Rhode Island College Pagan Group
Thursday, March 9, 2006
Awesome meeting yesterday!
Friday, February 24, 2006
4:12PM - wedding article
'Jumping the broom' -- The Wicca way to get married
02/18/2006 01:00 AM EST
BY FAYE B. ZUCKERMAN
Journal Staff Writer
Susan Asselin started James and Angela Gorin's wedding ceremony by using a broom to sweep away negativity.
"I do this so you can start a life together fresh and anew," said Asselin, as she swept around the couple at the Temple to Music at Roger Williams Park to encircle them in sacred or cleansed space.
As incense burned, the four bridesmaids put out their dominant hands and circled around. They created their own venerable space and welcomed the 30 guests. ( moreCollapse )
Kellye, is this the article?
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
8:52AM - I do have stories to tell
okay I do have stories although the computer woudl'nt read my thumdrive at all. but yes I have them. They are focklore, did that count.
Saturday, February 18, 2006
Hey guys, thought you'd all find this interesting, there was an article in ProJo today, in the Life Beat section about a Pagen wedding. I thought it was interesting because it mentions how the bride's mother didn't know anything about the religion, she was Catholic, and stuff like that. Might be a good piece for discussion?
Friday, December 30, 2005
6:30PM - Topics!
Hey everyone, I'm going to be putting together the topics for next semester soon. If anyone has any good ideas, I'd like to hear them. Some of the ones we have are:
The Theory that Religious Focus Stems From the Means of Sustenance
Relations with Other Religions(might try inviting people of other faiths to this one)
Paganism and Roleplaying
Paleo-, Meso-, and Neo-Paganism, and the difference between the three
Warrior Traditions in Modern and Ancient Paganism
Discussing Ancient Pagan Cultures
We could also have repeats of some of the ones we covered last semester, if enough people really want to.
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Hey guys, frickin' vote already. I want to have an actual vote this time.
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
11:30AM - Voting!
Hey, votes start today. Kris is running for Vice President, and Barry expressed interest in being Treasurer. If you're able to vote, send me an email at email@example.com. If you're not sure as to whether or not you're able to vote, contact Vanessa.
Also, we're still looking for a Secretary, so if any of you want to help out, please speak up now.
Monday, December 12, 2005
8:35PM - Nominations/Voting
Hey everyone, just wanted to remind you all that nominations are going on right now. We need to have some officers as soon as possible. Since I'm not running for anything, I'll be handling the votes.
As far as I know, the only person planning to run is Kris, for the position of Vice President. We still have the Treasurer and Secretary positions open, so if you want to help out please run for an office.
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
10:39PM - November 30
Hey, this week's topic is 'City Pagans'. Most Pagans today live in large cities. How can someone worshipping nature apply their practice living in an urban area? How did our ancestors living in cities worship the gods? What differences, both positive and negative, are there between rural, sub-urban, and urban living?
Saturday, November 26, 2005
8:01PM - more for the humor topic
You Might be Giving Pagans a Bad Name If...
You insist that your boss call you "Rowan Starchild" because otherwise you'd sue for religious harassment. (Score double for this if you don't let that patronizing dastard call you "Mr. or Ms. Starchild.")
You request Samhain, Beltaine, and Yule off and then gripe about working Christmas.
You expect your employer to exempt you from the random drug testing because of your religion.
You think the number of Wiccan books you own is far more important than the number you have read, regardless of the fact that most of your books are for beginners.
You've won an argument by referencing "Drawing Down the Moon," knowing darned good and well they haven't read it either.
You said it was bigotry when they didn't let you do that ritual in front of city hall. It had nothing to do with the skyclad bit.
You picketed The Craft and Hocus Pocus, but thought that the losers who picketed The Last Temptation of Christ needed to get lives.
You've ever had to go along with someone's ludicrous story because it was twice as likely to be true than most of the nonsense you spout.
You complain about how much the Native Americans copied from Eclectic Wiccan Rites.
You've ever referenced the Great Rite in a pick-up line.
Someone has had to point out to you that you do not enter a circle "in perfect love and perfect lust." (Score double if you argued the point.)
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Tuesday, November 22, 2005
1:36PM - Nominations soon!
I just wanted to remind everyone that the open nomination period will be coming up soon. If you'd like to nominate someone for an officer position, remember to come to the meeting on December 7, which is a couple weeks from now. Also, any suggestions for topics of discussion are welcome, since the officers will soon be putting together a list for next semester. Thanks.
Sunday, November 20, 2005
3:22PM - pagan humor
This week's topic--the topic for the meeting we're not having because of break-- is pagan humor. As there is no meeting, this IS the discussion. Feel free to post favorite pagan jokes and comics, or your thoughts about pagan humor. I will try to post a few times over break with whatever I find.
Here's a favorite of mine:
( What do you get when you cross a Zen Buddhist and a Druid?Collapse )
Monday, November 14, 2005
5:11PM - November 16's meeting
If any of you are artistically inclined, we still need a logo, preferably one which incorporates the RIC tree logo. The tree logo can be found through a google.com image search, for anyone who is interested.
The topic of this week's meeting will be Magic(k): does it work, do you do it, what is it, what is its role in regards to paganism, what was its role in regard to paganism, and can you use it to get me a winning scratchcard? The meeting will be on the Donovan/ student union catwalk at the usual time, unless Dan manages to get a room, in which case one of us will let you know.
Feel free to start discussion about this week's topic, or any other related topics, here on this community. We've noticed that the in-meeting conversations never seem to get going until halfway through, so a jumpstart couldn't hurt.
Monday, November 7, 2005
I just created this group to allow members to keep up on events and topics, as well as to allow them to continue conversations.