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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 Amethyst Samia on November 2, 2014 at 8:30am
Awesome. Thanks for the offer aculann. I'm not one to put people out so if I can find another way I will. I might be able to ride with Wodens Wolf if they get to make it. And I might have to force my kid to bring me. He gets all pissy because this "isn't my thing". So what. Deal with it. He can hang with your wife. I know it's not her thing either. *giggles* He'll behave himself if Wodens Wolf is there. Haha!

I do hope I get to attend Yule. One of my favorite "sabbats". I'm a strange one. I have ALWAYS hated Xmas but I love Yule. I tend to recognize the meaning of the holidays. The return of the light is such a good thing IMO. I love Halloween but have grown to dread Samhain. Since I lost my mate it's a bit sad for me. Still kinda raw.

Yammering aside I would LOVE to attend Yule. Never participated in a formal ritual either so that will be cool.

If you were to ever preside at a UU ritual I would walk there if I had to. Hahaha! And I'd bring my popcorn! Silly Druid. Haha!
Comment by Culann on November 2, 2014 at 8:01am

.....Also were I to preside over something UU Abraham's Big Dude would NOT be in the mix!!! They can stay wishy washy but I'm staunchly pagan and make it quite plain. You want the Big Dude? Be a Xian and be done with it.

Comment by Culann on November 2, 2014 at 7:53am

I didn't go to the march as Chelsea mentioned only a few were likely to show and they wouldn't be there either due to their moving. It didn't seem worth the fuel to try to attend if the organizer can't make it. Can't say the UU yo yos were an improvement though.

As far as they're concerned if they ever make the mistake of having me preside I would make sure things were a bit more on the mark. Having had the example of the druidic group in NE Ohio to call upon for I think I could handle the group dynamics better (crack the whip) and impress them with my presence (ego). Not that it's hard with a group without any real focus to them.

It would be great if you could make Yule here. Worse case you can crash here or have your son drop you off and we'll get you back home. You get to meet the wife too (nicer person than I deserve but certainly I won't complain she doesn't come to her senses about that!).

Comment by Amethyst Samia on November 2, 2014 at 7:29am
Culann did you attend Wodens Wolf's March yesterday? I spent the day on a car lot and couldn't make it. It was a productive day tho. May have a new one. A new used one. Damn near new. A 2014 Toyota rav 4 with less than 1800 miles. Made in USA of course. =}
Comment by Amethyst Samia on November 2, 2014 at 7:22am
Wow Culann. Sounds painful. I'm suspecting the child inappropriate designation came from the fact it was "pagan" rather than xtian. Just a guess. Folks are funny about teaching kids anything other than xtianity.

Any chance it could be considered a start? Any hope for improving the "paganinity" off their group? Doing a guest ritual or something? Just thinking out loud. Always try to maintain a positive outlook.

I'm not sure I'll be able to attend Yule. I soooooo want to. If my kid will drive me then great. If not...I don't drive after dark due to some visual impairment. Sucks. Hate losing my independence. Anyway...that's yet to be seen.
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
 

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