Rule doing the invocation. Rather it was the presiding preistess. I agree Wendy doing it would have been an awesome thing to experience.

I don't do readings per se. When I do it's like a casual/pastime thing. There's plenty of readers out there and the world doesn't need yet another. But when I do read I use the Celtic Ogham runes.

You'll hear more about the Asatruar folk soon enough. The Huntington group are having a gathering on the 27th. I'm going and they said they'd have no qualms about you tagging along as well. We get to meet face to face as well. :-)

As far as Morgantown being a lackluster thing for me, two things. One, when talking to my friend Matt, who spearheads Cleveland's Pagan Pride, and mentioning my general frustration with the community here he said "It was the same here until people started standing up and changing it". So I guess I have my clue on that and will be standing a lot.

The 2nd thing is multiple opinions that could be summed with "Yeah, there's something about those people in the north of the state". I know Ohio has a definite line of demarcation socially south of Canton but I wasn't aware of one here as well. Guess I read the wrong study on the topic.

@Marc - As far as the Asatru folks go they're looking at community building locally at this time. Once they start getting a network established they won't be hard to find. Nor will I for I'll be working with them as well towards such a goal. If you've not dealt with them before I'll just say they're not your average pagans. They can be brusque and in your face types (which is why many don't care for them) but if you get their respect things will happen.

Comment by Electric Blue on September 20, 2014 at 4:37pm

I am not sure what my Mabon plans are yet Amethyst. It will probably be a very simple ritual, but I will do something for it. Yes, the temps are only in the low 70s today. I love it

Comment by Marc Roney on September 20, 2014 at 12:36pm

I'd like to know more about the Asatru group. We'd like to have an Asatru themed even Pagan Pride Day next year.

Comment by Amethyst Samia on September 19, 2014 at 8:03pm
Hi all! Yep. Been absent for la bit. Sorry. Some personal issues have kept me away.

Culann I too know the pitfalls of being outspoken. Believe me I do. No worries with me tho so don't stifle yourself at all. I me joy your perspective most of the time and when I don't I speak up. And I don't get butt hurt like many do.

Anyway thanks for the festival reports. Sorry WV was a disappointment. I'm certain it's much different than what you're used to. But a lot of hard work went into it and I'm hoping Marc feels it was a success. Am anxious to hear from him how it went.

Culann you said that each morning ritual started with Wendy Rule music. Was Wendy Rule herself there, or was the person initiating the ceremony singing? The reason I ask is that Wendy Rule is an incredibly talented artist and can stimulate a crowd quite a bit. I would love to see her perform. I think that would be very spiritual in and of itself.

Culann I don't recall you me tioning that you do readings. What sort of readings? Tarot? Runes? Very interested to hear about that. Trying to learn tarot myself. Not sure if I'm doing well or not. Ha!

The "delusionally awesome" new age person...I probably would have shouted at him. What a jerk. I often don't deal with that type very well but I am learning to keep my mouth shut.

Would love to hear more about the Asatru community in Huntington and would love to participate in an event. Please feel free to share my email address with them.

Hi Tammy! Good to see you here! Hope the heat has tamed itself for you! Got any Mahon plans?
 

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