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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.

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Comment by Culann on November 2, 2014 at 7:08am

@Amethyst - Yeah, a bit of Halloween vandalism can be fun. Could've used some last night. At least it would have livened things up at the ritual.

Comment by Culann on November 2, 2014 at 7:05am

I was at the local Unitarian Samhain ritual last eve when another conflicting commit fell through. A shame that since it would have been time better spent. The main reason I went was it was supposed to be "child inappropriate" and I wanted to see what they were up to. Here's the report:

"....The UU rite tonight was as close as I've seen to a cohesive ritual yet from them but it was still unfocused and lacked power. The presiding priestess was unpracticed or didn't understand how to maintain an effective tempo or prevent focus stealing digressions. As such it was again a waste of time on many levels. A strong voice could make them respond, mine did when I spoke at one point, but that wasn't my job or responsibility. I also did NOT like that they replaced "goddess" with "god", specifically the Abrahamic Big Dude. Okay, we're polytheists and acknowledge multiple deities, but to make that conscious change was a dissonance. At least to an exclusive pagan and not a wishy washy UU "pagan". When they found out there will be a Yule rite here they said to send them the information. I will and that will end it because follow ups are not their strong suit. Not much is.

Also I have to wonder just WHAT was supposed to be child inappropriate about the ritual. The only thing I saw was the priestess droning on too long and losing the tempo/concentration of the group. If it happens with adults it would be chaos with children...."

Comment by Amethyst Samia on October 30, 2014 at 5:45am
Very nice Culann. Thanks for sharing it with us. The only thing...it doesn't mention candy & vandalism. Those are the best! *hangs irreverent head & cackles*
Comment by Culann on October 29, 2014 at 10:59pm

I just found this in my files and figure folks might enjoy it:
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'Twas the Night Before Samhain'
 

Twas' the night of Samhain and all thought the house,
Every creature was stirring, yes even that mouse;

The jack o'lanterns were hung about with great care,
In hopes the fall fairies soon would be there;

The children were dressed in their spookiest wear,
For in search of sweet treats on Samhain tis fair;

It's All Hallow's night, so I leaped from my bed,
With thoughts of enchantment running through my head;

When across the moons face a wonder I'd spy,
A Witch on her broom stick up in the sky;

The moon shining on the autumn leaves as they fall,
Gives a feelings of spirits leering within the trees so tall;

When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But Witches and Wizards coming ever more near;

So I grab my boots and my black cloak quick,
I know in a moment this house they will pick;

More rapid than bats around a grave they came,
They whistled, and shouted, and called me by name;

To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
To the house they did come for a Samhain ball!

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
We danced and played underneath the dark sky;

Let us gather as friends, carve the pumpkin set near,
This old Haunted House shall give nobody fear;

I was dressed all black, from my head to my foot,
No tarnish on these clothes no ashes or soot;

Our eyes how they twinkled! Our hearts filled with delight!
As we called forth spirits on this Samhain night!

When we had finished our magickal spell,
Around the cauldron some stories of monsters we’d tell;

But soon as with time, it will rush quickly by,
Our party was ending and home the witches did fly.

But I heard them exclaim, ere they flew out of sight,
"Samhain blessing to all and to all a good night."

 Lady Abigail
Copyright © 10082003

Comment by Electric Blue on October 29, 2014 at 4:47pm
Comment by Amethyst Samia on October 29, 2014 at 6:55am
Death's Bride? Kick ass Tsmmy. Start working on your costume NOW for next year. And we want pics. You know we want pics! Samhain will be quiet for me. Kinda sad really since I lost my mate. Maybe I'll walk over to the Pumpkin House and take a look around. That's always fun. Rained the last couple of years and couldn't go.

Wodens Wolf & Culann y'all would like it. If you get a chance come down. I'll give you the grand tour. The wife would enjoy it too Culann.

Oh yeah Culann the Samhain cd was good. Thank you. Gonna plug in the Yule one today...since I'm the only one who can drive the rental. *cackles & snorts*
Comment by Electric Blue on October 28, 2014 at 5:36pm

LOL I would be praying for more candy period :) 

I did not get my costume in time this year. I want to go as Death's Bride. So Samhain I am planning to do a ritual to Hades and Persephone. Now to find a pomegranate 

Comment by Amethyst Samia on October 27, 2014 at 11:22pm
The Horned God passing out candy that has been prayed over by witches. It was flying around FB a couple of years ago that witches "prayed over" Halloween candy. And nobody called me. Damn. Being the curious one I wondered what they were praying for over all this candy. I would be praying for more Snickers Bars.

To continue the rant of the dumbing down of America...my kid and I went to look at NEW vehicles today. I knew we couldn't afford to buy a luxury model but that's what he wanted to drive. Ok. Fine. We were at a Jeep dealership by the way. We like our Jeeps. Anyway he drove a top of the line model that...wait for it...parks itself. No kidding. This thing can park itself. All you have to do is change gears of hen it tells you to. It was the freakiest thing. Kinda awesome. But I had to go on a rant to the poor salesman about the dumbing down of America. Kids who can't drive. Now mommy & daddy are buying them cars that can park themselves so they don't have to learn how to drive. Grrrrrrr. Nice vehicle tho. I want it. My kid wants it. But it's out of our price range. Somebody needs to tell my kid that. Haha!
Comment by Culann on October 27, 2014 at 5:17pm

I guess come Trick or Treat nite on Thursday some in the neighborhood will construe me as "evil/Satanic" because I'll be dressed as the Horned God. Too much to resist. :-)

Comment by Electric Blue on October 27, 2014 at 3:27pm

Declaring*

 

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