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Is this place active anymore?  I would love to have some recommended books and websites for Christopaganism.  Seems like only one of the links on the info page works.

New!

Hi there, I'm new.

Um...where do I start? I currently attend an Episcopal Church and I'm also involved in the local (Orlando FL) pagan community. I sometimes call myself an "Episcopagan."

I am a frequent pray-er of the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary and I've gained a lot of insight from that.

I also incorporate some Northern European Heathen insight into my practice (Celtic and Germanic).

One of the things I like about my Episcopal church is the intense hospitality and welcome I found there. It has moved me to tears; I've wished that the Heathen world had something that good.

I have a strong devotion to Mary and I also have this thing for Saints Bernadette Soubirous and Therese Martin.

Hmmm...not sure what else to add.

Introduction

Hi I'm mauvedragon.

I'm a christo-pagan, my prefered deities being Jesus (as part of the trinity), Hokmah/Sophia (Wisdom), Bast and Hathor/Het-Heret.

I'm 21, I'm going to complete my BA this year (more or less), my Awen (divine inspiration) is to teach and to heal. Due to this, secondary school (year 7-12) teaching is going to become my vocation. I'm a history buff, japanophile, and I learn karate.

I have a webpage which is designed to be the sort of page I would have liked to find starting out.
It's at http://www.geocities.com/anitaruthb/
Jesus Tomb Documentary to Test Viewers' Faith
Linda Leicht
News-Leader.com


When the new documentary "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" airs Sunday night on the Discovery Channel, plenty of Christians will be watching.

The film, made by "Titanic" director James Cameron, contends that a tomb found in a suburb of Jerusalem contains the remains of Jesus, as well as his family — wife Mary Magdalene and a son named Judah.

For many Christians, that contention flies in the face of their belief that Jesus was the son of God who rose from the dead and was taken bodily into heaven.

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I hope everyone had a Blessed Yule and a Merry Christmas and hope ever has a Happy New Year and a Blessed Epiphany.  I love this time of the year... so many special days and so many presents to get.  Just one big long celebration. :)
I have been a more than 6 year Pagan, or so i thought.

Last year, i found myself picking up a cross, planning to dress like 80's Madonna, and just felt a wave of energy run through me as if Christ were just calling me...

I went through a fundie phase in which i questioned everything i had ever believed in, and i finally have come to this. I am not sure about Witchcraft, itself, i have found myself having negative experiences with beings from other worlds (if you can believe that) when i used to do spells. But i still do rituals-- i see a difference.

I hope i haven't yapped your ears off!



~Althiriel (Lee)
eeeee!!! soul_in_flames let la_connaisance know about this, and we are going! I'm so 'cited!!!

I am not a big Starhawk fangrrrrl any more, but it will still be fabulous to hear her speak and besides for her books I also have and have read quite a bit of Carol Christ's work as well.
Subject: Feminine Divine conference at Northwestern in November

Both Carol Christ's and Starhawk's evening lectures are free (though advance registration seems to be necessary), and the whole two-day conference costs only $25.

More details (and free registration for evening lectures) are at Northwestern's website:
http://www.religion.northwestern.edu/news/conference.html

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The Feminine Divine in Cross-Cultural Perspective
An International Conference at Northwestern University
Nov. 26-28, 2006

This conference will bring together distinguished scholars across a range of religious traditions—Paganism, Hinduism, Chinese and Tibetan Buddhism, Jewish Kabbalah, Roman Catholicism, and African Diaspora religions—to speak about expressions of the divine Feminine in a comparative context. Textual scholars, archeologists, anthropologists who do fieldwork on living religions, and devotees involved in religious practice all bring their concerns to this field of inquiry.

People interested in the recovery of religious traditions can ask why feminine manifestations of the Divine have been ignored and how they can be retrieved, while scholars of comparative religion can ask how feminine bearers of divinity function within diverse types of religion—monotheist, polytheist, and non-theist. Our conference is meant to bring these diverse constituencies into a lively conversation.

Evening lectures on Sunday and Monday, open to the general public, will feature two prominent Pagan authors: Carol Christ, scholar of religions and director of the Ariadne Institute for the Study of Myth and Ritual, and Starhawk, feminist thealogian, novelist, and ecological activist.

The Summer Day

I like this....

The Summer Day

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean--
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down,
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.

I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?


~ Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems