First Meeting: The Afterglow

I’d like to sincerely thank everyone who came to the first meeting.  We’re still sussing things out, feeling around for what people want and what the administration will let us get away with, and we were honestly stunned at how many of you are curious enough to have taken time out of your evening for us.  In the future, we’ll be addressing the various forms of Paganism, witchcraft, and the like in greater detail.  Tonight’s ending was actually a great example of the differences between practitioners and what they do, say, and expect in more ritualistic settings.  Ritual creation and etiquette is one of those many things we hope to discuss.

Some people requested additional reading.  To be brutally honest, most resources I would recommend are online because many of the published, widely-available books are problematic in one way or another, whether that means incorrect history, confused information, or some form of discrimination.  Our Tumblr has a page for both Santa Cruz-specific and online resources, so while I collect more links and texts for specific subjects, blogs like The Pagan Study Group Page (look for yours truly as mountain hound, woo!) and its Resource blog would be a great start for finding additional information. Here’s something for you Sagan Pagans, and if Neil DeGrasse Tyson doesn’t become one of your honorary prophets, I will judge you.  A raised eyebrow may get involved.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or requests concerning resources, events, information, or what you would like to see in future meetings, you may always email us at commseed@ucsc.edu.  I am, as you may have seen, quite happy to answer your questions, often at great length.

Next Tuesday, October 27th, is our full moon walk and ritual.  Meet at Kresge Plaza at 7pm and we’ll go trooping out into nature.  Wear comfortable shoes, please, but we’ll also make sure to keep to terrain that won’t send you falling face-first into a tree.

And, as always: sith co nem, nem co doman, doman fo ním, nert hi cach.
“Peace to the sky, sky to the earth, earth under heaven, strength in all.”

Marjorie C.
Community Seed

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